Local volunteer named Golden Hoosier

Peggy Wampler recognized for service to the community

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, June 25, 2018 10:15 am

STATEHOUSE (June 25, 2018) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented a Golden Hoosier Award to Peggy Wampler of Columbus at the Statehouse Thursday for her service and commitment to the community, according to State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) and State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus).

“Peggy has been a volunteer in our community for over 20 years,” Smith said. “She has dedicated her time to organizations around Columbus with compassion and selflessness. I applaud her commitment and service to our community.”

Wampler has completed more than 10,000 hours of volunteer work. She has offered her time to Thrive Alliance, Mill Race Center and the Salvation Army. Wampler works in the emergency department every Friday night for Columbus Regional Hospital, helping the information desk and delivering flowers to patients.

“Peggy is a role model for all Hoosiers,” Walker said. “The countless hours of volunteering she does for important organizations in our community makes Peggy the ideal candidate to receive this award.”

Peggy received the Republic’s Woman of the Year Award in 2012 for her lifelong contributions to her city.

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.

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State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,

which includes a portion of Bartholomew County.

State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) represents Senate District 41,

which includes portions of Bartholomew and Johnson counties.

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Peggy Wampler of Columbus receives the Golden Hoosier Award from Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Dr. Jennifer Walthall on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Statehouse. Golden Hoosier Awards recognize 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. (Pictured left to right is Crouch, Wampler and Walthall).