Zionsville Monthly-September 2022

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Putting Aside Partisan Differences while Making a Difference in Zionsville As we all know, our world has become way too partisan and antagonistic. On our cover this month we feature the owners of Robert Goodman Jewelers, Robert (Bob) Goodman and his wife Rose-Marie, together with Boone County Commissioner Tom Santelli, who despite their vastly different political views, are working together to show what unites us is greater than what divides us. Specifically, they are hosting an event to promote national “Make a Difference Day” which will feature Santelli’s antique Traders Point Caring Carriage — a horse-drawn carriage that will run through the weekend of October 22–23, in front of Goodmans’ store on 106 N. Main Street in downtown Zionsville, Indiana. For this reason, we are pleased to feature the Goodmans and Santelli on this month’s cover and are honored to help spread the word about “Make a Difference Weekend” and its positive message.

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may also report great difficulty sleeping and feel their brain is constantly racing or ‘on alert.’ Those stuck in a freeze response will often report feeling numb or disconnected with poor sleep. When they experience a stress, they tend to shut down and retreat into themselves. They also tend to report low energy and slow cognitive processes such as problem solving or decision-making. When the brain relaxes these imbalances in the stress system, the brain can then self-correct the stuck hemisphere and reset itself.”


Cereset is the Expert on Relaxing Your Brain and Achieving

Restful Sleep Writer // Janelle Morrison

Sometimes the stresses of life become more than disruptive — prolonged stress can significantly impact one’s health and have negative effects on the brain and body.


he brain is your central command center. When your brain is out of balance or stuck, you don’t feel right, and it’s impossible to function at your highest level. Cereset is a proven technology that’s non-invasive and highly effective. Cereset can help your brain free itself, enabling you to achieve higher levels of well-being and balance throughout your life. Prior to opening the Carmel Cereset office, owner and Tech Coach Brenda Hanning had a license for the legacy technology and served clients for 5 years under the name of Balanced Matter. When Cereset Corporate released the new-and-improved Cereset technology and offered a new business model, Hanning immediately

upgraded to the improved version and opened the Carmel office in 2018.

THE SCIENCE OF STRESS AND POOR SLEEP Hanning explained that research shows a direct correlation of not getting enough sleep with an increased risk of irritability, anxiety, forgetfulness and “fuzzy” thinking. “The Autonomic Nervous system controls our ability to respond to and regulate stress,” Hanning explained. “When a stress is severe or prolonged, the stress system can get stuck ‘on’ just like a button that has been pressed too many times. Someone stuck in fight-or-flight response will often report a chronic feeling of dis-ease or underlying tension and anxiety. They


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Cereset is a wellness company that helps its clients relax their brain to manage stress, restore hope and finally achieve restful sleep through BrainEcho technology that empowers the brain to reset itself as it hears and “sees” its own reflection. Cereset Founder and CEO Lee Gerdes used his expertise in physics, mathematics, computer software and psychology to develop Cereset’s patented BrainEcho technology after a violent attack left him with the inability to sleep for nearly a decade. After finally finding a solution to his sleep issues, he worked to share his findings and technology with the rest of the world. The global leader in non-invasive brain self-restoration and optimization, Cereset enables the brain to fully relax and reset itself to its natural balance from the inside out. There is no outside intervention, stimulus or medication of any kin— the brain does its own work, and the client often naps or relaxes quietly in a comfortable chair. Cereset is available at franchise locations around the world.

IS CERESET RIGHT FOR YOU? “Cereset is for everyone,” Hanning expressed. “It is hard to imagine there being someone who could not benefit from Cereset to some degree. Seventy-five percent of Americans say they suffer from some form of stress, and there is an estimated 54 percent of the population who do not sleep for 2 weeks a month or more. And now there are more people suffering from brain fog and cognitive performance from long COVID-19. With Cereset, these individuals can reduce the stress in their brains, achieve more rest-


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ful sleep and have more robust power for cognitive performance.” So, how does Cereset help? Cereset uses patented BrainEcho technology that reflects the brain’s own activity back to itself through musical, engineered tones. The musical tones support the brain to stabilize itself and thus relax. When the brain relaxes, it resets itself, and imbalances are self-corrected. This is most often seen when one hemisphere is overactive, and a relaxed brain quiets the overactivated hemisphere.

Hanning added, “A naturally balanced brain can help resolve issues such as insomnia, stress, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, anger, problem-solving, lack of focus and memory. Cereset technology is being studied at the Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Neurology, the Womack Army Medical Center and Uniformed Services University for helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.”

When asked if insurance covers the sessions, Hanning stated that insurance does not cover the cost of [Cereset] sessions but that most health savings accounts will. Say “Yes” to restored health and a return to restful nights! A balanced brain is a way better brain and sustains a healthier person in every way. If you are seeking a balanced brain, Cereset can help . . . wellness from the inside out!


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“Cereset is a relaxing process, and most of our clients fall asleep during the sessions,” Hanning shared. “The client is comfortably seated in a zero-gravity chair with lightweight comfortable sensors placed on the scalp to read their brain rhythms. Most of our clients find satisfactory results with our Cereset Wellness Package, which includes five sessions and sessions average 1.5 hours each. Many clients testify experiencing results within 3 weeks of beginning sessions.”

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New Epcon Communities in Carmel and Westfield Designed With 55+ Home Buyers In Mind

If you’re 55+, you may have gotten to the point in your life where your home just doesn’t fit your lifestyle any longer. Maybe your home has much more space than you really need or you’re just tired of spending so much free time working to maintain it. If this sounds familiar, Epcon Communities offers a perfect solution to your problem with its two new lowmaintenance communities, The Courtyards of Carmel and The Courtyards of Westfield.


lthough Epcon Communities is new this year to the Carmel and Westfield areas, the home builder has developed more than 60 communities in the Columbus, Ohio, area since it was founded in 1986. In addition to Columbus, Epcon Communities is also currently building in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and will soon be launching in Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. Anyone in the 55+ age demographic who has been looking in the Carmel/Westfield area for a new home has unfortunately discovered that there are very few acceptable options. Through extensive research, Epcon Communities has captured the features most desired by homeowners and through creative design has incorporated these features into its homes. Ultimately, Epcon Communities has taken the design of luxury ranch homes that feature single-story living to a whole new level. Specifically, Epcon Communities’ homes feature open floorplans, abundant natural light and private outdoor courtyards that are designed to be a focal point of the house.

