Southern Indiana Living

MAR-APR 2014

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Page 26 of 59 • 27 New Albany • Clarksville •Floyds Knobs • Sellersburg • Jefersonville • Bardstown • Louisville These pages are sponsored by Your Community Bank Bevy of benefactors bolster Bliss The 10th annual Center for Lay Minis- tries' Valentine Bliss fund raiser brought together a supportive group of com- munity members to beneft Bliss House, a Jefersonville-based, non-proft residential program for women in recovery from alco- hol and/or substance abuse. The event's primary sponsor was The News & Tribune. Pictured above is retired Judge Cile Blau, center, who was hon- ored with the Sue LaRue Award for her long-time support of Bliss House's mission and her devotion to changing the lives of individu- als who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. With her are Allen Oman, guest, and Mi- chele Anderson, committee chair. All smiles were part of the décor for the beneft recently. Pictured at left from left to right are Scott and Veronica Rife, and Nancy and Jerry White. The evening also included dinner, a silent auction, a Bliss House alumna speaker (Tommie Wallett), and presentations for service to Carol Dawson, previous event chair, and Julie Schwerer, Bliss House director. Valentine Bliss was an occasion for old and new friends to gather to raise funds. Above: seated are Darnell and Leatha Jackson. Standing are Susan Pop and An- tia Fields. WAVE-TV's John Boel served as emcee for the evening to beneft the Center for Lay Ministries, whose mission for more than 30 years has been to help people in need. Bliss House is one ave- nue through which the center continues its commitment to help the community. Feeding frenzy! Collaborators of the Snack Attack Café gathered recently with apprecia- tive elementary school children to cel- ebrate 10 years of sponsorship by Pills- bury/General Mills. From left to right are: Michelle Portwood of Pillsbury/ General Mills, Amy Salazar of the New Albany Parks Department, Bob Lane of the New Albany Housing Authority, New Albany Mayor Jef Gahan, Chris- tine Harbeson of Hope Southern Indi- ana, and Maj. Steve Kiger of the Salva- tion Army of Southern Indiana. The program provides a snack or meal during out-of-school times for 52,000 kids a year. MarchApril 2014.indd 27 2/23/14 8:41 PM

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