At 8: 30 am, Elise went to “Twin Lakes Recreation Center”. She saw a purple, red, blue and greed ropes on the fence. When no one want to use it the worker will put way on the fence. When some people want to use those ropes worker will release the rope from the fence. Also, Elise bring her speaker with her because she need to speaker that playing some music during the sport time. Elise has two friends and one tutor during class. A girl wears blue T-shite who is jenny and a girl wears red t-shite she is Kathy. Who wears black T-shit she is tutor her name is Leona. Leona was teaching the new action or position that name is called “Angel posting “.
After her tutor posting, Elise, Kathy, and jenny were trying to do the “angel posting “ but they failed so many times. Jenny was trying to do the post she could not do it , so Elise grabbed jenny’s leg and say “ Do not give up “ you can do it and keep going “ . Finally, jenny could do the post it.
Next , Elise time to show off what she got . As same as Jenny, Elise also fell many times . Kathy said “you can do it Elise “ “ nothing is impossible “ so Elise relax and do it again. So Elise sat on the pad. She remind what steps the tutor teacher them. And then Elise climb again and do the post. Her tutor was standing on the ground and watching Elise doing right or wrong. Finally, Elise did the “angel posting“ “ flying posting “ and “ upside down posting”
Leona thinks has potential to become a good gymnastic person because she can do the S- level posting.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s commenced after a short opening ceremony. Representatives from the National Organization came to personally thank those who dedicated their time to support the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Participants are encouraged to add the reason why they support the cause. Many write names of loved ones they’ve lost.
A volunteer shows off the official t-shirt of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Participants who donate or raise $100 or more get one of these shirts.
An elderly woman raises her blue flower to indicate that she has Alzheimer’s.
Participants of all ages raise their pinwheel flowers to show unity.
Jill’s House Assisted Living is a national sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These participants are on the Jill’s House Heroes team.
Members of Sigma Kappa sorority keep out of the ninety degree heat by sitting in the shade of a massive tree before the walk begins. Sigma Kappa raised over $14,000 for this event.
A sea of people start making their way around Bryan Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon pause their walk to pose for a photo. Mrs. Gordon proudly raises her yellow flower to indicate that she is Mr. Gordon’s caretaker.
Participants near the end of the mile walk around Bryan Park. Cheerleaders from the local high school provide encouragement.
A woman and her mother rest after completing the walk. Cold water bottles and snacks were provided at Woodlawn shelter.
Mays Greenhouse, located at 6280 S Old State Rd 37, Bloomington, IN. Mays sells a variety of house and outdoor plants among many other items.
A young girl holds a pumpkin over her face as her mother pays the cashier. Many families bring young children to Mays Greenhouse.
A sign details which plants can be founds inside this specific greenhouse. Geraniums, orchids, and cacti are some of the house plants found inside.
Many small cacti sit in pots to be sold. Cacti are typically kept in medium-high heat and are watered sparingly.
A customer touches the leaves of a sensitive plant. Sensitive plant leaves fold up when touched.
Butterflies sit atop flowers in a greenhouse. This greenhouses doors are kept open during the day allowing insects to frolic inside.
Water drips down into a pond inside of the house plants greenhouse. The fountain brings a soothing touch to the greenhouse.
Pots of all sizes, shapes, and colors sit outside on the grounds of Mays Greenhouse. Many plants need to be kept in pots.
A small troll figurine stands inside a maze at Mays. The maze is open to the public.
An employee squats down to bag a customer’s items. This was the final sale of the day.
For many IU students, a drive down College Avenue does not extend much further than “Kroghetto”, located between 1st and 2nd streets. Onward, past the merge of College and Walnut, only a few miles south and you will find Mays Greenhouse.
Mays, which opened over 50 years ago, serves the Bloomington community by providing countless plants, landscaping material and much more. Founder Marshal May left the heating and air conditioning business to fulfill a dream in gardening which led to the birth of Mays Greenhouse.
Beginning with a small greenhouse on their home property, Marshal and his wife Emma opened Mays Greenhouse for business in the spring of 1965. The business was a family affair with their daughters Martha and Helen working too. As business took off, Mays added more greenhouses and a shed for the cash register.
