Paws & Think Executive Director, Gayle Hutchens, Honored with Governor’s Award

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Gayle receiving the awardPaws & Think Executive Director and founder Gayle Hutchens recently received the 2009 “Governor’s Award for Service Learning” for her long-standing commitment to volunteerism and serving others. The award was presented to Gayle at a special luncheon ceremony by First Lady Cheri Daniels, wife of Governor Mitch Daniels, and Miss America Katie Stam. Gayle was nominated for this honor by Paws & Think volunteer John Vernon Oaks, who stated “The four programs of Paws & Think provide a Win, Win, Win, Win for at-risk youth, shelter/rescue dogs at-risk of euthanasia, children and adults with disabilities, and our communities.” Congratulations to Gayle on this wonderful honor!

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Pictured (left to right): Indiana First Lady Cheri Daniels, Miss America Katie Stam, Gayle Hutchens, and Isaac Randolph Jr., Executive Director of the OFBCI (Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives)