STATEHOUSE (Aug. 28, 2017) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) today presented, on behalf of Gov. Eric Holcomb, Circle of Corydon awards to long-time New Harmony residents Bill and Muriel Gillenwater.
“Bill and Muriel are the definition of teamwork, as they dedicate their lives to making their community a better place,” McNamara said. “Giving their time and talents through their philanthropic efforts, they have set an example of how small changes can make a large impact.”
The Gillenwaters founded BMG Inc., which has operated in Southern Indiana for the last 34 years, and established a scholarship fund with the Posey County Community Foundation. This scholarship awards $4,000 each year to a high school student in Posey County.
The Gillenwaters have also given back to the community by being members of the Posey County United Way, Posey Count Community Foundation and the Posey County Redevelopment Commission, among other civic organizations and with community outreach programs. McNamara said their lifelong residency in Southern Indiana has contributed to their desire to keep improving the lives of those around them.
The Circle of Corydon is a newly established award given by the governor of Indiana to recognize exemplary citizens who have made remarkable contributions to the betterment of the state and its people.
State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76,
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.
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