After Emma’s death a few years later, Marshal’s daughters Nancy and Judy joined the business and shortly thereafter he gave the business to all four of his daughters.
As the years past, Marshal’s daughters grew the business and Mays became a corporation in 2004.
Mays now serves the Bloomington community year-round providing a plethora of products to the community. In addition, Mays hosts three open houses each year: spring, fall, and Christmas.
Mays also hosts classes to provide customers with a better understanding of how to care for their plants. Sheila Brewer, who works with house plants, instructs classes on fairy gardens and bonsai.
“Succulents are probably the most popular thing right now,” said Brewer. “We sell a lot of different kinds because they are so easy to grow.”
Harriman Farms, located at 1961 State Hwy 67, Spencer, IN. The farm operator and owner William Harriman, sold this store front, along with the greenhouse nursery to his sister while he focuses on produce farming
The first crew, consisting of 8 migrant workers, are hand picking peppers while placing them into boxes and loading them onto the trailer. All the men and women workers work up to 60+ hours per week during the growing/harvest season
This male worker is sorting through the ripe peppers he just picked to get rid of any leaves before placing them into the box. He is wearing long pants, a t-shirt, socks on his arms, and a hat to protect himself from the sun and plants while he works in the field
William Harriman moves the tractor and trailer at one of his many fields he farms just down the road from his main farm. He is moving the trailer closer to his second crew so they do not have to walk as far to unload their totes at the trailer
A female migrant worker, along with a few others, are cutting the stems of the pie pumpkins. This is to help streamline the process so the other workers can pick up and load the pumpkins quicker
Mr. Harriman looks out of his tractor at some of his workers in the field. He is trying to judge where to stop so that the trailer attached to the tractor is closest to the new area where they are harvesting to allow for easy and quick unloads with minimal walking distance
Mr. Harriman is smiling at a remark his worker dressed in white said to him while helping in the field. William can speak fluent Spanish which allows him to communicate with his workers, while creating a more personable/friendly relationship between each other
William finishes dumping a load of pie pumpkins he just picked into one of the large bins with 2 of his workers coming to do the same. He works in the field everyday alongside his workers while supervising the crew at the same time
One of the workers drives a tractor full of regular pumpkins back to the main farm. These full-size pumpkins were harvested from another pumpkin patch nearby before they started harvesting the smaller ones at the current field
This building located on the main farm behind his sister’s store front is where the produce harvested earlier in the day in processed, washed, and packaged. William and a few workers fabricated the processing plant, with a storage loft located above where dry goods such as boxes are stored.
The discarded produce that is not sellable is sent out of the processing building by a conveyer to be loaded into this tractor and trailer. This discarded produce is either donated to the local food bank or placed back onto the fields to be used as compost depending on the quality of the bad produce
This seasonal display of mums, flowers, pumpkins and scare crow are located to the side of the store front where the large green houses are. Here you can view and pick out seasonal items grown by William and his sister that you want to buy
Long hot days working in the fields with your crew, day in and day out is what it takes to become a successful produce farmer, especially for a young first generation farmer.
Upon arriving at Harriman Farms located off highway 67, just north of Spencer, Indiana you will be greeted with a seasonal display of flowers, mums, and delicious fresh produce at the Harriman Farm market store.
By the size and success of the farm operation, being 150 acres, you would think it was passed down for generations. But, with some surprise, you will discover a first generation produce farmer, William Harriman, that happens to only be in his mid-30’s.
This size of a farm operation doesn’t come about overnight. William Harriman took the initiative fueled by his passion for farming to start a small greenhouse/produce farm in the mid 1990’s with the help of his sister. In 2008, Harriman Farms moved to its current location in Spencer, IN. The expansion to nearly 150 acres, 75 of which are dedicated to produce, didn’t come easy. Hard work, long hours, determination, passion, and trial and error has led to the overall success that the farm has reached today.
Front of The Great Outdoors store on morning of Saturday, September 30
Bob Meadows, bow technician, adjusts a d-loop on a new compound bow.
Bows wait on bow presses to be worked on for the day.
Bob Meadows makes final adjustments on a bow sight.
Bob Meadows scans for a crossbow. After customers buy crossbows off the rack, it is Bob’s responsibility to restock.
