Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


November 12, 2013

National speaker helps with BOH event

Debbie Norris was the keynote speaker at this year’s Handbags for Hope Luncheon and Live & Silent Auction, which benefited Beacon of Hope for Women.

BOH is a domestic violence resource center on the city’s Westside led by executive director Terry Moore. This is the sixth year for the event, which started out with 80 attendees.

“This is another sold-out event,” Moore said. “Can you believe all this started six years ago? Tickets were $5 and we had about 80 attendees.

“Last year, I challenged you to get a change jar and to save money all year because some of you got mad when the purses you wanted went to someone else,” she said. “I did that. In fact, I had three jars of change, so let the bidding wars begin.”

Moore shared news about the organization and charged them to be generous with their funds.

“We’ve had so many successes this year,” she said. “But we are tired. We need your strength, donations, and help. We also need your love and prayers.”

Moore invited domestic violence and sexual assault speaker Debbie Norris to be the keynote speaker for the event. Norris lost her daughter, Heather Norris, in 2007, when her boyfriend killed her. She was only 20-years-old at the time.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police chaplain Rick Kassel introduced Norris.

“I met Debbie on the worst night of her life,” Kassel said. “I had to notify her about her daughter. It was horrific what happened to her. Debbie is a dear lady and has made remarkable efforts in this area.”

Norris has been with the IMPD communications department for more than 20 years and part of the Baker One-Speedway Police Project with BOH. Baker One is a model program that addresses domestic violence homicide and serious assault by objectively identifying high risk victims and perpetrators with repeated police runs.

Text Only
  • HCF 4-16 ent myers dinner theatre pic 1 Myers Dinner Theatre announces next show "The Dixie Theatre Goes Vegas!" opens April 25 at Myers Dinner Theatre. The comedic sequel to last season's "The Dixie Theatre's First-Ever Gospel Sing" runs through May 17. Performances are primarily on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and Friday

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chamber to host forum on Affordable Care Act The Westside Chamber of Commerce will host a forum on the effects of the new Affordable Care Act on small and medium-sized businesses and what can be expected. The forum is set for 8:30 a.m. April 25 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2930 W

    April 16, 2014

  • Verizon offers tips to stop distracted driving April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Verizon Wireless suggests some simple tips for consumers to put into practice. Nearly 57 percent of U.S. drivers admit to texting while driving. To help resist the temptation to text or talk on the phon

    April 16, 2014

  • WSF 4-15 spt bd bb pic-2 Brownsburg downs Ben Davis BROWNSBURG -- Behind a couple of offensive spurts and a pair of home runs, host Brownsburg defeated Ben Davis 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday. "We got off to a little bit of a sluggish start and their pitcher kept us off balance a little bit," Brow

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 4-15 news seed festival pix Students get a taste for science It's hands-on learning at its finest: students getting a chance to put their hands in the soil, watch plants grow, and take a field trip to the global headquarters of a company that's a world leader in crop protection and biotechnology products. For

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bed and breakfast hosts Kaffe Klutchs on April 17 Renate Swope, owner of Renata's Bed & Breakfast, will begin hosting Kaffe Klutchs from noon to 3 p.m. April 17. This is the first of many German-style coffee and cake time events at the bed and breakfast. Participants will be able to enjoy coffee, te

    April 15, 2014

  • Registration opens for Eagle Creek Park Kids Fishing Derby The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon June 7 at Eagle Creek Park's Coffer Dam, at the first right south of the 71st Street gate on the city's northwest side. The family-friendly event is fre

    April 15, 2014

  • WSF 4-15 spt bd sb pic-1 Bulldogs rout Giants The Brownsburg softball team played a well-rounded game in Wednesday's 15-0 five-inning beating of Ben Davis. Brownsburg had 13 hits and five walks at the plate, and yielded just two hits defensively. "We had some timely hits and made plays in the fi

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 4-15 news eagle creek clean up 1 Volunteers spruce up area around Eagle Creek Park Several volunteers took advantage of the nice weather this past weekend to pick up trash at Eagle Creek Park during the Great Indy Cleanup. The Great Indy Cleanup is a program of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. It's an anti-litter program in partnership

    April 15, 2014 4 Photos

  • Breast Cancer Softball deadlines April 20 Midwest Sports Complex has announced the registration deadline for Breast Cancer Softball is noon April 20. To register, contact Brett Fishburn at 835-5243. In addition, Midwest has announced flag football registration is open for the season, which

    April 15, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

     View Results
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read