Golden Hoosier Award nominations sought
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award, which began in 2008 and honors Hoosier senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitments to their communities. Completed applications, found at www.Ig.IN.gov must be submitted by May 24. Awards will be presented June 23 at a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.
Discovering Historic Auburn
Discovering Historic Auburn, an event where families can ride horse-drawn wagons and view historic homes, takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Sixth and Jackson streets, downtown Auburn. Free. Museum passports at the information tent offer free admission to Auburn museums.
Easterseals Arc awards
Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana presented these awards:
Advocate of the Year, Julie Reynolds; Business of the Year, Lutheran Health Network; Family Advocate of the Year, Marlene Cooper;
Volunteer of the Year, Kathie Davis; Outstanding Donor of the Year, Chapman family; Direct Support Professional of the Year, Adult Day Center, Mary Jo Finch; Direct Support Professional of the Year, Group Homes, Paul Ricketts; Direct Support Professional of the Year, Projects Drive Group, Sandy Miller; Direct Support Professional of the Year, 24-Hour Supported Living, Marilyn Vizcarra-Sincler; Direct Support Professional of the Year, Hourly Supported Living, Kristie Wattley; Direct Support Professional of the Year, Transitions, Andrea Ross; Direct Support Professional of the Year, Employment Services, Dusting Jackson; Direct Support Professional of the Year, Overall, Paul Ricketts; Employee of the Year, Richard Till; Program of the Year, Employment Services; Participant of the Year, Group Homes, Anthony Coryell; Participant of the Year, Projects Drive Group, Sam Bardsley; Participant of the Year, 24-Hour Supported Living, Kenny Klein; Participant of the Year, Hourly Supported Living, Angela Radford; Participant of the Year, Transitions, Alex Smith; and Participant of the Year, Employment Services, Kristin Lutteringer.
Blue Bucket Brigade activities
The Blue Bucket Brigade, a collaboration between youth and police, will be present 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9 at Walmart stores in Allen County. Youth will be able to become "Deputy for a Day," receive a certificate and have their picture taken with a police officer.
Meijer Simply Give campaign begins
Meijer begins its 2017 Simply Give campaign where shoppers are encouraged to purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card upon checkout. Once purchased, the donation is converted into a Meijer food-only gift card and given to a local food pantry in need. The campaign will run through June 18 and once again coincide with this year's Meijer LPGA Classic.
New MHANI website
The Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana has announced a new website, GuardianshipFrontDoor.org, which features pages explaining the process to establish guardianship, information about when a guardian is needed and who can act as a guardian.
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