Thursday November 18th, was proclaimed by the Mayor Ballard as “I Care” day in Indiana.
The media campaign was launched to the public at Arsenal Tech high School that night and was catered by the schools very own culinary students. The presentation of the food was beautiful and also delicious. The night featured Matt Tully as the keynote speaker, Leslie Olsen, former WISH TV Reporter as the MC, a performance from the Decatur Central High School jazz band, a poetry interpretation by Durell Jamerson from Ben Davis High School, and an acoustic performance by Kaylie Branch from Warren Central high school. The crowd was blown away by the student performances. Durrell brought tears to the attendees’ eyes when he read his poem. There was a Q/ A panel that consisted of Fred Hopkins (Student), Rocki Howard (Parent), and Don Stinson (Superintendent of Decatur Township). The panelists answered questions that the audience had submitted, and were able to give a perspective from each of the student, parent, and administrator groups.