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June 2018 THE BEACON Page 9B Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp Fun Opportunities Abound Boy Scouts Zak and Joe Miller, Aiden Coleman, Brennon Hugenard, Joey Geisen, An- drew Strimple, Nate Bailey, Robbie Doyle, Max Giesen, and Eric Carpenter. Future Eagle Scout Honors Veterans with Memorial Boy Scout Joey Geisen, a sophomore at East Central High School, has chosen to honor veterans in our commu- nity with displays of memora- bilia from World War II. Mr. Geisen started this project as part of his work to become an Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 693 in Bright. Only four percent of Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges. The memorial displays have been set up at the VFW Post 7570. Artifacts include personal items the veterans used or brought home from past wars. Mr. Geisen built the displays with the assis- tance of family members, his troop, and the VFW. All of the display boxes were built by hand. Scout Geisen has volun- teered at the VFW in the past and has earned service hours. One of the displays de- signed and built by Joey Geisen features artifacts from WWII Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a free educational summer camp in June at its Lawrenceburg campus to introduce seventh- and eighth-grade students to career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. The process of advanced manufacturing is defined as the insertion of new technol- ogy, improved processes, and management methods to improve the manufactur- ing of products. Advanced manufacturing typically offers competitive wages and contributes handsomely to a region’s gross regional product. It also offers career pathways for workers with a wide variety of education and skills, including many middle-skill jobs. The camp will provide students with workforce readiness soft skills and help them plan and prepare for their futures. Current seventh- and eighth- grade students in Dearborn and Ohio counties are invited to attend the Ivy Manufac- turing 2018 Summer Camp. The camp will be from noon to 5 p.m. June 26-28 at the Ivy Tech Lakefront Campus. Lunch is provided each day. Students attending the free three-day camps will have the following experiences: • Explore career opportuni- ties in the field of advanced manufacturing; • Meet industry profession- als who will mentor them on the soft skills needed for ca- reers, such as time manage- ment and communication; • Learn about the educa- tion and skills needed for a variety of jobs; • Identify high school class- es they can take to help them prepare for careers while also earning college credit. The camps are coordinated as a partnership between Ivy Tech, local school corpora- tions, health care facilities, and businesses. To register for the camps or for more information, contact Ann Stenger at 812- 537-4010 ext. 5284. Community Generosity Helps Hunger Relief The Bengal Beat Show Choir performed at the Hunger Awareness event for the Clearinghouse. Aurora Elementary School households and and Vice-President of the three thousand in- Clearinghouse Board of dividuals. To learn Directors addressed Sacks of more about the Snacks. This program dis- Clearinghouse and tributes weekly food items how you can help, to children so that they can contact Karry Hol- have food at home outside of lan, Charles White school hours when free and or Sherry Love reduced lunch is not available. at 812-926-1198. Over four hundred sacks are You can also visit distributed each week. their website at The funds raised at the Hun- dearbornclearing- ger Awareness Event raises the much-needed funds for the Clearinghouse to continue assisting those in need. The group hopes to expand their programs to include a mobile pantry in the near future. Danette Volpenhein, The Clearinghouse recog- nizes that fund raising efforts 451 Bielby Road 451 Bielby Road would not have been possible Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 without generous sponsors Bus: 812-577-0765 Bus: 812-577-0765 such as the UCB Chari- table Foundation, Highpoint Thurs. 9 to 5 pm Mon. & Thurs. 9 Mon. to 5 & pm Health, Dearborn Savings Tues. & Weds. 9 to 8 pm Tues. & Weds. 9 to 8 pm Bank, the City of Lawrence- Friday 9 to 4 pm Friday 9 to 4 pm burg, the City of Aurora, the City of Greendale, Friendship State Farm, Bloomington, IL State Farm, Bloomington, IL State Bank, Home Furniture, 1211999 and many others. 1211999 In 2017, The Clearinghouse served over one thousand Danette Volpenhein, Agent Agent Dee Hacker worked dili- gently at the event to raise awareness of all that the Clearinghouse does. Broadcasting legend and area resident Jim Scott shared the podium with Mary Bailey during the event. The Dearborn County Clearinghouse held its fifth annual Hunger Awareness Event on April 12. Proceeds helped benefit the organiza- tion that serves Dearborn and Ohio counties The Clearinghouse is a nonprofit hunger relief organi- zation that works with indi- viduals and families in need of food, clothing, housing and utilities. This year’s dinner fea- tured pre-dinner entertain- ment provided by the Bengal Beat Show C