'Golden Hoosiers' Honored at Statehouse

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(Image of the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award winners courtesy of the state of Indiana) (Image of the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award winners courtesy of the state of Indiana)

The state has announced recipients of an annual award for Indiana seniors' commitment to community service. This year's class of Golden Hoosier Award winners includes 22 honorees who are 65 or older and have volunteered for at least the last three years.

The award was launched in 2008 and is considered one of the highest honors from the state to senior citizens.

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says the award recognizes Hoosiers "whose tireless work has such a great impact on local communities.They are each examples of what a difference individuals can make when they give back, no matter how old you are." She called each of the winners "an inspiration to us all."

The Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers award was handed out for the first time. It went to Ramps to Freedom of Columbus, a volunteer program of the Thrive Alliance which builds ramps at the homes of individuals with physical limitations.

The 2017 individual honorees are:

  • Mary Adams of Hobart
  • Jinsie Bingham of Greencastle
  • Roseann Cogdill of Vincennes
  • Janet Compton of Flatrock
  • Susan Cox of Muncie
  • Bob Dwenger of Rushville
  • Paul Filter of Dillsboro
  • Nola Gartin of Petersburg
  • Judy Harrell of Wheatland
  • Jackson Higgins of Mount Vernon
  • Larry Isch of Decatur
  • Cathy Kuenzli of Kokomo
  • Mary Lackore of Middlebury
  • Barbara Maxwell of Jeffersonville
  • Gladys Muhammad of South Bend
  • Donna Schroeder of Glenwood
  • Kanwal Prakash Singh of Indianapolis
  • Dorothy Sisson of Brownsburg
  • Dana Snider of Middlebury
  • Ramona Wilkinson of Rushville
  • William Willis of West Baden Springs
  • Dorothy Wiekamp of Mishawaka

You can connect to more about the winners' accomplishments by clicking here.

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