MAR 21 – APR 7 xZOOberance 10 AM – 4 PM

xZOOberance

Three weeks of music, dance, art, and nature. Just the combination you need to to say sayonara to winter and ring in the season we’ve all been waiting for! xZooberance at the Indianapolis Zoo is a lively festival that features entertainment on two stages, a cheer garden offering beer, pretzels, treats and kid-friendly refreshments, and a whimsical garden of remarkable topiaries. Join WTTS this Saturday, March 30th from 4p-6p and stay for special performance by Hiss Golden Messenger!

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Spring Weather Safety

Spring has sprung! As wild spring weather approaches, be sure you know your risks and get prepared. Learn more from the National Weather Service: http://bit.ly/2JLhLU3

 

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$1,000 college scholarship – 3/31/2019 Deadline

Applications are now open for the Governor’s STEM Team

Local high school students are encouraged to apply for the Governor’s STEM Team, which highlights the work of young Hoosiers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Those selected will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from Indiana’s College Choice 529 Savings Plan and letter jacket identifying them as a member of the team.

This is an exciting opportunity for students to represent our community and showcase their STEM talents.

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of STEM experts, including teachers, college and university instructors, and staff from the Indiana Department of Education and the State Board of Education. Winners will be announced at a Statehouse ceremony in early May.

I encourage all interested students from our community to apply online before March 31.

Please share this opportunity with your family and friends, and don’t hesitate to email me at h89@iga.in.gov if you have any questions.

Golf 4 Kids – May 15, 2019

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Brickyard Crossing Golf Course

Every year, hundreds of children from across the state get the experience of a lifetime at The Salvation Army’s 706-acre Hidden Falls Camp in southern Indiana. For many of these kids, a week at summer camp is normally outside of their family’s budget. Thanks to the support of generous donors, The Salvation Army is able to create amazing adventures for children as young as six, where they can try new challenges, make lifelong friends, and explore nature in a safe, Christian environment.

This May, you have a unique opportunity to be a part of the magic that is summer camp. The Golf 4 Kids Outing on May 15th raises money to send kids to camp and to create fun, enriching experiences that they’ll never forget. Whether you are a golfer ready to hit the greens, or part of a company that would like to sponsor the outing, we welcome everyone to reach out to us and learn more about this exciting event.

Buy your tickets online here.

If you would like to pay via check or become a sponsor, please fill out our brochure and mail it in. Download the brochure here.

In addition to great golf on the beautiful Brickyard Crossing Golf course, golfers enjoy a box lunch, a silent auction, and much more. We encourage you to spread the word about Golf 4Kids with your friends, co-workers, and congregation.

Interested golfers can reach out to Deena Ford, Special Events Manager, at  (317) 222-7873 or Deena_Ford@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Interested sponsors can reach out to Andy Amick, Director of Corporate Relations, at (317) 914-8046 or Andy_Amick@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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Check to see if you qualify for a FREE Indiana tax filing!

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INfreefile was developed in 2003 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax preparation software vendors. INfreefile allows customers with lower adjusted gross incomes (AGI) to file their federal and state taxes for free using simple question and answer type software.

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Over 2 million Hoosier taxpayers will qualify for Indiana freefile! Are you one?

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This is one of our options, we have other options with other carriers. Let us help you design your correct coverage. Call us today at (317) 886-0081 or visit us on line: Scott Lynch Agency

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Happy 100th Birthday to The American Legion!!!! 03/15/2019

100 years of serving veterans, military members and their families.

The American Legion’s centennial birthday is about the nearly 2 million members who carry out the duties of the nation’s largest veterans service organization.

Why does the Legion celebrate its birthday on March 15?

On that date in 1919, the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United States is celebrated on July 4 – for the date in 1776 when patriots declared the independence of the British colonies and birthed the spirit of America – March 15 is the date when The American Legion came to life.

Throughout the organization’s history, local posts across the country have celebrated with festivities that have included the entire community. For the 20th birthday in 1939, Battle Mountain Post 71 in Hot Springs, S.D., brought out a 40-pound birthday cake – two pounds for every year of The American Legion’s history. For the 38th birthday in 1957, Post 214 in Upper Darby, Pa., hosted an entire week’s worth of events as part of American Legion Birthday Week, so proclaimed by the township’s Board of Commissioners. Parties, dances and a two-act play were held at Post 214’s clubhouse.

Some aspects of Legion celebrations have remained mostly the same over the years: for the 91st birthday in 2010, Post 252 in Greenwood, Ind., held its annual dinner, with speakers and entertainment by the Greater Greenwood Community Band. The post-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 621 presents the colors every year, but had a bigger role in 2010. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Scouting, Post 252 made that year’s party a joint affair with the troop. The national organization can get involved in commemorations, too: for this year’s 93rd birthday, the new American Legion Amateur Radio Club is operating as a special event station, and a committee has already been formed to celebrate the Legion’s 100th birthday in 2019.

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Here are some things that you may not know about The American Legion.

  • The American Legion was founded in March 1919 in Paris, France, by U.S. World War I military personnel
    stationed there who were dedicated to four pillars of service and advocacy: veterans, military personnel, youth
    and patriotic values.
  • The American Legion today consists of 55 “departments” in each of the 50 states as well as the District of
    Columbia, France, Mexico, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. There are approximately 13,000 local posts
    worldwide.
  • Current national membership is about 2 million. Combined with the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of
    The American Legion, membership in what is known as the American Legion Family exceeds 3 million.
  • American Legion membership is open to military personnel and veterans who have served their nation on
    active duty during wartime. Eligibility has been open to all who have served on active duty since Aug. 2, 1990,
    the beginning of continuous U.S. armed conflict in the Middle East and other locations around the planet.
  • The Legion has been instrumental in the creation of a number of major institutions of American society,
    including formation of the Department of Veterans Affairs, creation of U.S. Flag Code, passage of the
    GI Bill and more.
  • American Legion posts annually:
    » Donate more than 3.7 million hours of volunteer service in their communities
    » Provide assistance on more than 181,000 VA benefits claims and cases
    » Donate more than 80,000 pints of blood to collection centers nationwide, which makes the Legion the
    nation’s single largest blood donor
    » Awards more than 8,000 medals to Junior ROTC students
    » Sponsors more than 2,500 Scouting units serving more than 64,000 young people
    » Awards more than $4 million in college scholarships
  • Among the prominent Americans serving on the national 100th Anniversary Honorary Committee are:
    » Chairman Theodore Roosevelt IV, grandson of American Legion co-founder Theodore Roosevelt Jr
    » Tom Brokaw, former American Legion Baseball player and American Legion Boys State participant
    » Mitch Daniels, Purdue University President, former American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation
    participant and former two-term governor of Indiana
    » Jamie Corkish, former American Legion Junior Shooting Sports champion and 2012 U.S. Olympic gold
    medal winner
    » Diane Carlson-Evans, Vietnam War combat nurse
    » Gen. Patrick Brady, Medal of Honor recipient
    » Val Nicholas, NBC News Vice President
    » Susan Eisenhower, international policy adviser and granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower.

Want to know more about The American Legion or would like to join? Visit: The American Legion

Did you know as the child of a Veteran, you may be eligible for The Sons of The American Legion or The American Legion Auxiliary? Learn more here: Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary