Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch to dedicate K-9 Facility, Youth Orchard, and Climbing Wall

BRAZIL – Indiana sheriffs and students will next week name three amenities at their nonprofit Youth Ranch for key volunteers and supporters of their 62-acre training retreat under development for future law enforcement officers, at-risk kids, young witnesses, and victims of crime: 

  • Ripley County Search & Rescue Training Center will be dedicated by Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth in honor of longtime, dedicated employee Paul Wells and to law enforcement and fire-EMS first responders from Ripley County, throughout Indiana and across America.  
  • Susan & Mark Allen Youth Orchard will be named for two frequent ISYR donors, youth and nature lovers who are lifelong medical and law enforcement professionals from Indianapolis.
  • Joshua Gephart II Climbing Wall will be named for an Eagle Scout candidate from Owen County who envisioned, designed, and built the 20-foot structure to help Indiana youth visiting ISYR build confidence, strength, and comradery.

Signage will be unveiled at noontime during ISYR’s free Pumpkin Painting Party for K-6 students. The safe, annual Halloween event will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ISYR, 5325 North State Road 59, south of Brazil, Ind.

Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Free pumpkins, paints, refreshments, and parking will be provided. 

For more information, to volunteer or donate, call 317-460-4242, email or write to ISYR, 5325 N. State Road 59, Brazil, IN 47834.