Just as importantly, with Epon Communities, you will be able to throw out that snow shovel and get rid of that old lawn mower, because Epcon Communities offers homes that are low maintenance. Designing and building homes with all the features homeowners are looking for is just the first step. Equally important to the design of the home is the feel of the community itself. Epcon Communities works incredibly hard to create an enjoyable community atmosphere for the 55+ homeowner and has incorporated first-class amenities in its two newest communities. These include a clubhouse, pool, fitness center, pickleball and a bocce ball court.

THE COURTYARDS OF WESTFIELD Although it’s not specifically restricted to ages 55+, The Courtyards of Westfield offers 89 ranch homes with the same or similar amenities and designs as the The Courtyards of Carmel, including a clubhouse, pool, fitness center and pickleball courts. In addition, The Courtyards of Westfield’s location at Towne Road and 146th Street makes it equally convenient for shopping and dining at Clay Terrace or for accessing the Monon Trail. Although development work for The Courtyards of Westfield isn’t quite as far along as it is for The Courtyards of Carmel, Epcon Communities is actively selling home sites at its on-site Welcome Center and is currently offering some preferred introductory pricing for early purchasers. Now would be a great time to secure a preferred home site. If you find that your current home doesn’t quite fit your needs, contact Epcon Communities and let them show you what the two hottest developments in the Carmel/Westfield area have to offer.

THE COURTYARDS OF CARMEL The Courtyards of Carmel is a 55+ low-maintenance community with a plan to build 149 luxury ranch homes. It is ideally located on the east side of Keystone Avenue between 136th and 146th streets. Its location makes it extremely convenient for shopping and dining because it’s just minutes from Clay Terrace, downtown Carmel’s Arts and Design District and the Monon Trail.


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Presently, construction is in full swing, with the completion of the clubhouse and the first homeowner closing expected this fall. Epcon Communities recently celebrated the grand opening of a model home in The Courtyards of Carmel, which is Epcon’s first in the Indianapolis area. Pricing of homes in The Courtyards of Carmel will start in the upper $400k range. Even before the first model home was completed, sales in The Courtyards of Carmel have been very strong. In fact, 30 percent of the home sites in The Courtyards of Carmel have already been sold. In The Courtyards of Carmel, Epcon Communities offers seven different floorplans. Depending on the floorplan, homes range in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms and 1,700 to 4,000 square feet. For those interested in making a move right away, Epcon Communities plans to have homes completed this year for quick move-ins.


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SO is poised to have its most magnificent season to date, and I spoke with both Janna Hymes and Alexi Kenney about the importance of creating an energy that is welcoming and captivating to all ages and walks of life when programming and performing.


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Experience the exceptional as Carmel Symphony Orchestra under Artistic Director Janna Hymes welcomes acclaimed violinist Alexi Kenney to the Palladium stage. The young California-born musician appears with major orchestras throughout the U.S. as well as abroad and recently released his inaugural recording. The New York Times praised a Kenney performance, noting “… he made it seem … as if this were the only possible way to play the music.” Experience his genius for yourself as he joins the CSO for the “Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1.” Also on the program are “Colas Breugnon Overture” (Kabalevsky) and the glorious “Pines of Rome,” the tone poem for orchestra by Respighi, written as a tribute to various scenes in and around Italy’s beloved capital.

“It’s all about the community right now,” Hymes expressed. “This season is a very different season — I came at it from a different angle. This season is about acknowledging that we are here in Carmel, in this beautiful place, and we have people from all over the world in the community. So, what we want to do is represent everybody — not just specific parts of the community but everybody in the community.” Hymes shared how she continues to listen to the community and that what she hears and learns from the community plays a large part in how she programs a season. “I’m not thinking about what I want, I program for the community,” Hymes said. “CSO has a great team of people who get the vision, and yes, we have all these amazing guests performing this season, but the orchestra will be shining on their own. That’s very important that we don’t ever lose sight of that, and I always want to feature the ‘band,’ so to speak.”

EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF ITALY WITHOUT A PASSPORT “We’re having a lot of fun this season,” Hymes stated. “Our second concert is more of a classical concert featuring the ‘Bruch Violin Concerto,’ which is gorgeous, and we open up with a sizzling ‘Colas Breugnon Overture’ [Kabalevsky] and then we do the ‘Pines of Rome’ [Respighi], which is a huge orchestra piece — four movements — and it’s about different places in Rome and the different landmarks. You feel that you’re in Italy when you hear this piece!” Alexi Kenney graciously shared some of his thoughts on playing with CSO, the cathartic attributes of music and the


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importance of performing in front of live audiences again. “God knows we all have a lot on our minds and on our plates,” Kenney said. “I definitely do, and that is why I do what I do, to heal myself and others through

music. That is how I approach everything I do. The particular piece that I’m playing [‘Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1’] is one of the most beloved pieces in the violin repertoire and one of the most recognizable. It is one of the most joyous, deep

and love-filled pieces that I can think of. There’s a lot of fireworks for the violin and a lot to listen for and to look at both in the violin solo — which is playing through most of the piece — but also for the orchestra. [The piece] interweaves the lines between the solo violin and at times the rest of the string section, who will join in with me or will respond to me at times. The oboe, flute and clarinet will do the same. It’s kind of a perfect composition in that way, and not all concertos are that collaborative. It sparks a collaboration with the orchestra as well as with the conductor, and I think that’s really fun and moving for an audience to see. Which is why we play live music — to find that human connection, that spontaneity and vulnerability that you can only get in the moment of a live performance.” For more information on the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and to purchase tickets, visit carmelsymphony.org.


Saturday, Nov 12, 7:30 pm With the sensational violinist Alexi Kenney featuring the glorious Respighi ‘Pines of Rome’ and more!

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MADELEINE PEYROUX: “CARELESS LOVE” & PAULA COLE: “THIS FIRE” THE PALLADIUM // THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 7:30 P.M. ET Writer // Janelle Morrison • Photography // Courtesy of the Center for the Performing Arts

Two acclaimed artists are hitting the road together to celebrate classic albums. Madeleine Peyroux will perform songs from her 2004 release, “Careless Love,” reissued in a deluxe edition in 2021, which included the original song “Don’t Wait Too Long” alongside tunes by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and other writers. Paula Cole will perform songs from her 1996 breakthrough, “This Fire,” which included the hits “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”


n 1996, Paula Cole released her self-produced second album “This Fire.” It was incendiary, a double-platinum smash. The first single, “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” catapulted to the Top 10. Her songwriting was loved by traditionalists, feminists, the LGBTQIA community, the whole world. Cole was nominated for 7 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be nominated as Producer of the Year with no collaborators. Her second single, the anthemic “I Don’t Want to Wait” dominated charts for a year and then lived again as the well-loved theme song for “Dawson’s Creek.” Cole pushes boundaries and touches hearts and minds with her songwriting. Her live performances are movements of passion. She was a seminal figure in the formation of the first Lilith Fair and has performed the world over, from performing for the troops in the Persian Gulf to coffee houses in small towns across America to stadiums with Peter Gabriel to elegant theaters. Now, 25 years later, Paula Cole will perform songs from her ground-breaking album, “This Fire,” in select cities. This is a rare opportunity to witness her historical work. Paula Cole joins Madeleine Peyroux in the celebration of her breakthrough album, “Careless Love.” Two legends. Two legendary albums. One tour together.


Janelle Morrison: When “This Fire” debuted in 1996, I had just graduated high school, and the world was mine for the taking. Now, as a mother of an 18-year-old daughter, I view the world as a much more challenging place for her. You continue to be a voice for the marginalized, and I’m excited for the younger generations to experience your energy and music. In that spirit, what’s the genesis story behind you and Madeleine [Peyroux] collaborating on this tour? Paula Cole: Thank you for that. I feel like you really understand what we’re doing. I’ve known Madeleine, and we have a lot of people in common between us. And now, we share a manager. I love touring with Madeleine. I’m difficult to place in a genre or with any label, and she’s more straight ahead, but we’re both lovers of lyrics and we’re both progressive women trying to make the world a better place. There’s a lot of mutual respect for our music and our commitment — we’re both middle-aged and still doing it. So, it’s wonderful to share the road with someone who has that level of commitment to music. I watch her sets, and she watches mine. I love her music and her voice, and there’s a lot of dedication and passion for the music itself. It’s not a commodity for us — this is our life. We are dedicated, and we worship at the altar of music itself.

When you’re out on the stage, you’re in the music — it’s a prayer. It’s a beautiful transcendence and celebration with the audience. And that’s what if feels like for both of us. JM: We’re starting to see a return to the foundation of American music — the jazz standards — and even here in Indianapolis, we’re seeing a resurgence of popularity among younger people and younger artists. Please share with me your own personal evolution with this genre and the impact jazz has had throughout your career. Cole: It is the Great American art form and is one of the only original things that America has contributed to culture. Jazz is largely an African American art form, really, and so we should be humbly aware of that — always. The standards are kind of subconsciously emblazoned in us, whether we hear them in the grocery store or in elevators. A lot of artists tend to acknowledge the masters at some point if they have a long career in music. Jazz is like a foundational subconscious material for all of us, musically. I grew up in a highly musical family and played a multitude of instruments. When I was a small child, my father had a gig on weekends and played bass in a polka band. Even though some people laugh at that kind of music, it is folk music, and


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what pivoted me from being a jazz singer to writing. I needed to write my own truths. In my early 20s, after a year or two of therapy that really helped me, I had a feminist realization and an individuated realization, and that’s what started me writing my own original music.

he really had a serious groove on his instrument. He had great ears and great time. He would come home from a polka gig and would play Duke Ellington on the piano and the folk songs on the guitar and harmonica. It was a giant blend of music that I was exposed to, and it was all joyful. He got me singing and playing early, and I just didn’t care about labels moving forward. I kind of blend it all together in my cauldron in my mind, in my heart and in the music that I make — it’s really diverse. Most of the musicians that play with me are deeply rooted in jazz. They’re the ones that can actually play my music, because it’s really complicated music. I fell in love with jazz and thought that I was going to be a jazz singer, but ultimately, I really needed my own lyrics and that’s

JM: Throughout the years, I have heard you say in past interviews that it was important for you to have control over your work in the production of it. Why is having 100% of your DNA in that part of the process so important for you? And how rare are female producers in the music industry? Cole: The role of women producing in music and even just women being in the music business — which is a bastion of patriarchy — is reflective of women’s roles in society at large. You mentioned the Lilith Fairs in the ’90s, and I try to imagine those times in history when women came together to say, “Enough of this bullshit.” I think of the 1970s and the NOW march and the incredible women from the second wave of feminism … they provoked change and conjured the ERA which still has not passed. So, here I am, just a girl going into the music business, and my father always treated me with

respect and I was just an individual — a genderless soul in a female body — conceiving my ideas, and then I started to realize that people were patronizing me because I was a young woman. That was unacceptable to me. I had to be very stubborn, which is not necessarily a nice quality to be around, but I had to be tough, and hey, I’ve not always won my battles. I didn’t win all of them, but in the realm of production, if I lose in the “deals,” at least I know that I’ve made good art. That is something I was not willing to compromise on, and I learned a lot from my first producer, Kevin Killen, who is amazing, and then it was time for me to branch out on my own. And that was radical at the time, and I didn’t even realize it was [radical] until I was nominated for a Grammy for it, and they told me after I was nominated that I was the first woman to be nominated as the sole producer. Then it dawned on me: that’s why I had gotten so much flack and why I experienced all those roadblocks. It had been done by Kate Bush — she was self-producing — and I thanked her when I won my Grammy. So, imagine all the women’s voices that have been kind of changed and marginalized by producers’ voices. And we have to keep fighting. It’s historical truth. Whether it’s for our rights through the ERA, production or record deals — it’s all the same. We can’t stop fighting, and we can’t stop believing. And we need to mindful of the women that came before us to role model that bravery.

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The Guilded Leaf Book & Author Evening

Has a New Home! Writer // Janelle Morrison • Photography // Courtesy of CCPL Foundation

BOOK & AUTHOR EVENING Main Library 425 E Main St. WED, OCT 19 | 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.



BOOK & AUTHOR LUNCHEON Ritz Charles 12156 N Meridian St. THU, OCT 20 | 10:00 A.M. – 1:15 P.M.

In JENNIFER COBURN’s gripping historical novel Cradles of the Reich, three women’s fates are irrevocably intertwined. Based on untold historical events, this novel explores the World War II-era Lebensborn maternity homes where thousands of babies were taken from their mothers to be raised as part of the new Germany. This powerful and moving book shows that in a dark period of history, the connections women forge can drive them to immense heroism.

IMAN HARIRI-KIA is a writer and editor born and based in New York City. Her debut novel A Hundred Other Girls follows the ups and downs of Noora, an aspiring author who lands a dream job that fails to live up to expectations. Clever and fun, A Hundred Other Girls is an insider’s take on the changing media industry, an ode to sisterhood, and a profound exploration of what it means to chase your dreams. The bestselling author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters, LYNDA COHEN LOIGMAN returns with The Matchmaker’s Gift, a heartwarming mutigenerational story. Though Abby’s career as a successful Manhattan divorce attorney seems very different from her grandmother’s profession as a Lower East Side matchmaker, both women defy expectations to utilize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places.

KRISTINA MCMORRIS New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday, returns with a sweeping World War II tale of an illusionist whose recruitment by British intelligence sets her on a perilous, heartrending path Inspired by stunning true accounts, The Ways We Hide is a gripping story of love and loss, the wars we fight—on the battlefields and within ourselves—and the courage found in unexpected places. New York Times bestselling novelist KYLE MILLS has traveled the world researching ideas and settings for his thrillers. In Oath of Loyalty, he reintroduces CIA operative Mitch Rapp, the character first created by Vince Flynn. When Rapp’s allegiances are questioned and his partner threatened, he faces the seemingly impossible task of bringing down a shadowy group of assassins unlike any threat he has faced before.

Uncovering a dark family secret sends one woman through the history of Britain’s World War II spy network in The London House, the latest novel by bestselling author KATHERINE REAY. When Caroline Payne learns that her great-aunt Caro may have been a traitor a generation earlier, she pours through family diaries and letters to uncover the truth. Was Caro truly a traitor and Nazi collaborator, or is there a more complex truth buried in the past?

RESERVE TICKETS at 317.814.3984 or carmelclaylibrary.org/guilded-leaf

The Book & Author Evening will be held for the first time at the Main Library at 425 E Main Street. This sophisticated event takes place on Wednesday, October 19, and features book talks, signings and an online silent auction along with appetizers, wine and craft beer. At the Book and Author Luncheon on Thursday, October 20, at the Ritz Charles, the authors will share insights into their lives and their writing. A raffle, online silent auction and book signings will also take place at the luncheon. AN INAUGURAL EVENT FOR THE NEW COMMUNITY ROOM


CPL Foundation Director Elizabeth Hamilton spoke about this year’s Guilded Leaf Book & Author Evening being the inaugural event in the newly constructed Community Room. “This will be the first event that will be held in our new Community Room,” Hamilton proudly stated. “It will be a catered event, and the authors will speak to 200 of our guests. It will be just like past [Book & Author Evening] events, but it is coming home to the [CCPL] library. The Book & Author Luncheon will have the same format that we’ve had in the past, with the six authors speaking to 500 guests. Ice Miller is this year’s sponsor of the evening event, and Pierce Jewelers is the jewelry sponsor. Carmel Monthly is our media sponsor, and Printing Partners is our printing partner for both events again this year.”

THE IMPACT OF THESE TWO ANNUAL EVENTS For those who have attended these two annual events in previous years, you already know how much fun the evening event is and how extraordinary the luncheon is the following day. For those who are considering attending this year, it is guaranteed that you will enjoy the authors and their presentations as well as the food, drinks and time spent with fellow supporters of the library.


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Although these are all valid reasons to attend these two events, there is an even more important purpose behind each ticket purchased. “Every dollar raised at these events goes towards the cost of programming at the Carmel [Clay Public] Library,” Hamilton shared. “And with the expansion of our main branch, moving into 2023, we know that we’ll have expanded programming for the community. Just before the pandemic, we were offering just over 2,000 free programs to the community, and we were touching just over 70,000 people through our [free] programs alone. Going into 2023, we know that we will touching even more of the community and the surrounding areas, as all of our free programs are available to not just the Carmel residents but to everyone who comes to these programs. We want to benefit as many people as possible, and so, every dollar raised at these events goes towards that programming budget.” Hamilton added, “It truly is an opportunity to impact everyone in central Indiana

through the [free] programming that the library is able to offer and is CCPL’s opportunity to truly make a difference.” Don’t miss this year’s Guilded Leaf Book & Author Events! Join us for an unforgettable evening in the new Community Room for the Book & Author Evening and

then the following day for an exquisite Book & Author Luncheon at the Ritz Charles in Carmel! For more information about the Guilded Leaf Book and Author Events, call 317.814.3905 or email ehamilton@carmelclaylibrary.org.


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World Class Cabaret at Carmel City Center October 16

EDWARDS TWINS PRESENT: THE ULTIMATE VARIETY SHOW VEGAS TOP IMPERSONATORS Remember all the wonderful Variety shows we all grew up on in the 70’s & 80’s? Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. Anthony & Eddie Edwards use state of the art make-up to look and sound like the superstars of today and yesterday. All your favorite legendary Superstars come alive in An Evening with The Stars. The NBC Today show says “it’s one of the most extraordinary shows we have ever seen.” Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Olivia Newton John, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Frankie Valli, Tom Jones, and many many more hosted by THE EDWARDS TWINS FROM LAS VEGAS.

