The Shoals JR-SR High School Pep Band competed in the Orleans Pep Band Invitational on Saturday, January 21st. Fourteen Bands from schools around the state of Indiana were placed into division A, AA, AAA, and AAAA based on band size. Shoals was placed in AA and came home with first place for that class, and also won the Fan Favorite award. The Shoals Band has done well at this annual event in recent years, including first place in 2013, second place in 2014, first place in 2015, first place in 2016, as well as first place this year.
Other bands that competed were: Tecumseh, Borden, Barr Reeve, Perry Central, Henryville, West Washington, Paoli, BNL, Silver Creek, Crawford County, Austin, Orleans, and Jennings County.
The 2nd annual Martin County Safe Community Campaign Event will be held on Saturday February 11, 2016 at the Martin County Community Building. This very successful event is a way that the community and its police officers can come together for a day of fun and information sharing.
As a way to further help and unite the community, officers are again teaming up with the Martin County area food banks for a food drive during the event. Food bank volunteers will be accepting food items and monetary donations throughout the day. Approximately 9000 food items as well as monetary donations were donated at last year's event.
This second annual community event will feature officers and informational displays from the Martin County Sheriff's Office, Indiana Conservation Officers, Indiana State Police, Indiana Excise Police, Community Corrections, Shoals Police Department, and the Loogootee Police Department. Several law enforcement vehicles will be on display as well as other tactical and rescue gear.
The event will be free to the public and will feature several law enforcement speakers and programs as well as food and door prizes. Please make plans now to show your support for area law enforcement and our community.