Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Staff Enter Model Plane Challenge

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Indiana Department of Correction

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
6908 Old US Highway 41 South
Carlisle, IN 47838-0500

FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt

Teresa Littlejohn
Public Information Officer
(812) 398-5050 ext. 4110

Date: October 30, 2020

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Staff Enter

Special Olympics Model Plane Challenge

Carlisle, Ind. - Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) staff entered the Special Olympics Model Plane Challenge to show their support for what Special Olympics does for their participants and their families.  Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) crafted 16 planes for the challenge.  The facility also made a monetary contribution of $1200.  WVCF has been a long time supporter of Special Olympics Indiana.

The WVCF staff shown below stated the following about the experience and how thankful they were that their family member was able to participate.  Truedeen Everhart said, "My grandson understands how important it is to give back to the community, but this was a positive way to reinforce it."  His plane was named "Patriot" and won a Best Dressed award.  Erin Padgett said, "My daughter really enjoyed participating in something so special.  It gave her a chance to use her creative side as well."  Her plane was named "Flower Patch" and also won a Best Dressed award.  Earl Brock said, "I am thankful my son got to be a part of something like this.  He put a lot of thought into what he drew and why."  His plane was named, "God's Plane" and won a Farthest Fliers award.

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Classification Assistant Truedeen Everhart, Human Resource Senior Business Partner Erin Padgett, Correctional Sergeant Earl Brock, & Special Olympics Representative Danielle Smith

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WVCF entered 16 model planes for the competition.


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