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Powerhouse jazz vocalist Nicole Henry will return to Feinstein’s Carmel to celebrate the release of her 8th CD, Time to Love Again, an eclectic mix of jazz standards and reimagined pop tunes by a diverse group of iconic composers including Anthony Newley, James Taylor, Rodgers & Hart, Buffy St. Marie, Ned Washington, Stevie Wonder and Joan Armatrading.

November 2


For the members of Goldpark, the best music comes from true collaboration. The Nashville-based alternative rock trio, which formed in 2019 , finds inspiration from bands like Coldplay, Kings of Leon and Death Cab For Cutie–groups known for thoughtful song writing paired with lush soundscapes. Goldpark’s songs are a point of connection not only for the band, but for the listener too. Even as the musicians examine the highs and lows of human existence, they also lean towards that optimism. In hard times, music can be what guides us back to ourselves.

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ATI LIVE! PRESENTS: BILLY STRITCH - CY COLEMAN REVISITED Billy Stritch is delighted to present a brand-new show spotlighting the music of legendary tunesmith Cy Coleman to Feinstein’s at the Carmichael. Cy was one of Broadway and pop music’s most versatile composers and his dozen Broadway scores covered an amazing range of musical styles. The show will include Cy’s biggest pop hits (“The Best Is Yet To Come”, “Witchcraft”), songs from his Broadway shows (“Sweet Charity”, “City Of Angels”) and many undiscovered and unknown gems.

October 27


DECEPTION is a magic & mind reading show, hosted by magician David Ranalli. David creates an unforgettable evening by combining world-class sleight of hand, witty banter, and mysteries of the mind. Guests are invited into an intimate, industrial space where surprises lurk in every corner.

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From Aretha to Britney, Elvis to Prince, Barrett (Wicked, Doctor Zhivago, FX’s Fosse/Verdon) & Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Jersey Boys, The Cher Show) cover the gamut of musical royalty, proving how this select group ascended to their respective thrones and created the most iconic and beloved hits of all time.

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Zionsville Cultural District

the Lincoln Mural — the town’s first commissioned work of art, located across from the Lincoln Park to commemorate the 1861 Whistle Stop tour where Lincoln’s train stopped and spoke from the park on his inaugural trip to Washington and the return trip when his body was brought home to Illinois. ZCD has also gifted the community with the “Step on Me” Sidewalk Poetry Contest — open to all adults in Indiana and Zionsville students to offer original poetry to be stamped into sidewalks in Zionsville. And last but certainly not least, ZCD offers a free concert event, Concerts in Lions Park, every Wednesday evening in June and July.

Creates Pop-Up Art for the Community PUBLIC ART FOR ALL Writer // Janelle Morrison Photography // Janelle Morrison and submitted

The Zionsville Cultural District (ZCD) Board of Directors is pleased to debut its latest contribution to public art in the community. The “Pop-Up Art” was made possible thanks to a Zionsville Community Enrichment Grant and was designed by local artist Karen Stanley. The movable art’s purpose is to provide a “selfie” station or promotional background art at any Zionsville business, organization, school, or community-related events. The piece is dubbed “Elm Street Park Sunshine” and features one of Zionsville’s beautiful outdoor treasures.



aren Stanley is a Zionsville resident and an impressionist painter focusing on landscapes, still life, and animals. Working in oils and watercolors, she strives for a loose, painterly style. Stanley is a member of IPAPA (Indiana Plein Air Painters Association) and through it has found a wonderful community of plein air painters in Indiana who are fun to paint with and generous with their experience and insights. Although she loves the Midwest, she loves to travel and has also been inspired by the beauty and scenery found in many other regions of the U.S. and the world. Additional information about the artist and her work may be found at: www.KarenStanley.com.

ZCD AT A GLANCE ZCD is a non-profit organization that was established in 2013. Its mission is to “enrich the lives of residents and visitors by promoting and celebrating our arts, history and culture.” And its vision is to “make art, history and culture accessible and obvious through support, promotion and coordination.” It is ZCD’s desire to make Zionsville vibrant, welcoming and elevated, where art in all its forms can be appreciated. ZCD is responsible for

Zionsville resident Steve Mundy is the ZCD Vice President and Chairman of Public Art. Mundy shared the board’s intentions on expanding ZCD’s presence and initiatives to reach all of the residents who make up the beautiful tapestry that is present-day Zionsville. “Candace Ulmer and I are two of the original members of ZCD, and we came together because we have a common interest in the arts, culture and the history of our community,” Mundy shared. “We have spent the last nine years trying to expand and share [our mission] with the rest of the community and our visitors. We [ZCD] have done a number of things, some of which weren’t very obvious and others more so. We’ve had some poetry [created by local residents] stamped into sidewalks and a few murals [painted] in town that people can enjoy as they walk or drive by.” Mundy continued, “This [piece] represents a movable piece of art that we can share with the community, and we hope that this piece finds its way into all sorts of sites for individuals to see and enjoy just as we have.” When asked about how public art impacts a growing community such as Zionsville, Mundy replied, “We are a pretty diverse community. We have a number of languages that are first languages in our school system, and those parents live here too. So, we need to be able to touch that diversity with art and find [art] that represents every walk of life in our community. Art crosses all boundaries.” The free ZCD Concerts in Lions Park is a prime example of ZCD’s commitment to bringing diverse programing and artforms to Zionsville. “The concert series brings in diverse acts and a little bit of something for everybody,” Mundy said. “There’s everything from jazz, rock, bluegrass, and fusions of different genres of music. I think the concert series appeals to many different interests in music which is certainly an art form.”

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without the volunteerism and generosity of Zionsville community members. “We rely primarily on sponsors and contributors,” Mundy explained. “We have gotten assistance from the Town of Zionsville, who have also assisted with the Sidewalk Poetry [project], and the Community Enrichment Grant is part of what the local municipal government founded. So, a partnership with the community is essential, and the partnership with the local municipality makes [our mission] much more doable.” The ZCD Board allows a maximum of 15 members, and it is currently seeking interested and dedicated residents to serve on its board. Mundy concluded, “We are always looking for individuals within the community who have an interest in the arts and a willingness to give some of their time and expertise in being able to bring public art to the community. We would encourage you to go to our website and let us know if you are interested in joining our board or one of our committees. We are, after all, a volunteer organization, and we need volunteers to make it work.”

