Boiler Bridge Bash

Boiler Bridge Bash 2Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Boiler Bridge Bash which was located on the pedestrian bridge over the Wabash River. Many local businesses were in attendance and there were TONS of free samples! One of my favorites was the frozen yogurt from Pink Walrus.  Pink Walrus is a brand new shop located on the south side of Lafayette and I would highly recommend it!

Boiler Bridge Bash 1I was also able to speak with several different local volunteer organizations.

Meals on Wheels of Tippecanoe provides nutritious meals to local community members who are faced with food insecurity.  Together with IU Health Arnett and St. Elizabeth hospitals, they have been preparing and distributing meals since the 1960s.

The Indiana Historical Society is also looking for volunteers to work for the Indiana Bicentennial Train.  The Bicentennial Train is composed of refurbished freight cars and carries the traveling exhibition The Next Indiana. The Next Indiana explores Indiana’s past through the lenses of transportation, community, land use and talent.

The Lafayette Crisis Center provides a free and confidential hot line aimed at intervention and suicide prevention. They are happy to offer a listening ear whenever anyone wants someone to listen.

Another great organization there was Charity Miles.  Charity Miles allows you to earn money for a charity when you walk, run, or bike.  As you exercise, their application tracks your distance and then allows you to choose a charity to donate the money you have earned.  It couldn’t be any easier! It is a perfect way for people with really busy schedules to give back!

Needless to say there are opportunities for everyone! These organizations can always use more volunteers and they are all great ways to give back to our wonderful community.

-Charissa Nichols, Junior, Brain and Behavioral Sciences

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