Josh Hawkins, left, thanks Bob, middle, for working on his bow.
Compound bows ready for pick-up hang in the back. Behind the workshop is a rack where bows are hung after getting worked on.
Bob works on a screw for a bow sight. A screw was too long so Bob goes to the saw to make adjustments.
Bob, left, holds a fake microphone in Troy Hinderliter’s face.
Bob heads over to the indoor lane to test his work on a compound bow.
After closing time Saturday 30, Bob heads toward the door. Today he changed clothes before leaving for a cookout.
In the small town of Jasper, Indiana sits a hunting goods store on the corner of Southgate shopping center called The Great Outdoors. For 12 years now customers have been coming back for its bow technician, Bob Meadows, as much or more than the goods and services inside the store.
The morning of Saturday, September 30, Bob came into the store at 9 a.m. and prepared for a busy day of working on compound bows and crossbows during deer season.
“I tell you what, going back to that thing last night felt good. It shoots as smooth and quiet as ever,” Josh Hawkins told Bob about his compound bow around 10 a.m.
Bob took more time than usual to get Josh his bow back after he brought it to Bob with a squeaky cam and in need of a tune-up. On this particular trip into the store, Hawkins didn’t have any needs. He only wanted to make the trip in to let Bob know how happy he was with how his bow was shooting.
About an hour later, another customer, Troy Hinderliter, came in looking to switch from a compound bow to a crossbow for the rest of deer season. Bob is a lifelong compound bow fan who has never actually hunted with a crossbow. However, he has learned all he needs to know and more from shooting crossbows at bow shoots and in the store’s shooting lane.
After talking with Bob, Troy decided to buy a new crossbow and crossbow case. To those who observed the sale it simply looked like friends discussing the finer points of bow season. As Bob checked him out at the cash register, the two exchanged jokes and asked each other about their families. Troy left the store with a new crossbow and a smile on his face.
“The best part of the job is the interactions with customers. Troy is from about an hour and a half away and I dealt with him for the first time about 10 years ago after he went to another store and they wouldn’t really even look at him because he had no shirt on and overalls. He came here and we helped him out. He has been a loyal customer ever since,” Bob explained when asked about his favorite part of the job.
On a normal workday around deer season, Bob bounces around between helping customers in the store and working on bows in the workshop. His work on bows is frustrating at times because there is no limit to what a customer may put their bow through.
“I try to get people their bows back quickly, but there is only so many I can get to in a day,” said Bob.
There are only three full-time employees at The Great Outdoors, so Bob’s got more obligations than just bows. On busy days amidst the gun portion of deer season it isn’t uncommon to have the store full of people, none of which for bow-related reasons. In times like this he may be manning the cash register, pointing people toward the ammunition, or behind the gun counter sighting in guns.
Bob Meadows is a staple of The Great Outdoors. Whatever the work may be Bob utilizes a philosophy on the job that emphasizes people. This along with his personality make for an enjoyable experience in the store that has a track record of bringing customers back to the store, and often times back to Bob himself.
Whether he is making arrows, working the register, at the bow press, or wherever Bob is he makes it a priority to get his task done. But more importantly to him, also he makes it a priority to enjoy himself. He is generally not at the door welcoming customers with this attitude. This practice is common at other stores, but at The Great Outdoors, the welcoming comes in the interactions themselves.
Imagine you are moving to a new country and you can only bring one thing that reminds you of home. You probably would take your favorite article of clothing, a picture, or maybe a drawing. Risana Malik decided to take a box of tubes filled with plant dye and use them to create tattoos that bring cultural awareness to students at Indiana University.
As the IU corner flag blows, the Hoosiers continue to warm up in the background.
Freshman Mason Toye takes a shot from close range as he warms up before Indiana’s game against Santa Clara.
Freshman Trey Muse makes a save as he participates in warm ups prior to Indiana’s game against visiting Santa Clara.
Redshirt Junior Jack Griffith (right) can be seen here juggling with two teammates prior to Indiana’s game against Santa Clara.
As the sun sets in the background, the Indiana Hoosiers compete against the Santa Clara Broncos, a game in which they won 5 – 0.
