INDIANAPOLIS – First Lady Karen Pence hosted a ceremony on Friday, October 7th, 2016 in the Statehouse where she donated Indiana made items from the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation. There, she was joined by representatives from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and all twenty five State Parks, the Indiana State Archives, the Indiana State Museum, and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
“It was a pleasure to be able to donate Indiana custom-made items today to several Indiana museums and to each of our state parks,” stated First Lady Karen Pence. “To be able to commemorate the Indiana State Park’s Centennial with an item from the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation makes this celebration especially memorable to me.”
Items that First Lady Karen Pence donated to the above-mentioned agencies and organizations include hand-painted china bowls from the Indiana World Organization of China Painters, blue and yellow blown glass bowls from Kokomo Opalescent Glass in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial, and handcrafted baskets from Barnyard Baskets and More, created with the help of the Friendship Basket Weavers Guild from New Castle. The photo above features First Lady Karen Pence with the donation recipients at the statehouse ceremony on Friday, October 7th, 2016.