(BEDFORD) – On June 6, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., the community will celebrate the retirement of Bedford Pediatrician Dr. George Sorrells with a reverse parade. Dr. Sorrells has served the children of Lawrence County for more than 55 years.
Hosted by Steve Miller, Ric Olson, Pam Evans, Dr. Jim Sowders, and Camp Manager Chuck Bair, the event will take place at the Bedford Camp and Conference Center. The camp is one of Dr. Sorrells’ loves along with the children he has treated over the years.
The parade will serve as a kickoff of a $350,000 fundraising effort to upgrade the Bedford Camp and Conference Center, which is one of Bedford’s best-kept secrets, and which Dr. Sorrells is one of its biggest champions.
Since the pandemic started right as Dr. Sorrells retired, the group felt the public didn’t have the proper opportunity to thank him so they came up with the idea of a reverse parade.
So instead of a sit-down dinner at the Camp’s beautiful lodge, people will tour the scenic camp from the comfort of their car; be entertained with calliope music from Ron Bell; receive a hot dog, chips, and drink in the drive-through picnic; and drive by and thank Dr. Sorrells for his 55 years of dedication to the children of southern Indiana.
All his former patients and coworkers are encouraged to attend to thank him for his service.
Gifts are discouraged, but in the tradition of the legacy he has left for caring for children, people may donate to the Camp renovation fund which is another way Dr. Sorrells will continue to help the children of Indiana and beyond.