In 1991, Betty decided to do something big – something to give back to the community that had long supported her family and her real estate business. Knowing how important literacy is to success, Betty HANDMADE a book for each of the 1,200 kindergarten students in Vigo County. The books were personalized, making the student the “star” of the motivational story. Every single page included the student’s first name. Not only did Betty make the books, but she also delivered them, often reading aloud to the classes when she did.
WHO’S NEXT? MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Nominations for the IAR Good Neighbor Award are due the Monday after Thanksgiving, or by Midnight ET on November 29, 2021. Self-nominations are strongly encouraged because only you know your story.
PAST INDIANA GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD HONOREES
|2021||Betty Lanke, Terre Haute||Give-A-Book Program|
|2020||Pam Lumley, New Albany||Hosparus Health|
|2019||Paul Wyman, Kokomo||Turning Point|