Brownsburg’s Dorothy Sisson Honored as one the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award Winners

The Golden Hoosier Award is one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to senior citizens

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2017 Golden Hoosier Award recipients were recognized this morning during a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse emceed by Yonda Snyder, Director of Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA)  Division of Aging,

The award, which began in 2008, annually honors Hoosier senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities. The award is considered one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to senior citizens.

“Today’s event recognized 22 Senior Hoosiers whose tireless work has such a great impact on local communities. They are each examples of what a difference individuals can make when they give back, no matter how old you are,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “We were also thrilled to award the inaugural Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers group award to Ramps to Freedom who collectively transform lives through their initiative. Each of today’s award winners should be an inspiration to us all.”

Eligibility criteria for the Golden Hoosier Award includes being a current Indiana resident aged 65 or older and a volunteer in the community for at least the past three years.

2017 Golden Hoosier Award honorees:

  • Mary Adams – Hobart
  • Jinsie Bingham – Greencastle
  • Roseann Cogdill – Vincennes
  • Janet Compton – Flatrock
  • Susan Cox – Muncie
  • Bob Dwenger – Rushville
  • Paul Filter – Dillsboro
  • Nola Gartin – Petersburg
  • Judy Harrell – Wheatland
  • Jackson Higgins – Mount Vernon
  • Larry Isch – Decatur
  • Cathy Kuenzli – Kokomo
  • Mary Lackore – Middlebury
  • Barbara Maxwell – Jeffersonville
  • Gladys Muhammad – South Bend
  • Donna Schroeder – Glenwood
  • Kanwal Prakash Singh – Indianapolis
  • Dorothy Sisson – Brownsburg
  • Dana Snider – Middlebury
  • Ramona Wilkinson – Rushville
  • William Willis – West Baden Springs
  • Dorothy Wiekamp – Mishawaka

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