June Newsletter

In Memory of Gene Snowden

One of the founders of Pathfinder Services, Gene Snowden, passed away on Tuesday, June 11th. It all began in fall of 1965 when Gene was an elected Indiana state representative. He was made aware of the need in Huntington County for services pertaining to those with physical and developmental disabilities. Gene took action and assembled the organization’s first Board of Directors. We are forever grateful for Gene’s commitment to make change happen.

Community News

Kids Kampus Spring Program & Graduation

Parents of children served by Pathfinder Kids Kampus were invited to attend the annual Kids Kampus Spring Program and Graduation. Each classroom had a different song and dance prepared for the evening. After the spring program, 36 students were recognized for their graduation out of Kids Kampus and into Kindergarten. DVD’s of the evening can be purchased at Kids Kampus for $5 a piece.

NeighborWorks Week

Every June, is NeighborWorks America Week. It’s an opportunity for us to share some stories of the incredible people that we serve. Jeff is one of those people. Jeff was in a motorcycle accident and needed an accessible place to call home. After learning from his daughter that HomeOwnership was an option through us, Jeff made the call! Fast forward to today, Jeff is living happily in a ranch style home near downtown Huntington.

Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe

Our president and CEO, John Niederman, was announced as the Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe  on June 20th! This honor earned him the warmest welcome from all of our friends when he returned to his office!

Upcoming Events

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at Kids Kampus

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be at Pathfinder Kids Kampus on July 11th from 9:30am – 4:00pm. Services such as screenings, immunizations, and wellness checkups are free to families without medical insurance or they can bill your insurance provider. This is open to all children in our community up to 18, but their focus is on wellness and immunizations for children under 5.

Meraki: A Toast to the Arts

Pathfinder Services is proud to host an exclusive concert and art event you will not want to miss. The event will be held at the modern, yet sophisticated, Two EE’s Winery. The concert will feature singer/songwriter Jennie DeVoe. A BMW Art Car will also be revealed and displayed at the event. All proceeds will support Pathfinder Services Art Studios. The name of the event, Meraki (may-rah-kee), “when you do something with creativity or love; putting a piece of yourself into what you do. “ is a true description of what this event is all about.

15th Annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot

This Thanksgiving, the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K will turn 15!  This fun, family-friendly event has created many traditions for members of the Huntington community while raising funds for the children and families we serve.  Learn how you can get involved in the celebration!

How YOU Can Make a Difference

Yes, YOU! We appreciate the many ways that our friends and advocates make a difference in the lives of those we serve. There are many ways to get involved and support our mission outside of direct monetary donations. Everything from purchasing pieces of art to volunteering your time and talents furthers our cause. Even shopping at Amazon Smile, purchasing pies or donating services to fulfill a dream are all simple ways you can make a difference in the lives of those we serve.