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Nominations sought for South Shore Legends induction

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The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond is looking for a new South Shore Legend to add to their Wall of Legends.

Legends are individuals, living or dead, who lived or worked in Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski or Starke counties and had a lasting impact. Nominees should have accomplishments that resonate in and beyond Northwest Indiana that demonstrate innovation, creativity, courage or exploration.

“Recognizing people from Northwest Indiana for their contributions to the Region and to greater society is an important part of creating Region pride and providing inspiration to future generations,” said Kelly Anoe, Legacy Foundation president and CEO, in a press release. “We are excited to be a partner in bringing this program back.”

South Shore Legends are typically historical contributors. Past Legends include Orville Redenbacher, Charles Bowman and Garnet Findling for revolutionizing the popcorn industry, Frank Borman – Apollo 8 Commander and “A Christmas Story” author Jean Parker Shepherd.

The Legacy Foundation, BP Whiting Refinery and the Indiana Welcome Center redesigned the Wall of Legends to an interactive kiosk for the 20th anniversary.

“The rich history of these legends is an inspiration to all of us who live and work in the area,” said Phil Taillon, South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority CEO and president.

Nominations will be accepted through July 31. Multiple individuals engaged in the same activity can be included in one nomination. Learn more about the South Shore Legends program here.


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