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About The Evansville Flag Competition
Lorie serves as the Executive Director for the Evansville Trails Coalition (ETC) and describes herself first as an advocate and life-long volunteer. For the past 8 years, she has worked to increase opportunities for community members to live healthy, active lives. Lorie is a graduate of the University of Evansville (UE), and has personally adopted UE’s mission as her own, “to think critically, act bravely, serve responsibly, and to live meaningfully in a changing world.”
I have had a dual career as a seasonal archaeologist since 1999 and have also been involved in public education for over 20 years. I’ve taught at many different grade levels including High School and at Ivy Tech. Currently, I teach 7th grade Social Studies at Perry Heights middle school. In my classes I like making history become hands-on and tangetable. This designing of a City Flag contest is a great match with my style of teaching because the contestants are analyzing what makes Evansville unique and then portraying that uniqueness on cloth. I am involved in this project because I see the value in a community having a shared symbol. I do feel there is a certain ‘esprit de corps’ that comes with a flag that truly represents a community.
Ashley is a civic minded, community leader who seeks to make a positive difference wherever she goes. As a member of senior leadership with the American Red Cross's Biomedical Services, Ashley's day job includes ensuring the successful collection of hundreds of units of blood to meet hospital patient need, each day. Outside of work, Ashley is a proud board member of the Evansville African American Museum, where she also is the co-chair for the Silent Auction Committee for the Museum's annual gala, as well as a member of the Marketing Committee. Ashley serves of the Social Media Committee Chair for the McCutchanville Elementary PTSA, and co-chair of their 2022 Online Auction Fundraiser. Ashley dedicates her time serving as a member of the Junior League of Evansville, helping to promote women's empowerment, while also serving as the Membership Arrangements Chair for the 2022-2023 Junior League year. Her favorite thing to do is serve as a co-leader for her church's youth group.
David is a Community Volunteer Lead for the American Red Cross and a Veteran. We thank him for his service.
WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND DONATIONS.