Mar 13, 2014
What's with those smiley faces in Huron?
While driving through Huron, I have noticed smiley faces on the fences, mailboxes and all over town. Is there some significance to the smilies? Jason in Perkins Township.
Update: Santana "Tanny" Vonthron died within the past day. People are leaving notes in the comments below and the gallery of Smiles for Tanny.
Original story: Yes, the smiley faces scattered throughout Huron are displayed in support of Shawnee Elementary School principal Tanny Vonthron, who continues to battle cancer.
They started popping up this past week, and we recently printed photos in the Register.
It's a grassroots effort — no one person is in charge of the cause — and Vonthron's family members have said they are overwhelmed by the loving display of support.
To the elementary school principal, yellow symbolizes courage. The color and its trademark smiley faces are featured prominently throughout her school.
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