LEBANON, Ind. – The Boone County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony June 12 at the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home (IUMCH) to commemorate the opening of the new Teaching Family Homes. More than 200 guests from across the state attended the community day festivities.

Pictured from left to right holding the ribbon are: Bud Milner, IUMCH director of Residential Services; Jim Davis, retired executive director of IUMCH; Bill Kirchoff, president of the IUMCH Board of Trustees; Rich Lapinski, executive director/CEO of IUMCH; Huck Lewis, mayor of Lebanon; Todd Rokita, congressman, Fourth Congressional District; Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner of The United Methodist Church and Morris Thomas, Jr., IUMCH trustee.

Second row: Gloria Laverty of Frankfort; Nancy Harshbarger, IUMCH trustee; Jim Ramsey, senior pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church; Keith Smith, IUMCH trustee; Tami Richardson, Chuck Cunningham and Sandy Hunt, board members of the Boone County Chamber of Commerce; and David Owen, IUMCH trustee

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home is a residential treatment center located in Lebanon and has been serving youth and their families since 1915.