Bank giving away $20,000 to nonprofits

Tribune Staff Reports

Old National Bank is sponsoring a $20,000 cash giveaway to benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Winners will be chosen by the community.

This promotion is available only at Old National banking centers that were former IBT locations in South Central Indiana, including Austin, Batesville, Brownstown, Columbus, Greensburg, Hope, Madison, Osgood, North Vernon, Salem and Seymour.

One award of $5,000 will be given to the charitable organization receiving the most votes in South Central Indiana. Multiple awards of $1,000 will be given to the charitable organization receiving the most votes at each banking center. Winners must be nonprofit organizations with a 501C(3) legal tax exemption status.

The winning charities will be announced the week of Dec. 16.

The promotion ends Dec. 7. Residents must cast their votes in person at any Old National Bank location in the cities listed. Voters must be 18 years or older and may only vote once per day.

In 2011, Old National Bank funded nearly $3 million in grants and sponsorships that supported about 1,500 community initiatives. In addition, last year bank associates spent nearly 77,000 hours volunteering at more than 2,000 community organizations.

Wine-glass painting offered in Columbus

The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts will offer its Paint the Town series Dec. 4 at Hotel Indigo in Columbus.

At this social art event, participants will paint two wine glasses with special paints suitable for usable glassware.

Teaching artists will coach participants as they paint a classic grape and vine design on two 20-ounce wine glasses.

“These will make great Christmas gifts,” instructor Darnell Dukes said. “We will provide the wine glasses and the special paints for glassware.”

The Hotel Indigo event will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The fee is $25 for art center members and $30 for others. All art materials and tools are supplied, and the fee includes appetizers provided by Hotel Indigo. There will also be a cash bar available.

Hotel Indigo is in downtown Columbus between Brown and Lindsey streets at Fourth Street.

Space is limited, so advanced reservations are

required. Reservations will be accepted only with prepayment of the fee. To reserve a spot, contact the art center at 812-522-2278 or

You also may register at the center office noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

The art center is at 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour.

Learn how to weave a basket at Seymour library

Stacy Robbins and Anita Gault will teach beginners how to weave a Christmas cheese and cracker basket beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Seymour Library meeting room.

All adults and teens are invited to register and pay $25 for supplies at the Seymour Library by Wednesday.

There is a limit of four to 12 students for this class. The class might last until 4 p.m. but will end earlier if baskets are completed.

Each attendee should bring a sack lunch. Drinks are provided.

A weaver’s kit will be available for purchase, if there is interest. All materials are furnished. The instructors are also providing all buckets and tools to borrow to make the baskets.

For information, call Becky Brewer at 522-3412 ext. 1239.

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