Welcome to #BetterInBoonecast, hosted by the Boone EDC. Each week, we’ll bring in members of the Boone County community who have a unique story to tell about their life, business, or experience in Boone County.

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Episode 3

This week we dive into the many ways volunteers like Rick Hammerle make a difference in the Boone County community! Rick is the volunteer coordinator for the VITA and TCE programs that provide income tax assistance at the Lebanon and Thorntown Public Libraries. He also volunteers with the Shalom House, a Boone County nonprofit providing meals and sack lunches to adults and children who are food insecure. Rick also shares the many ways to get involved with the Megan Hammerle Memorial 5k, Random Acts of Kindness Day, and a memorial scholarship for Lebanon High School students to celebrate the memory of his daughter.

Learn more:

Shalom House ➡️ https://www.theshalomhouse.org/

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) ➡️ https://www.uwci.org/indy-free-tax-prep

Megan Hammerle Memorial 5k ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/MeganHammerleMemorial5k

Megan Hammerle Random Acts of Kindness Day ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/meganhammerleday

Megan Suzanne Hammerle Memorial Scholarship ➡️ https://communityfoundationbc.org/lebanon-scholarships/

Episode 2

You may be familiar with Fundae’s Ice Cream & Sweets, but do you know the story behind how they got started? Listen to episode 2 of the #BetterInBoonecast where we sit down with co-owner Kas Miller as she shares the scoop on the origin of Fundae’s, their connection to Boone EDC, and plans for the future.


Learn more:

Fundae’s Ice Cream & Sweets ➡️ https://www.visitfundaes.com/


Episode 1

Welcome to the first full episode of #BetterinBoonecast! Listen and learn about Indiana Gifts, a new shop on the square in Lebanon promoting products from Indiana artisans. Hear how owner Mel McMahon got connected with the Boone EDC to make it happen.


Learn more:

Indiana Gifts ➡️ https://shopindianagifts.com/pages/about-us