Archive - Sep 5, 2013 - News Article
Nancy Manuel and Deb Mishler of the local Purdue Extension Service updated the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon on the status of their program to address childhood obesity in Adams County. Manuel, the extension service's health and science educator, informed the commissioners that the agency had applied for and received a $20,000 childhood obesity grant through the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative.
The United Way of Adams County held its annual campaign kickoff on Wednesday, presenting two new co-chairs to the board: Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil.
The event marks the start of the 2013-2014 campaign season and a new and higher goal of $200,002 to be raised.
The kickoff luncheon honored the 2013 Campaign Pacesetters who raised over $60,000 last year, the agencies, and the campaign team.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Plans are well under way for the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's annual Callithumpian Festival and parade.
According to a Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman, the deadline for any groups or organizations who wish to list events or ads in the Callithumpian brochure is Saturday.
Forms for various events, parade entries, booths and the House Decorating Contest are available at the Chamber office, 125 E Monroe St., or online at http://www.decaturchamber.org/.
For more information, call the Chamber, 724-2604.