United Way of Perry County’s Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3 helped nonprofit organizations

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United Way of Perry County would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth, youth-group leaders and various businesses and agencies of the community for taking part in this year’s successful Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3.

Youth groups joined forces to paint, wash windows, rake, clean, weed, clean landscaping, construct the new Born Learning Trail and clear trails at designated locations across the county. The free labor provided by our volunteers saved our local nonprofit organizations many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time.   

Special thanks go to the following for donating time and  materials in preparation for a successful day:  

The Perry County News, Mayor Barbara Ewing and the city of Tell City for use of City Hall Park; Tractor Supply Co., First Baptist Church Mission Team, Bower Construction, R & A Sports and Chicago’s Pizza.
We would also like to thank the following organizations for partnering with us to provide service projects for our volunteers:

Anderson Woods, city of Tell City and Tell City Parks Department, Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Cannelton American Legion, city of Cannelton, Perry County Parks Department and Perry County Council on Aging.

Most importantly, we want to thank the 11 youth groups with a total of 146 volunteers from around the county for their enthusiasm, hard work and willingness to volunteer!  

St. Paul’s Catholic Confirmation Class: Jessie Wheatley, Amy Hackbarth, Logan Nugent, Samantha Allen, Mary Grace Alvey, Claire Bishop, Jarrett Hawhee, Javier Mendez, Gant Miller, Jacob Mowery, Eli Reed, Celina Snyder, Mary Steen, Brielle Strobel, Janice Hackbarth, Dorothy Steen, Mercedes Mendez, Tracey Coyle, Betty Gazcon, Chris Alvey, Carol Alvey, Kim Nugent and Sister Mary Emma Jochum.  

Jobs for America’s Graduates: Marie Emerson, Alexis Briscoe, Sierra Kellems, Mikayla Thomas and Jody Robinson.

Perry Central National Honor Society: Hannah Harpenau, Sarah Harding, Grace James, Marie Schwartz, Michael Schwartz, Megan Thomas, Isabel Adams, Mackenzie Flamion, Kenzie Williams, Rosa Schwartz, Sydney Goffinet, Kosha Wetzel, Hillary Hubert, Austin LeClere, Allison Parker, Mackenzie Etienne, Vanessa Johnson and Stephanie Walsh.

Tell City High School Key Club: Addison Peter, Sydney Goffinet, Cat Diaz, Madison Gilliland, Sydney Brown, Natalie Sanders, Emma Kohnert, Baylie Peter, Emily Heck, David Teague, Phillip Kehl, Tony Miller, Amber Thomas and Amy Hollinden.

First Baptist Church Team Spirit: Jimmy Hawkins, Kari Hawkins, Kyle Simpson, Addie Terry, Audrie Terry, Dakota James, Joe Parker, Beth James, Aquaila Parker, Skylar Parker, Kortlen Parker and Theresa Galey.
Girl Scout Troops #356 and 163: Emily Fuchs, Brenna Franzman, Jenny Hess, Hannah Scott, Jennifer Trujillo, Hannah Schulthise, Dakota Henderson, Kathy Fuchs and Sam Hess.

JAMS: Tell City High School- Katie Zuelly, Katlyn Kellems, Autumn Gaynor, Sadie Kellems, Kyra Gentry, Lexi McFarling, Cindia Ress and Vanessa Ford.
Tell City High National Honor Society – Mason Waninger, Clint Waninger, C.J. Rowe, Tyler Groves, Kelsey Gowers, Grant Bolin, Bailey Powell, Kyle Boyer-Hanks, Zach Flamion, Phil Jones, Brennan Malone, Reese Miller, Garrett Jarboe, Logan Smithson, Mark Fenn, Linda Reed and Nick Weyer.

Tell City Junior-Senior High School Girls Softball Teams: Bailey Sandage, Madison Schuetter, Savannah Alvey, Leah Hellums, Natalie Peter, Monica Bartley, Allison Conder, Phil Schuetter, Maggie Schuetter, Morgan Schuetter, Hunter Sandage, Ginger Stephens, Emili Stephens, Samantha Stephens, Jake Stephens, Ron Coyle, Jenna Coyle, Linzie Hellums, Virginia Hellums, Dan, Jill, Jana and Chandler Lacy, Mark Lehmkuhler, Josh and Sonia Casebolt, Jaden Casebolt, Chris Taylor, Andy and Heather Schroeder, Herbie and Stephanie Kuster & daughter and Dave Sanders.

Cub Scout Pack 192: Matt Aders, Zach Goffinet, Cody Goffinet, Taylor Sturgeon, Devante Harris and Mike Aders.

The United Way of Perry County is proud to have brought the Youth Day of Caring to Perry County for the eleventh year.  We believe it is important to instill the importance of volunteering in our youth and raise awareness of the vital services provided by the many valuable non-profit agencies in Perry County.  

Again, many thanks to all our volunteers, project leaders, and sponsors!

United Way of Perry County Board of Trustees
Pam Krygielka, Patrick Rich, Kim Oliva, Earla Williams, Seth Clark, Kris Walsh, Julie Hauser, Linda Reed and Lagina Gogel and  Executive Director Rebecca Fenn