Thumbs-up to Jenna Bowers of Medora and others involved in the annual Hope — Medora Goes Pink program this month. Bowers, 6, started raising money for breast cancer awareness at the age of 4. The Hope — Medora Goes Pink has become an annual event in the community in southwestern Jackson County, and it raises money and awareness for all types of cancer.
Thumbs-up to the Seymour Oktoberfest Committee and its many volunteers who help organize, plan and stage the annual event that turns downtown Seymour into a giant homecoming festival. Seymour Oktoberfest also serves as a fundraiser for many church and other charitable organizations that provide a number of community services in the city and around Jackson County.
Thumbs-up to the organizers, donors and supporters of Southern Indiana Center for the Arts and its annual fundraiser, An Artful Affair. The center offers a variety of classes, programs and exhibits throughout the year, including summer art camps. Donations to An Artful Affair play a key role in seeing that classes and program are offered to people of all ages in our community.
Thumbs-up to area high school volleyball teams that claimed regional championships Tuesday. Brownstown Central, Seymour and Trinity Lutheran all won regional titles and will play in semistate tournaments Saturday. The Braves defeated Batesville and will travel to Jasper to play Bishop Chatard of Indianapolis. The Owls beat Castle and will play host to No. 10 Cathedral. And the Cougars beat Christian Academy and will travel to Loogootee to face Hauser. Good luck Braves, Owls and Cougars.
Thumbs-up to the Indiana Fever basketball team on winning its first WNBA Title. Hoosiers around the state caught the Fever as the squad defeated the Minnesota Lynx 87-78 in the final game, which was played on Sunday. Hoosier hoops at all age levels remains a great part of life in Indiana.
Thumbs-up to Brownstown school officials for recently including the late John Armuth in its Brownstown Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Armuth, who also shot sports photographs for The Tribune, retired from Brownstown schools, where he once served as a high school volleyball coach. The Bartholomew County native is credited by many with building the foundation for a solid, successful Braves’ volleyball program. He died in a car wreck in March 2011.
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