The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit the Indiana Department of Child Services created in 2007 to help find forever families for children in foster care. The gallery will be on display from April 7-11 inside the courthouse.
Dana Burton, family case manager supervisor of the DCS agrees.
“We want to shed some light on this and get support from the community,” Burton said. “This is the second year we have done this and hope we have a great turnout. We want to focus on how the community can be that bright light for kids. People need to step up and be helpful. We want to focus on the positive.”
“We want to bring this awareness down to the county level, you hear about it so much nationally. We mainly want to bring awareness to everyone and this event, I think, will definitely help,” Harrell said.
Burton explained that children from various local daycares and the Boys and Girls Club are making luminaries to light for the ceremony. Pinwheels will be placed on the courthouse lawn by the Children's Bureau and will remain the remainder of the month of April.
Contact: Kate Thurston at 765-932-2222, ext. 105