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Day Nursery Thankful Thursday

Day Nursery Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee artwork by Candice McDonaldThank you to the sponsors of the Day Nursery Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee celebrating 75 years of supporting the youngest children of Indianapolis.

The Auxiliary’s Diamond Jubilee fashion show and luncheon will take place on Friday, October 4th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Fashions will be provided by Secret Ingredient and Day Furs. Highlighting the anniversary event will be fashions from years past. Dotty Reehling and Sandy McCuen are event co-chairs. For ticket information, please click here or contact Sarah Ferguson at (317) 636-9197, extension 240 for more information.Day Nursery Auxiliary of Indianapolis Style Show sponsors

Day Nursery Indianapolis Thankful Thursday

energizing-indianaThanks to all the families and friends who have signed up for a free Home Energy Assessment through Energizing Indiana so far.  For each home assessment completed before December 31, 2012, Energizing Indiana will donate $50 to those who designate Day Nursery Association. For more information, please contact Sarah Ferguson,  sarahf@daynursery.org or (317) 636-9197, extension 240.

IMG_20121213_125001And we are grateful for the Day Nursery Auxiliary’s support and leadership in generating more than $500 new items for infant and toddlers at their December meeting held at Hollyhock Hill last Friday, December 7.  Here are a few pictures from that meeting.

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Thankful Thursday: Day Nursery Auxiliary

Thank you to the Day Nursery Auxiliary and the sponsors of their 24th Annual Luncheon and Style Show–Appnuity, Digestive Health Center, Hylant Group, Key Bank, Ogletree Deakins, and U.S. Foods. Together, they raised more than $22,500 to help support Day Nursery Association. Special thanks to our event co-chairs, B.J. Maley and Shirley Romine and our fashion vendors The Secret Ingredient and Blue Eyes and Bare FeetHere are some pictures from the October 5, 2012 event.

Day Nursery Indianapolis Flashback Friday

newspaper photo from Indianapolis Star of girl at Day Nursery in 1964This picture from the April 12, 1964 edition of the Indianapolis Star features 6 year old Day Nursery student Toni Stahl on the jungle gym at our old Lockerbie Branch (that’s what we used to call our “centers”).  The picture was part of a larger article about an effort by the Day Nursery Auxiliary to raise money for playground equipment at a new center opening that month at 3522 N. Central.  That center, now called our Ruth A. Lilly Center, is still going strong and is currently undergoing a playground renovation.   Today, a large group of volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company is  helping to turn the playground into a beautiful natural outdoor classroom.

Day Nursery Board Members Day of Caring

Members of the Day Nursery Association and Day Nursery Auxiliary boards gathered early Saturday morning to help build garden boxes on the preschool playground of our Ruth A. Lilly Center, 3522 N. Central Avenue.  Both the preschool and infant toddler playgrounds are undergoing a major transformation to turn them into a certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Pictured here is one of 4 garden boxes that the volunteers built.  A second group of volunteers will construct the toddler garden boxes soon.  Children will have the opportunity to plant seeds in the winter and nurture them in indoor greenhouse environments, transplanting them to the boxes every spring.  A project approach to learning is used in these science lessons in that the classroom groups research and decide what they want to grow,  how to take care of the plants, and ultimately how to prepare the food when they harvest it.

One focal point of the preschool playground consists of 5 x 5 foot decking platforms that are at different heights and framed by round wooded trunk-like posts. Once this play area is built, children will be able to add fabric and other items to create, build and play using imagination and team building skills with other kids.  The different levels create rooms/spaces that are available simultaneously for constant play.  The toddler playground has another platform deck, built to scale for younger children. The project is being facilitated by Daryn Fair, President of Fall Creek Land Design.

Day Nursery Auxiliary Style Show this Friday

Day Nursery Auxiliary Fashion Show logoWe hope to see you this Friday, October 7 at the Oak Hill Mansion in Carmel for the Day Nursery Auxiliary’s annual Luncheon and Style Show fundraiser. A limited number of tickets are still available. If you need more information, check out the Auxiliary’s website.

In Memorium: Betsy Scheuring

May 2007 Day Nursery Auxiliary Annual Meeting Meridian Hills Country Club

Katherine L. “Betsy” Scheuring passed away on April 19, 2011. Betsy was a life member of the Day Nursery Auxiliary and was our most senior member. Betsy joined the Auxiliary in 1938
She was born in Indianapolis on June 29, 1918 to William D. and Mary K. Hamerstadt. She was a graduate of Shortridge High School and attended the Semple School in New York, where she studied dance under Michael Fokine, one of the greatest Russian expatriates of that time, from the communist regime. She opened a dance studio, “Les Petites Artistes de Ballet”, in her home where she taught children and adults for over 30 years, finally retiring in 1985.
Betsy was a long-time patron of the fine arts in Indianapolis with particular emphasis on ballet. She had been an avid supporter of Ballet Internationale and The Butler Ballet, and was a long-time associate and friend of faculty and students alike. During dance related trips abroad, Betsy became interested in Russian art, and over a period spanning more than thirty years, she amassed a significant collection of Russian icons which she gifted to Purdue University in 2005.
She and her late husband Paul had been long time members of the Columbia Club and Atheneum Turners and Trinity Episcopal Church. She also was a life member of the Indianapolis Day Nursery.
In addition to her late husband, Betsy was preceded in death by her brothers Bill and John Hamerstadt, and her sister Mary Jane Demarest. Survivors include a daughter Margo Scheuring, sons Paul (Melody) and John (Jeanne) Scheuring, several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Indianapolis Humane Society, 7929 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Calling will be held at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center-Broad Ripple on Monday, April 25, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with services 11:30 AM Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33rd and Meridian St., Indianapolis. Private interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Marquette Manor and St. Vincent’s Hospice, for their care and compassion during Betsy’s final days.