24 May Back in Business
This May has, in many ways, felt nearly normal. While we’re still wearing our masks, screening our health, keeping our distance and generally being cautious, we are also SO EXCITED to feel like the end of the pandemic is truly in sight. For New Hope, May is always a busy month full of community events, associate gatherings and more. Typically, our individuals spend time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) as race teams prepare for the Indy 500 at the end of the month. While we weren’t able to get back to the track, we still celebrated May the Indy way with some friends from the 500 Festival.
Earlier this month, five of the 500 Festival Princesses spent the morning with our Day Services program participants at the Payne Road location. Clients enjoyed photos with a Princess, rides in a pace car, and some good old fashioned fun! New Hope supporter and volunteer Valerie Strohl organized the event to brighten the spirits of New Hope clients who have spent most of the last 14 months at home. The event was topped off with cake and a dance party to get everyone excited for race day!
Thanks to all of the volunteers and associates who made this event possible while ensuring the safety of the individuals we serve! And special thanks to local news channel 8, WISH-TV for covering the event.