Awareness Washington County Chili Cook-Off

Greetings from the classes, board and staff of Awareness Washington County & We The Youth Leadership Programs.

Thanks to you, over the last thirty years we have been able to help over five hundred adults and youth develop or enhance their leadership potential. It is because of supporters like you that we are able to continue this nationally recognized program in our community.

With the winter months underway, we have the opportunity to hold a Chili Cook Off on March 11, 2017. In past years, hundreds of people throughout the community visited other chili cookoffs for some delicious chili, games and great company. We hope that the AWC/WTY cookoff will become an annual community event.

We are seeking table sponsors to help bring about this wonderful event and have several sponsorship levels for you to consider. Habanero is $2500 or more, Jalapeno is $500 or more, Hot is $250 or more and Spicy is $100 or less. Your donation would help with the prizes for the chili aficionados, but most importantly, your gift will help adults and youth in our community feel more confident and competant in their lives as Servant Leaders. All contributors will be recognized both at the event and after the event through local media and on our social media sites. Please let us know of your sponsorship intentions no later than March 1, 2017.

We are thankful for all your continued support to promote Awareness Washington County and We The Youth.

For registration and sponsorship forms  visit


Rotary Club of Salem Daddy Daughter Dance

Presented by Old National Bank and Jason Wade-State Farm. Spend “An Enchanted Evening”, Saturday, February 25th at Southern Hills Church. Complimentary Couple Photos will be from 5pm-6pm with Dancing from 6pm-8pm. There will also be door prizes and pizza by Casey’s General Store. Tickets are being sold at Old National Bank, Jason Wade-State Farm, Loy & Fordyce Insurance, and Country Cookin’ Restaurant. $25 per couple ($30 at the door) and $5 for each additional daughter. Purchase tickets by Valentine’s Day for a chance to win a special prize!


YMCA offers Swim Lessons Beginning Jan. 11th

Washington County Family YMCA will offer Swim lessons beginning January 11th. There will be 4 sessions of swim lessons offered this year, operated by Lead Swim Instructor Michelle Yoder. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings at the Salem Middle School Pool. Session 1 Registration Deadline is 1/7/17, and classes will operate January 11th—February 1st, 2017. Session 2 Registration Deadline is 2/8/17, and classes will operate February 15th—March 8th,2017. Session 3 Registration Deadline is 3/29/17, and classes will operate April 5th—April 26th, 2017. Session 4 Registration Deadline is 5/3/17, and classes will operate May 10th—May 31st,2017. Cost per session is $30 for members, and $40 for non-members, with a $15 late fee for any registrations made past the registration deadlines. Lessons are recommended for children 6 months old and up.

To learn more about the Washington County Family YMCA’s swim programs, please contact Rosie Morehous at 812-883-9622, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at

Salem Community Video Gallery