For more information on the Zionsville Cultural District, visit zvillecd.org. Please feel free to address inquiries to candaceu@zvillecd.org or to carlah@zvillecd.org.

Additional ZCD Public Art Initiatives and Contributions

Traffic Control Box Art – “Dahlia City” recognition on the control box located at Dahlia Way and a “Historical Review” recognition on the control box located at Sycamore and Main Dahlia Tuber Giveaway – Conducted at the annual Farmer’s Market – ZCD offers free Dahlia tubers to the community at beginning of the market season and once again at end of market’s season for those receiving free tubers to showcase their Dahlia flowers ZCD Legacy – Endowment Grant Established – Boone County Community Sponsor Amateur Artist for Sullivan Munce “Paint Out” Contest

ZCD Board Members

• Carla Howie – Board President • Steve Mundy – Vice President & Chairman of Public Art • Candace Ulmer – Treasurer • Erika Rivercomb – Secretary • Christine Fitzpatrick • Susan Schube • Liz Ellis • Mark Nagy • Mamata Patel • Casey Maish

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What Every Parent, Educator and Community Member Should Know about Fentanyl Writer // Janelle Morrison • Photography // Submitted

Deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl are on the rise. Overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids in 2020 were 18 times greater than the number in 2013. Boone County Coroner Justin Sparks processed a 14-yearold Boone County youth who died from an overdose last year. I spoke with Sparks about the prevalence of fentanyl in Zionsville and the surrounding communities and the rising number of fentanyl overdoses.


ts not an uplifting conversation to have. But it is a necessary one to have, especially with our young people. Gone are the days when one could procure a dime bag of marijuana and be relatively assured that it was “clean” — and not laced with some unknown and potentially dangerous chemical agents. In the case of the Boone County 14-year-old overdose fatality, Sparks explained that one of the two drugs found in the child’s system was cocaine, but the leading drug was fentanyl.

What Is Fentanyl? Pharmaceutical fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, approved for treating severe pain — typically advanced cancer pain. It is significantly more potent than morphine. It is prescribed in the form of transdermal patches or lozenges and can be diverted for misuse and abuse in the United States. However, most recent cases of fentanyl-related harm, overdose and death in the

U.S. are linked to illegally made fentanyl. It is sold through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often mixed with heroin and/or cocaine as a combination product — with or without the user’s knowledge — to increase its euphoric effects. It is important for the public to be aware that fentanyl is a powerful drug that can be lethal in small amounts. And with vaping on the rise among young people in the U.S, it’s equally as important to be aware of the potential dangers of illegal vapes that have been laced with this powerful opioid drug. More than 56,000 people died from overdoses involving synthetic opioids in 2020. The latest provisional drug overdose death counts through June 2021 suggest an acceleration of overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. Derivatives of fentanyl: metonitazene, a benzimidazole-opioid, and para-fluorofentanyl — either alone or in combination with fentanyl — are being encountered more


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often in the United States and are contributing to the numbers of unintentional fatal overdoses throughout the nation.

Overcoming Vulnerability with Education Sparks shared the latest data that clearly shows that all communities and neighborhoods are susceptible to fatal and/or nonfatal overdose occurrences. All fatal overdoses are tragic, and all are preventable. “One of the programs that I got linked up with through the Indiana Department of Health is called Overdose Detection Mapping [OD Mapping], and it’s a collaborative effort between as many states as we can get to participate,” Sparks shared. “We input our fatal and nonfatal overdoses, and it produces heatmaps of where drug overdoses are occurring in our county. [On] a broad scale, it allows me to see where the ‘hot’ regions are, and on the micro scale, it allows me to see in which communities [overdoses] are occurring.” Sparks added, “I’m looking at January 1, 2022, to September 21, 2022, and on my map, I see four overdoses right in the heart of Zionsville. That OD map shows both fatal and nonfatal overdoses, but it shows that overdoses are real. Substance abuse does not discriminate against economic status — affluent versus nonaffluent neighborhoods. Substance abuse is capable of touching any family at any time.” The Boone County Coroner’s office produced stats that show that from January 1, 2022, to September 21, 2022, Sparks has seen 10 overdoses versus 12 in the same time period as last year. “Our overdoses overall are down,” Sparks stated. “However, [in] 7 of those 10 [overdoses] this year, fentanyl was the primary agent in the cause of death, where fentanyl was 6 of the 12 from last year. Fentanyl has made a push into our community. Last year, our average age for fentanyl overdose was 44.8 years of age, and it is down to 39.5 [years of age] this year. So far this year, our youngest fatal fentanyl overdose was a 22-year-old. Fentanyl is in our youth population. They have access to it, and some are using it.”

Tools to Combat Fentanyl Overdoses Sparks shared his optimism amid such dire and tragic statistics. There are a myriad of tools and training throughout our


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county that can educate people on fentanyl — what forms it comes in, what someone who is overdosing looks and sounds like, and what can be done to reverse an overdose if discovered in time. These tools and training can and are saving the lives of people and youth in our communities. “It’s a competition for the people that are producing these [illicit] drugs to get the ‘best’ drugs on the street,” Sparks said. “And people want the best high that they can get, so it’s a competition for people that sell this stuff to have people come back and get their drugs that have been chemically altered. You just don’t know what you’re getting. So, don’t take anything that’s not prescribed to you and that you didn’t open the seal on. Even if you think you’re getting it from a reputable source, they don’t necessarily know where it came from and what’s in it.” Sparks solemnly added, “I guarantee you that if I was able to ask the people on my [overdose] list if they thought they were getting a fentanyl or para-fluorofentanyl, etc., they wouldn’t be able to tell me. The drugs they got were way stronger than they thought, and they died. The cases that

I deal with are tragic, and the things that will stay with me forever are the responses of parents with the loss of their children.” Naloxone — commonly known by its brand name Narcan — is a potentially lifesaving medication designed to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and life-threatening respiratory failure in minutes. Public safety and law enforcement agents commonly carry Narcan on them or in their vehicles. Sparks shared that many pharmacies in the county also have Narcan available for the public without a prescription, and he mentioned that Witham Health Services at Anson, located at 6085 Heartland Dr., Zionsville, has a Narcan vending machine by the front doors. Sparks also shared the link to an online resource: Harm Reduction Circle. It is a nonprofit that does online training on how to administer Narcan and can send it directly to your home: harmreductioncircle.org. When asked what the county and the coroner’s office are doing to spread awareness and training, Sparks said, “From my side, we are having the difficult conversations. Boone County Health Department has offered classes for the public and is

willing to do additional classes with the public where they teach the signs of an overdose, how to get Narcan and how to administer it, in addition to making the public aware of the prevalence of overdoses and how they can impact anyone.” Sparks concluded, “What I’m optimistic about is that we are having conversations like this and that if we train people on how to use Narcan and have it readily available to the community, maybe the 70 percent of fentanyl cases that I’ve had wouldn’t exist. Having one specific area that we can focus on and using the tools that we have to fight back, we can win this [fight]. We have community leaders and mental health advocates that are fighting the good fight at the street level, who are making people aware of what’s happening and teaching them how to use Narcan. It’s simple — you open the package and literally put it into the nostril and spray. It’s done in 5 seconds. We can win at this and get people the help they need before they end up coming to my ‘office.’”

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Putting Aside Partisan Differences while Making a Difference in Zionsville Writer // Janelle Morrison • Photography // Tell the Story Photography and Staff

Look out, Zionsville! We have our very own Bob and Tom show happening on Main Street later this month! Owners of Robert Goodman Jewelers Robert (Bob) Goodman and his wife Rose-Marie, together with Boone County Commissioner Tom Santelli, are hosting an event for national “Make a Difference Day” featuring Santelli’s antique Traders Point Caring Carriage — a horse-drawn carriage — and are extending the day through the weekend of October 22–23, in front of Goodmans’ store on 106 N. Main Street in historic downtown Zionsville, Indiana.


or this reason, we are pleased to feature the Goodmans and Santelli on this month’s cover and are honored to help spread the word about “Make a Difference Weekend” and its positive message.

THE PURPOSE AND MESSAGE BEHIND MAKE A DIFFERENCE WEEKEND Bob and Rose-Marie are longtime business owners in Zionsville, and Santelli is a longtime resident. Both parties could not

be from more opposite ends of the political spectrum and have been unabashedly vocal about issues that they are passionate about. So, what has brought them together, in unity, for the betterment of our community? The answer lies in the question: our community. For the Goodmans and Santelli, Make a Difference weekend is not about the red or blue — it’s all about the red, white and blue and all of the beautiful threads that are woven into our community’s spectacu-


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lar tapestry. And for this trio, coming from different places, having had different life experiences, it is about standing together with their shared passion for community, for all people, and making Zionsville a better and stronger community. “I reached out to Bob [Goodman], and we got together for coffee,” Santelli shared. “We set some ground rules that we weren’t going to talk about politics but [about] what common goals we have and learn more about each other. Bob and


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I want to focus on the community and where we have common interests. We want to focus on the unique attributes of Zionsville and not on the vitriolic exchanges back and forth.” Santelli continued, “As a result of our coffee meeting, we learned a little more about each other and that we have many common goals and interests. So, how do we amplify that within the community? We talk about bullying in schools and then we spend our adult lives bullying each other. Bob and I want to set a better example of how we can work together for the benefit of our community. I’m sure that Rose-Marie will be the referee between the two of us at some point in time, but Bob and I continue to have good discussions and are listening to each other’s points of view. More importantly, we are trying to create something that is beautiful and enduring for Zionsville.” There is a poem “I Shall Not Live In Vain” by Emily Dickinson that hangs on the Goodmans’ wall in their jewelry store, and Bob [Goodman] keeps a copy in his wallet. The poem reads, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” “That [poem] is up on our wall next to a ‘Recipe For Peace’ written by a then fifth grader who’s 36 years old now,” Bob Goodman shared. “We are going into the [Jewish] High Holidays, and part of Rosh Hashanah is closing the book on the year passed and opening the book on the new year, so it’s interesting that Tom reached out to me at this time of year. I’m not well versed in theology, but the fact that this is happening now is an interesting convergence of time.” Goodman continued, “I think for Rose-Marie and me, community is not just about the community of Zionsville but the global community. For us, it’s about understanding that we’re dealing with the human model versus a business model, and in the instance of ‘Make a Difference Weekend,’ in terms of what we’re trying to accomplish working with Tom, it’s not the partisan model but again the human model.” Both Santelli and the Goodmans agree that they want to collectively amplify the

sent all points of view, and we know that what they do is Boone County focused. Whatever we raise is going to achieve what Tom came to me asking to do, which is to amplify community and bring it together. Additionally, we are supporting a female-operated organization, and that’s also a good thing.” Santelli concluded, “We believe in the philanthropic work that Tri Kappa does for our community in terms of raising money but also in terms of service. The organization is focused on culture and education, and those three things are things that Bob, Rose-Marie and I believe in. The proceeds raised from the carriage rides, for both days, will go to Tri Kappa Zionsville to help support their community programs and scholarships.”


We believe in the philanthropic work that Tri Kappa does for our community in terms of raising money but also in terms of service. The organization is focused on culture and education, and those three things are things that Bob, RoseMarie and I believe in.

message that we can all have different opinions and come from different spaces but as Bob stated, “That doesn’t mean we can’t achieve things together. Rose-Marie and I do not apologize for being unabashed liberals, but we understand that in order to accomplish some things, we all have to come to the middle and can’t always stand on the fringe. I think raising money and awareness for Tri Kappa [Zionsville] is a perfect starting point. Tri Kappa is made up of members that repre-


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The Traders Point Caring Carriage will be taking folks on a scenic route starting out in front of Robert Goodman Jewelers on Main Street and through the village on Saturday, October 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, October 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations for parties of four can be made ahead of time by emailing Tom Santelli at: TomForIndiana@msn.com. A sign-up station will be located outside of Robert Goodman Jewelers, and an attendant will be onsite during the posted carriage ride hours to register people for the carriage rides. The fee is $10 [cash only please] per person, up to four people per ride. Again, the proceeds will benefit the Zionsville Zeta Sigma Chapter of Tri Kappa. The chapter specifically raises funds each year to support local nonprofits and schools through a grant-making process. Any students at the college level are welcome to apply for scholarships. To raise these funds, chapter members actively volunteer at community events, along with specific Tri Kappa annual fundraising events, such as the much beloved Santa Breakfast in December. We invite the entire Zionsville community to come out and enjoy a carriage ride in the heart of Zionsville during the early days of autumn in support of Make a Difference Weekend and Tri Kappa, courtesy of the Goodmans and Santelli.


