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Tri Kappa’s celebrates with proclamation

Posted: Friday, March 19, 2021

Tri Kappa’s local Chi chapter is celebrating the sorority’s 120th anniversary with several acts of kindness and generosity.

“The purpose of ‘Tri Kappa Week’ is to support everyone who helps make Huntington a great place,” said Annette Carroll, the local chapter president. “We are proud to give back to the community.”

The Chi chapter provided food to volunteers at Huntington County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Highway and Street Department employees with the city and county were also treated to snacks as a thank you for the many hours spent clearing roadways following the recent heavy snowfall.

Chi members donated feminine hygiene products to Huntington County Community School Corporation student wellness clinics as part of “Tri Kappa Week,” which the statewide organization celebrates each year.

In addition, the Chi chapter is accepting applications for its General Scholarship and Laura Blackburn Scholarship awards. The former is awarded to a high school senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution, and the latter is awarded to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a career in education.

To request an application, contact Chi chapter scholarship chair Lori Mickley at kmickley@comcast.net or (260) 450-6920. Applicants must be Huntington County residents, and the deadline to apply is April 1.

Statewide, Tri Kappa awards annual scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students pursuing careers in fine arts, music education and nursing.

Tri Kappa’s first formal meeting was held on February 22, 1901, in Indianapolis. Its membership now exceeds 8,000 women across 144 active chapters and 102 associate chapters, all within the state of Indiana. The local Huntington chapter began in 1906. From its start, Tri Kappa has worked to promote charity, culture and education.

Notably, the organization and its chapters make annual contributions in support of Riley Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House, the Alzheimer’s Association and Special Olympics, among others. The Tri Kappa Fine Arts Endowment Fund supports art education efforts statewide, and the organization houses a collection of works by Indiana artists at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.

Shown in the photo, front row, is Mayor Richard Strick as he signs a proclamation declaring February 21 to 27 as Tri Kappa Week in the City of Huntington. Back row, from left, include Jodi Scheiber, Annette Carroll, Lori Mickley, Christi McElhaney, Sherry Miller and Amber Rensberger, representing Tri Kappa.