Editorial: Weekly rewards 4/4/14

Thumbs-up to the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce and Community Foundation of Jackson County. Both agencies recently shined a spotlight on an important local industry — agriculture. They served up breakfasts devoted to recognizing the importance of farming and ag-related businesses to our community and their place in the global economy.

Thumbs-up to area residents, groups and businesses that are helping the Anchor House food pantry qualify for a $35,000 grant through the Feinstein Challenge. The pantry hopes to raise $5,000 in new donations as matching funds for the grant. The donations must be above regular donations to the pantry and documentation is required for donations to qualify toward the challenge. Donations may be sent to or left at Anchor House, 250 S. Vine St., Seymour. For information, call executive director Deb Bedwell at 812-522-9308.

Thumbs-up to Haley Hackman of Brownstown, a sophomore at University of Indianapolis and graduate of Brownstown Central High School. She recently was named a 2014 Indy 500 Festival Princess. She is competing for a $2,500 scholarship and the title of queen of the 500 Festival program, part of activities in May connected with the Indianapolis 500 auto race.


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