Borders: Local veteran named Golden Hoosier

Borders: Local veteran named Golden Hoosier

Frank Roales recognized for service to the community

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, June 22, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2018) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented a Golden Hoosier Award to Frank Roales of Vincennes at the Statehouse Thursday for his service and commitment to the community, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper).

“Mr. Roales has helped educate the Vincennes community on important historical military events by volunteering at the museum,” Borders said. “He has also assisted countless families in need of help by giving his time to a community food pantry.”

A military veteran, Roales has dedicated more than 13 years of service to Knox County through his volunteer efforts. He spends most of his time volunteering at the Indiana Military Museum, where he offers his expertise in developing an admirable collection of artifacts. The museum is 100 percent volunteer-operated and Roales helps keep it open to the public daily. He has also served as president at an area food pantry.

“Mr. Roales exemplifies the ideal Golden Hoosier,” Messmer said. “I would like to personally thank Mr. Roales for his admirable service to the Vincennes community not only as a volunteer, but also as a military veteran.”

The lieutenant governor’s office accepts nominations each year for the Golden Hoosier Awards. The award recognizes outstanding Hoosiers for their lifetime of service to their communities, and is the highest honor bestowed on those in Indiana who are at least 65 years old.



State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes

all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.

A high-resolution photo of Borders can be downloaded by clicking here.

State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) represents Senate District 48, which includes

portions of Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Spencer and Warrick counties.

A high-resolution photo of Messmer can be downloaded by clicking here.


PHOTO CAPTION: Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presents a Golden Hoosier award on Thursday, June 21, 2018, to Frank Roales of Vincennes with the help of Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Dr. Jennifer Walthall. Roales was nominated by Patty Dreiman and received the award at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.