Quick takes – June 25th

Fantastic event

Fun, fitness and philanthropy all rolled into one on June 18 with the eighth annual Girlfriend Ride, a bicycle event that takes hundreds of women and girls around parts of Bartholomew County in an effort to benefit a nonprofit organization.

This year the Girlfriend Ride benefited Love Chapel, which among its services helps displaced women and their children. Love Chapel provided a worthy cause to support, and the beautiful scenery and pampering at stops along the way made for an enjoyable day.

The Girlfriend Ride provided a great experience for women and girls. Those who organized and participated in the event are to be commended.

Happy anniversary

The Bartholomew County Humane Society celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 11. That’s a long time of dedication to caring for stray and unwanted animals and trying to find new homes for them.

The Humane Society is a worthy organization that’s endured through a lot of hard work and effort from staff, volunteers and donors. Kudos to those who have made the organization’s efforts worthwhile for a half century.

Valuable camp

Learning can be fun. Just ask any of the 110 students who recently participated in Camp Invention at St. Bartholomew Catholic School.

The annual camp presents interesting ways for students to learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, while also tapping into their creativity. That was accomplished by having campers learn how to illuminate a LED light, run a motor, sound an alarm, take apart household appliances, design all aspects of life on an island and creating an exoskeleton for a robot cricket.

The camp was a good way to show students early the value of science, technology, engineering and math skills, and that there are many creative ways those skills can be utilized in their futures.