A Winamac resident with a lengthy list of community service and honors is the 2014 H.J. Halleck Award Winner. Pulaski County Human Services Executive Director Jacki Frain will be honored by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce next month. Frain is a longtime chamber board member and serves on the Halleck Award committee. She is also a member of the Germanfest committee, a grant writer and administrator for the Pulaski County Family YMCA and conceived, implemented and continues to oversee the Coordinated Local Assistance Service Project (CLASP Toy Store) each December at Pulaski County Human Services. Frain also handles administrative responsibilities for the Pulaski County food pantry.
She also coached the first U 16 Pulaski County Youth Soccer traveling team and directed the Miss Pulaski County and Miss Maxincuckee Pageants. Frain also served as a judge for several local pagents and is a former Winamac Kiwanis Club member. She is a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, which is the highest honor awarded to an Indiana citizen.
Frain’s husband, Dan, is also a former Halleck Award winner. This year’s banquet and Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting will take place Saturday, March 8 at the Winamac Event Center. The Pulaski County Organization of the Year will also be honored during that meeting. Tickets are available from the chamber office.