Senior Captain Grant Lillard leads the team out just prior to the start of the game, with Jeremiah Gutjahr closely behind. The men’s soccer team has a tradition where children are allowed onto the field before the game to help welcome out the team, simply by giving them high fives as they come onto the pitch.
Indiana Head Coach Todd Yeagley walks out onto the field prior to Indiana’s game against Santa Clara.
The Hoosier Army is the student-ran organization that cheers on the soccer team for their games. The eight stars on top of the design represent the eight national championships that the Hoosiers have won in their history.
The players and officials stand and look toward the American Flag during the national anthem. The players featured here are the starting 11 for each team.
An Indiana player reacts to nearly scoring, however he sent the ball just wide. The goal keeper is also down on the ground, as he was prepared to make a save.
The Indiana Hoosiers men’s soccer team is currently ranked first in the nation, due in large part to their combination of talent and success, which has led to an 8-0-2 record. The Hoosiers boast the fourth best recruiting class in the nation coming into this year, and are really highlighted by some standout freshman. Just in the Hoosiers last game, 3 freshman started for IU, which is relatively high for a Todd Yeagley group. With that being said, this proves Coach Yeagley has significant trust in his young guys.
Orville Redenbacher grew up on a small family farm in Indiana. He later dedicated his entrepreneurial life to producing the lightest and fluffiest popcorn, and now the city of Valparaiso, Indiana honors him with an annual Popcorn Festival.
The Courthouse Square in Downtown Valparaiso is bustling with festival goers as they walk to the next attraction. The historic 160-year-old buildings in the square have been through all 39 Popcorn Festivals.
A little girl begins dancing as the Valparaiso University Crusader Pep Band approaches. The band, primarily composed of students, has taken part in parade festivities for years.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County brings vibrancy and color to the Popcorn Parade. Adorned with balloons, members smile as their float is announced to spectators.
Mason Shelby, age 7, smiles as he eats a pack of jelly beans. His aunt, Amanda Whitten, brought him to the parade to see the decorated floats.
The Salvation Army works toward feeding the hungry, while also having fun. The cans of corn decorating the float are to be donated to those in need.
Baylee Staack, Porter County Queen, waves to the crowd. Staack was crowned during this year’s Miss Porter County Fair Queen Pageant.
In the midst of the arts and crafts section of the festival, a young boy surveys the crowd from the security of his father’s shoulders.
Karrie Pearson and Tim Jabaay enjoy refreshing glasses of lemonade after the conclusion of the parade. This marks the couple’s fifth year together celebrating the annual Popcorn Festival.
Above the hum of the crowd, music can be heard. This musician took to the street corner with his guitar to share his talent.
Beth Elwood was an attendee of Valparaiso’s first Popcorn Festival in 1979. Since then, she has popped in for a visit every year for the other 38 festivals.
The annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival offers a wide variety of activities for all attendees. The popcorn themed fun continues to bring families closer together.
The smell of buttered popcorn filled the air on Saturday, September 9 in Downtown Valparaiso. The first Saturday after Labor Day marks the town’s highly-anticipated Popcorn Festival. This tradition has returned to the community for its 39th consecutive year.
Each year, the festival is hosted by Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events, Inc. to commemorate Indiana-native, Orville Redenbacher — the King of Popcorn. By 1965, Redenbacher invested in his popping corn business and purchased a hybrid seed company, bringing the nation’s most well-known popcorn to Porter County. Originally thought to be a one-time event in the summer of 1979, the festival has continued to grow and offer more family-fun year after year. Approximately 60,000 visitors gathered downtown to celebrate the popcorn themed event.
La Casa Cultural Center organizes event series for Hispanic Heritage Month
A girl dripped purple paint onto a white gourd as her friend peered over her shoulder with a nacho smothered in cheese in one hand and her phone in the other.
Beside them, three girls swayed their hips and sang to a Spanish song while another group laughed as Jenga blocks toppled to the floor.
The activities were part of La Casa Late Nite on Friday night at the IMU. The event included crafts, food and games and was one of a series of events coordinated by La Casa Cultural Center for Hispanic Heritage Month.
“All the events we’ve planned are a great opportunity for all students to explore and celebrate Hispanic culture,” Angelica Navarro, undergraduate retention specialist and IU junior said.