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ZEF Bash 2022? Who’s Ready For

Writer // Janelle Morrison • Photography // Courtesy of ZEF

Mark your calendar for the 2022 ZEF Bash on Saturday, November 5, 2022! The Zionsville Education Foundation’s (ZEF’s) annual fall fundraiser is an integral part of ZEF’s ability to fund grants for Zionsville Community School’s (ZCS’) teachers, students and schools. You won’t want to miss this fun evening!


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ZCS is the lowest-funded public school district per student in the state of Indiana. ZEF funds innovative classroom projects, professional development for teachers and student experiences not otherwise available to educators and students. Your sponsorship and/or donation is an investment in public

ome casual or dress it up a bit! “Show Your School Spirit” by wearing your Zionsville Eagles gear or that of your favorite team in appreciation for all ZCS teachers, administrators and staff for the students and community. Guests can participate in a gift card pull or the silent auction, where they will have the chance to bid on AmFund’s trips of a lifetime or, of course, ZEF’s famous Cap off the Night, where this year’s ZEF hat will be revealed — all while raising funds for future ZEF grants.

What Is ZEF? ZEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — awarding grants that enable and reward academic excellence in Zionsville while strengthening partnerships among schools, families, businesses and communities. Funded by donations from individuals, small business partners and corporate sponsors, ZEF works to directly impact kids, teachers, classrooms and schools. Since its founding in 1995, ZEF has awarded more than $1.5 million in classroom, professional development and student enrichment grants.

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education, granting resources not available to our school community through tax dollars. These dollars can only be replaced through the generosity of the community’s corporate, small business and individual donors. And as the school district continues to grow, it will be even more critical that ZEF grows its donations alongside the schools in order to keep the continuum of financial support going.


ZEF Executive Director Lyle Browne gave some details about a couple of the grants that have awarded this year thanks to generous donors and sponsors, and she spoke about the impact of these grants on ZCS students and staff. “To date in 2022, ZEF has awarded more than $121,000 in grants across all nine ZCS schools,” Browne said. “We are grateful to the Barth Family Fund, Duke Energy and the Schwarz Family Foundation for their support. This year’s ZEF Bash Premier Sponsors are Barnes & Thornburg, Skillman Corporation and TDS. All of our sponsors help make this event a success and, even more importantly, enable ZEF to continue bringing teachers’ innovative ideas to life for their students.” Browne shared that a ZEF 2022 Spring Classroom Grant “Sharing the Power of our Stories through Written Word and Graphic Arts” was awarded to the ZMS humanities team (Emily Wleklinski, Mary Pat Huber, Brittany Moon, Ben Cole, Jessica Day, Sarah Oxley and Shannon Elkins). This grant brought Mr. Harrell to the school for two different sessions. Students worked with their teachers before and after each session



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on writing personal narratives, and many students participated in a novel study of Mr. Harrell’s book Wink. Browne added, “Mr. Harrell talked with the students about his career evolution from artist to novelist, his personal inspirations for writing the novel Wink and his illustrations as inspiration for his stories. He shared his creative process with the students and led a discussion of how they can apply character development techniques in their own writing. Mr. Harrell also used student ideas to create one-of-a-kind illustrations on the spot of characters they were including in their narratives and worked with students one on one on their own illustrations. His generosity to the students came not only through his time with them but also through his words of encouragement. He thoughtfully answered questions and enthusiastically supported the young writers and artists.” With the opening of the brand-new Trailside Elementary School this year, Browne stated that ZEF presented the new elementary school staff with a $13,000 “ZEF Grant Starter Pack” that included highly

successful elementary grants that have been awarded in past years throughout the district to help the teachers get started. ZEF Bash 2022 cochair Sarah King shared some of the exciting and fun details that guests can expect at this year’s fundraising event. “We’re sticking with the same theme, ‘Show Your School Spirit,’ that went over really well with people last year,” King said. “I’d say 80 percent came showing their Zionsville school spirit, and some people pulled out their old college sweatshirts. I think I even saw some old cross-country jackets!” King continued, “We brought in the [Zionsville] Alumni Association to help with Zionsville history and with decorating with pictures and other various items. We’ll have the walk-through ‘Zionsville Through the Years’ table again like we had last year and that a lot of people enjoyed. And for entertainment, the local women’s group ‘The Janeways’ will be performing for the VIP hour, which is exciting, and then Day and Ray will be playing again this year later that evening. The event will run similarly to past ZEF events with a few extra new surprises!”


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Interested in Being a Sponsor or ZEF Bash VIP? Zionsville Monthly is proud to be a sponsor of this remarkable event. So, join us as a ZEF Bash VIP for $125/person and enjoy a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., an open bar, and dinner. Patron tickets for $75/person ($85 after 10/21) include a 6:30 p.m. event start, dinner, and a cash bar. All ticket types include a silent auction, gift card pull, trips of a lifetime, and dancing to the sounds of Dave & Rae. Buy your tickets today — limited tickets available, so don’t wait! This event WILL sell out! Qtego is your one-stop location for ZEF Bash bidding and event fun. Check back the week before the event to register in advance to bid on the Silent Auction, Gift Card Pull and AmFund Trips and to participate in ZEF’s famous “Cap off the Night!” Event sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. Learn more about how your business can help bring ZEF grants to life, show ZCS families that your company cares about educational excellence in our community or purchase your ZEF Bash 2022 tickets at zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org.


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