First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Miles for Merry Miracles
First Lady Karen Pence hosted the fourth award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the Governor’s residence on Wednesday, where she awarded $23,500 to 31 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state. Floyds Knobs based Miles for Merry Miracles was represented by Elsie Gasaway, sophomore at North Harrison High School, Sophia Palmer, Junior at Floyd Central High School, and Teresa Hebert, program director who were on hand to receive the award.
Photo by Roger Burton
More than 400 participants, including 182 motorcycles and 20 vehicles that took part in Saturday’s benefit ride for the family of Trenton Miller. Miller will be a junior at Eastern High School this year. He was injured in a four-wheeling accident on Memorial Day weekend. He is currently undergoing rehab at Frazier Rehab in Louisville. His family provides daily updates to his condition on the Trenton Strong facebook page. “Saturday was a sight to behold!” said Melissa Burton, who was one of the event organizers. The ride went through five counties escorted by John Jones on the police Harley. Also among local law enforcement escorts were Dale Adams, John Rouston, Pekin Town Marshall Jeff Thomas and the end vehicle was driven by Washington Co Sheriff Roger Newlon! Each County the group travelled through met the crowd and blocked intersections to make sure there were no issues!