Before college, Navarro said she did not celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. By coming to IU, she was given a new opportunity to delve into her heritage for a month each year. She was also given the chance to share that heritage with non-Hispanics, she said.
“It opens up a platform to educate others,” she said.
Each event from movie nights to La Casa Late Nite are meant to serve as a window into Hispanic culture and heritage, she said. But her favorite event is still to come.
La Casa’s Day of the Dead celebrations will always be her favorite, she said.
“It’s the best to dress up in costumes and eat food and do crafts and celebrate and just reminisce with others about your own family memories and traditions for the Day of the Dead,” she said.
Zayra Lopez, a first-year Ph.D. student, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month differently. She said she doesn’t do much beyond meeting with friends and cooking Mexican food.
The menu for this year’s celebration included pork ribs in green sauce and cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish.
Navarro said Hispanic-American students often rely on friend groups like this because they may feel like they are not Hispanic enough for the countries their families are from but also not American enough for American society.
She said the word “Hispanic” gives them a community of people who understand their dual identities, and Hispanic Heritage Month allows them to celebrate both this community and personal identities.
But Lopez said she wants non-Hispanics to feel welcome as well. She said she thinks Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect opportunity to usher them through the door of La Casa.
“We have to celebrate our differences and our similarities,” she said. “We need to look at how we can complement one another and come together.”
During the month, Navarro said it’s also important to find balance between celebrating the culture Hispanics share while respecting the differences between each country and region’s cultures.
She said people often paint Hispanic culture with a broad brush and forget the diversity that lies within the community as well.
“The word ‘Hispanic’ doesn’t just deal with culture,” she said. “It deals with people, and people are diverse, and we have to recognize that.”
Most of all, Lopez said Hispanic culture is something to take pride in even beyond this month. Pride in your culture and heritage should never be restricted to one month each year, she said.
“I want us to celebrate our culture and our heritage every day,” she said. “It’s something we need to be proud of every day, but this month is a nice reminder to be proud.”
A board on the sidewalk greets those walking near the Lotus Festival. This year marks their 24th anniversary, which has an estimated attendance of 12,000 for the four-day celebration of music, art, and culture.
A family sits on the edge of a fountain in the middle of Lotus in the Park. The festival is put on with support of the IU School of Global and International Studies.
A group of barefoot children play on a bell statue near the side of the park. Lotus in the Park is free to attend and boasts activities for the whole family.
A member of LADAMA plays on the stage at the southern end of the park. The band is made up of an ensemble of women from all across the Americas.
Joe Porowski and Charlie, his parrot, stand near the fountain as people crowd around them to look. Charlie is a 34-year-old macaw who was rescued by Joe.
A trio of throat singers from the Siberian Republic of Tuva prepare to lead a crowd in a group song.
Cynthia Brubaker (left) and Amy Brier (right) discuss their activity, teaching visitors to help carve chunks of limestone. They are officers at the Indiana Limestone Symposium, which was founded in 1996.
Two sculptures, depicting a face and a frog, sit on a table on the side of the tent. They were carved by Amy, who is known as a “master sculpture” and co-founded the Indiana Limestone Symposium.
Cathy Haggerty (in yellow) helps a group of children carve individual chunks of limestone. Because of safety precautions, each volunteer must be over 10 years old and wear protective goggles.
A volunteer helps carve the largest block of limestone, which celebrates the Lotus Festival.
Brier listens to the many questions of Rafael Hernandez-Siblesz, an IU student who had never carved limestone until today.
A child helps paint on a collective canvas directly across from the Indiana Limestone Symposium’s tent. One of the Lotus Festival’s guiding principles is to seek out the individual and group artistic capabilities of all the visitors.
Barefoot children run in circles, splash around a fountain, and climb to the top of trees. A parrot flaps its wings at visitors walking past. A cacophony of different music comes together as various bands around the park begin to warm up. Volunteers dressed in yellow walk the park to make sure everything is going as it should. With so many events in one location, there is a lot to see and do, but not a lot of time. Tucked away in Third Street Park is the aptly named ‘Lotus in the Park’, a free section of the 24th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.