Thumbs up to the Brownstown Elementary School students who raised $2,364.83 during a recent penny wars fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. The money — raised in just four-days — will help doctors at Riley Hospital conduct lifesaving pediatric research and enhance treatment for patients with family-centered services and allow for children with disabilities to attend Camp Riley. A related thumbs up to school custodian Bill Edwards and fourth grade teacher Adam Disque for agreeing to take pies in the face as part of the fundraising effort.
Soaring to the top
Thumbs up to Boy Scout Troop 529 members Logan Bryant, Owen Chandler, Chase Rogers and Daniel Kirby who became Eagle Scouts on Sunday during a special Court of Honor ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Seymour. The Seymour High School students were joined by classmate Luke Hauersperger, whose Eagle ceremony was conducted in late 2019. Eagle is the highest level of scouting a boy can earn, and candidates must demonstrate top levels of leadership, citizenship and service.
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Thumbs up to everyone who contributed any of the more than 600 items for the 17th annual Trinity Lutheran High School auction Saturday night in the Bollinger Athletic Complex at the Seymour school. A related thumbs up to the nearly 580 people who attended the auction and bid on items.
Thumbs up to the four local adults with developmental disabilities who demonstrated bravery, personality, talent and more in the inaugural Talent Unlimited Showcase on Saturday at Actors Community Theater of Seymour. They were Darin Gillam, Cassie Brock and Danielle Kinnett, all of Seymour, and Alysha Sandlin of Hayden.
Thumbs up to Sgt. Ryan Huddleston with the Seymour Police Department who recently received the law enforcement award from the David Benton chapter of Sons of the American Revolution for his 22 years of service. A similar thumbs up to JCB for receiving the chapter’s award for flying the American flag.
Nameless no more
Thumbs down to those who give police false names when they are being arrested. It’s a trend that seems to be increasing each year and one that only leads to more trouble for the officers involved and those being arrested once their true identity is known.