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Horizon Donates to Gary Literacy Coalition

Michigan City, Indiana — Horizon Bank awarded Gary Literacy Coalition a donation in the amount of $2,500 to help support their literacy education programs and health literacy in Gary, Indiana.


The donation was presented to GLC President Ben Clement, Treasurer, Attorney Shelice Tolbert, and Executive Director, Lori Kuykendall at Horizon’s Ribbon Cutting at their new office in Gary.


“Thank you for the gracious donation. The funds will definitely be put to good use supporting our literacy programs such as “Reach Out and Read”. It also will aid our efforts to donate books to local pediatricians and the Methodist Hospital Neonatal Unit, which helps young mothers encourage their children to read and become lifelong learners. The Gary Literacy Coalition also promotes health literacy and supplies books to the Maternal Wellness Clinic in collaboration with Marram Health and the Gary Health Department,” stated Clement.

Telethia Barrett, Community Lender at Horizon said, “The coalition has their challenges, but they are doing an excellent job creating awareness of the importance of literacy, economic development, and family well-being in the area. We support their vision to provide the Gary community access to literacy opportunities in hopes of making Gary “A Reading City.”


About The Gary Literacy Coalition, Inc.

The Gary Literacy Coalition, Inc. supports, promotes, enhances, and coordinates the accessibility of literacy opportunities in Gary. The involvement and commitment of literacy partners continue to allow the GLC to demonstrate success in providing access to literacy opportunities across the life-span that translate to the attainment of learner literacy goals. Learn more at


About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.

Horizon Bank, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bank may be reached online at Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC. 


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Public Relations Manager
Phone: (219) 874-9208
Fax:     (219) 873-2628

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