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November 2, 2013

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Great support for League march

On Aug. 26, 2013, in celebration of the 93rd anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the League of Women Voters of Vigo County co-sponsored the Women’s Equality Day March. We would like to thank all the citizens who participated in the march.

The League would like to thank the members of the steering committee; Bionca Gambill, Ellen Reeves, Crystal Reynolds, Marsha Miller, Kim Norris, Kasey Blundell, Becky Buse and Stacey Rozmin. These ladies worked tirelessly in the planning of the march.

Indiana State University President Dan Bradley and Cheri Bradley welcomed all the marchers to the ISU campus. We thank them for hosting the event. We are also grateful to the co-sponsorship of the following ISU departments; Center for Community Engagement, Cunningham Memorial Library, Office of Diversity, The Department of Women’s Studies and The College of Nursing, Health and Human Services.

We would also like to thank the following co-sponsors: AAUW of the Wabash Valley, Boo’s Crossroads Cafe, Chinese School of the Wabash Valley, DeBaun Funeral Home, Embroidery Express, Erin’s Pit Stop, Frey Law Firm, Furniture Gallery, IBEW Local 725, Ivy Tech Community College, Jeff Lorick, Jeff’s Family Hair Care, Margaret Banker Fund-Wabash Valley Central Labor Council, Nellie Simbol, Girls Scouts of Central Indiana, John Kesler II Attorney-at-Law, Lucia Bridals, Ritter’s Custard, River Wools, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Vigo County School Corporation, Walmart South, and the Taxpayer’s Association of Vigo County.

Opening words and inspirational speeches were given by the following individuals; Mayor Duke Bennett, Ann Chirhart, Valerie Hart-Craig, Leah Allman, Cheri Bradley and Anne Elise Parks.

The League was delighted to have this year the Terre Haute Children’s Choir and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. The Children’s Choir sang beautifully for everyone before the march. The Girl Scouts, with flags held high, led the marchers from Eighth and Chestnut to the Condit House, the residence of President and Mrs. Bradley.

At the end of the event yellow roses were given to individuals for their many years of continuous voting. Roses were also given to first-time voters. We would like to thank Bob Brown, manager of Kroger North, for the donation of the beautiful yellow roses and for Kroger’s co-sponsorship.

It is our hope that the Women’s Equality Day March will inspire more people to take advantage of their right to vote. By doing so it will show that the Suffragettes’ hardships, sacrifice and endless work were not in vain. Please vote in every election. Your vote can make a difference.

— Carolyn Callecod, president

Women Voters of Vigo County

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