Thumbs up to organizers and supporters of the Seymour Pepsi Plunge, which was recently staged at the swimming pool at Shields Park in Seymour. The event drew 667 swimmers to participate in 100 events. The meet brought many people to our community, providing an audience to see what our community has to offer and a chance for local businesses to benefit from their needs for the weekend.
Thumbs up to organizers and supporters of the recent Marilyn Mellencamp Art Show and Concert at Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. The event honored the late Marilyn Mellencamp’s support for and love of the arts and raised money for a new arts scholarship at Seymour High School.
Thumbs up to organizers of the recent Freetown July Festival. The event celebrates the nation’s history and brings people home to share in their own histories, gathering with friends and family in a community homecoming.
Thumbs up to the many volunteers, leaders, judges and others — including children of all ages from across Jackson County — who have helped organize this summer’s 4-H projects, judging and shows. The organization offers many lessons to area children, lessons that can be carried forward.
Thumbs up to Bill Combs of Alpha and Omega Contracting, who is helping organize and finance repairs to Hope House, a Seymour-based shelter for homeless men. Hope House is part of The Alley ministries, led by Pastor Rick Wilson. Hope House offers homeless men a place to stay at night and offers encouragement in job-seeking and finding a more permanent home.
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