Betsy Hall of New Albany has been promoted to director of merchandising for Victoria's Secret.

Betsy Hall of New Albany has been promoted to director of merchandising for Victoria's Secret.

In her new role, Hall will be responsible for the merchandising function which supports the swim division for Victoria's Secret stores.

Prior to joining Limited Brands two years ago, Hall served as a merchant at Gap Inc. She also held positions with Gap International, American Eagle Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Hall received a bachelor's degree in merchandising with a minor in business from Michigan State University. She also attended John Cabot University in Rome.

Air Force Airman Chantz P. Wyant, the son of Lori Wyant of New Albany and Parke Wyant of Texas, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.He completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

New Albany residents are encouraged to participate in the second annual New Albany Learning Community Book Read, a joint initiative of the school district and Project PEACE.

This year's selected book is "The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids" by Madeline Levine.

Parents are invited to discuss this book at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Jefferson Room at New Albany High School.

A panel will be present to share their insights on the book.

Readers can prepare for the April meeting by reading along with the Community Book Club Committee and sharing their thoughts online at

The committee has provided a suggested reading schedule:

Chapters 1, 2 and 3: read by Dec. 1.

Chapters 4 and 5: read by Jan.15.

Chapters 6 and 7: read by March 1.

Chapters 8 and 9: read by April 19.

Franklin Church, 7171 Central College Road, will kick off its new Awana Children's Club Sunday, Nov. 1.

The club is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade and will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays.

Activities include Bible memorization, high energy games and Bible messages.

For additional information, call Franklin Church at (614) 855-1391.

Betsy Hall