Last Thursday, Bobby and I had the opportunity to help raise money for Hanger's EVSC Clothing Resource. We actually began our fundraising efforts a few weeks ago. This entailed one of us wearing an ice cream cone costume, on Green River Road. Bobby was way too tall, so I drew the short straw. It was actually fun to dance around and be silly, dressed as an ice cream cone!

Photo: Bobby G
Photo: Bobby G

We did a little video, with an online donation option.

celeb scoop hangers Photo: Liberty
celeb scoop hangers Photo: Liberty

Maureen Barton with the EVSC says that over $26,000 was raised! That is going to go a long way, helping students get the every-day living essentials that they need.

Photo: Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company
Photo: Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company

There are a lot of people to thank, and a few awards were announced, too:

Volunteer Awards: Thanks so much Leslie Hamby, chair of the event, Hope,and Jessica Leigh Morris-Head! Another thank you to Baskin-Robbins for hosting us again this year! Thank you, Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company and Owen Small for taking pictures.

 Community Awards

Community Teams
1st place - Berry Global (Jennye Scott, Lauren Piekos, Ronda Hale, Debbie Garrison, and Heather Mayfield)
2nd place - Tri State Community Clinics (Joseph Neidig and Ashley Fehr-Chipps)
3rd place - Macy's (Becky is the BOMB!!)

Most Improved: Tie between Evansville Police Department (Philip Smith and Billy Bolin) and Team Branson/ John Bopp Jr.
Newcomer Award (setting the bar high for their first year) - Shoe Carnival 

Community Individual
1st place - Bill Schirmer, CEO ETFCU
2nd place - Jeffrey Berger of Hilliard Lyons
3rd place - Pat Shoulders of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP

Most Improved: Liberty My 1053 WJLT
Newcomer Award: Neil Chapman of Chapman Injury Lawyers


1st place - Best in the West (Robert White, Katie WT White, Nathan Steele, Chastity Nisbeth, and Denise Hicks Strawn
2nd place - Team Huff (Aaron, Andrew, and Sheila)
3rd place - Team Harrison Alumni (Toni Hamilton and Andre)

Most Improved: Team William Henry Harrison High School (Evansville, Indiana) Alumni

1st place - Mike Taylor
2nd place - Lisa Shanks
3rd place - Ryan Merriweather (missed 2nd place by $55)

Fun Categories!
Most Online Gifts - Shoe Carnival $470!
Most Decorative Bucket - Team Huff

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

EVSC for delivering tables and chairs
Vectren volunteers
Jon Siau for designing the logo
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office
Evansville Police Department
Evansville Fire Department for bringing out the kiddie combat challenge
Baskin-Robbins for opening your store
First1Class Evansville for providing music
Feller Express Trackless Train for the train rides and visits with the dinosaur. A crowd favorite!
Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company for scoop pictures
Hoosier Screen Printing for the in-kind donation
YMCA of Southwestern IN and ETFCU for letting us borrow tents

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