Holt marks 35 years at Pace
Lori Holt marked 35 years at Pace Dairy in October. She has held assignments in various departments including production, sanitation, quality assurance, shipping/receiving, grading and planning. Holt is currently the assistant human resources manager.
Her hobbies include gardening, camping, fishing, singing and working crossword puzzles.
“Pace has been and is a wonderful place to work,” she said. “I have had many opportunities for advancement, educational pursuits and personal growth during my career, for which I am very grateful.”
She is married to Kevin Holt. They have four children, Erin (Ed) Ward, Aubrey (Jim) Thompson, Dana (Kyle) Cook and Logan Holt (Rebecca Glauner). They also enjoy 13 grandchildren.
Sparrow marks 35 years at Pace
Dave Sparrow, production resource leader, marked 35 years at Pace Dairy in October. He has worked in numerous positions in the plant, including shipping, receiving, production operator, production lead, maintenance mechanic, maintenance supervisor, production supervisor and sanitation supervisor.
His wife, Annette, also works at Pace, along with sister-in-law Terri Sparrow.
Interior remodeling is a favorite hobby of Sparrow’s.
He and Annette have five children and 10 grandchildren.
Keller celebrates 35 years at Pace
Bruce Keller marked 35 years at Pace Dairy in October. Beginning as a Hayssen operator in the natural department, Keller moved to the maintenance department as a technician in 1985.
Golf, bicycling, spending time with grandchildren and watching the Packers win are hobbies he enjoys.
Keller and his wife of 37 years, Cindy, are the parents of three children, Chad, Kristin and Joel. They also have five grandchildren, Blair, Isaac, Noah, Elise and Hallie. They are expecting their sixth grandchild.
Williams marks 35 years at Pace
Connie Williams celebrated 35 years at Pace Dairy. Her assignments have included cutter, super-mark-it operator, production operator, production lead and her current position, continuous replenishment specialist.
Her husband, Mike Williams, and her sister-in-law, Pam Jeffers, are also Pace associates.
Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Her family includes children, Nicole (Brent) Silvey, Jason (Amber) Johnson, Samantha (Jay) Adams and Derek (Sadie) Williams. She also has five grandchildren, Jessa, Jude, Josie, Kam and Evan. A sixth grandchild is due in April.
Riley celebrates 30 years at Pace
Joe Riley marked 30 years at Pace Dairy. His career at Pace has also included a variety of assignments in the production department, including level 2, level 3 cutter and various operator positions in the process and natural departments. He is currently a lead operator on line 21 shred line.
Brenda Riley, Joe’s wife is also a Pace associate. Other relatives include Russell Cooper, Jeremy DeBoy and Ashley Roach.
Riley’s hobbies include woodworking, hunting, riding ATV’s and going to auctions.
His special memories include the birth of his daughter on Feb. 18, 1996, and his marriage to Brenda on Jan. 2, 2005.
Mason marks 15 years at Pace
Dave Mason has been with Pace Dairy since 2002, as he celebrated his 15th anniversary in October.
His assignments have included utility, palletizer, operator, production lead and his current role of production resource leader.
His favorite past time is watching his children, daughter Brooklyn, 13, and son Brayden, 10, play sports.
Fuzzy Bear awarded grant to expand building
LADOGA — Fuzzy Bear Ministry Preschool & Daycare welcomed a $55,000 Capacity Building Grant from Early Learning Indiana to create new early learning opportunities for area families.
Specifically, the grant will be used to expand the second story of the preschool allowing for extra classrooms and bathrooms. It will increase the capacity for 24 more students. The school will also be able to purchase additional educational materials and equipment.
The grants, which are made possible through the Lilly Endowment’s support of Early Learning Indiana, are designed to create more opportunities for early education at high-quality programs. Since 2015, Early Learning Indiana has made 17 different capacity-building grants, totaling more than $888,000 and has created more than 900 new high-quality seats across the state.
Early Learning Indiana is the state’s oldest and largest early childhood education nonprofit, founded in 1899 as Day Nursery. Today, Early Learning Indiana operates 10 high-quality Day Early Learning centers in Central Indiana, educating more than 1,400 children each year. Through regional (Child Care Answers) and statewide (Partnerships for Early Learners) programs, the organization helps families find quality care, works with teachers and providers to improve program quality and advocates for greater access to early educational opportunities for Hoosier families. More information is available at EarlyLearningIndiana.org.