SUBMITTED PHOTO Delta Theta Tau’s Karen Lackey (second from right) recently stopped by the Better Indy Babies pantry at University Heights United Methodist Church to present a $1,000 check to Amie Walls (right), who runs the facility. The pantry carries diapers, clothing and other necessities for babies. Along with the check, Lackey donated 12 quilts that she made. She has made nearly 300 quilts for the pantry over the past five years. The other ladies are Linda Truth (left) and Mandy Moss, who were referred to the pantry by HealthNet Community Health Centers.
Nearly 90 volunteers fanned out across Southport on Saturday to participate in the 11th annual Keep Southport Beautiful Day. Not only did they fill a dump truck with debris, they helped two elderly residents remove limbs from their yard.
Volunteers included Boy Scout Troop 120, Cub Scout Pack 120, Daisy Girl Scout Troop 917, members of Bethel Community Church, residents, city officials and friends of Southport. Joan Miller, owner of 40 Minute Cleaners president of the Greater Southside Business Alliance, furnished the refreshments and drinks.
“I want to thank all those who helped,” coordinator Duane Langreck wrote in an email after the event. “They did a wonderful job. The city is a cleaner place today and shows we have pride and what we can accomplish when we all work together. Thanks again to everyone.”