The Herald Bulletin

April 15, 2013

Scott Underwood column: THB offers prom photos in print, online

The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — Spring is a special time, a time of new life, of renewal and of change.

In the Madison County area, spring brings proms, graduations and the end of the school year. These special moments of life are cause for celebrations that generate life-long memories.

At The Herald Bulletin, we want to help you celebrate and remember these precious times. One way we do that is by shooting photographs at local high school proms and graduations. Then we post the photos on our website, at

The web page provides an easy and convenient way to leaf through photos and expand them for better viewing. It also offers the option of purchasing hard copies (at relatively low rates) of special photos.

The first of the local high school proms, Shenandoah’s, was Saturday night. Turn the page and on A5 you’ll find a selection of photos from the prom. Then go to our website this afternoon, and you’ll find a gallery of prom photos.

We’ll follow this schedule for all of the local proms, sending a photographer to snap photos on the night of the prom, then publishing a few of them in the following Monday’s print edition. Online galleries will be posted that Monday afternoon.

If you have any problems finding, viewing or purchasing photos on our website, let me know and I’ll lend a hand.

The Madison County area has proms four of the next five Saturdays, so we’ll have fresh prom photos on our website throughout the rest of April and through most of May.

After that, we’ll turn our focus to graduations, and we’ll make sure to offer a good selection of photos on the website. Look for more details in my column as graduations approach.

Madison County’s appreciation for Carl Erskine and its deep commitment to the Special Olympics were on full display Thursday night during the reception and premier showing of the film “42: The True Story of an American Legend” at Mounds Mall.

Herald Bulletin Publisher Henry Bird had the idea for a premiere of the film here in Anderson, and local businesses helped make it a reality. Community Hospital Anderson, STAR Financial Bank, Mounds Mall, Myers Autoworld, Texas Roadhouse and Prairie Farms Dairy were instrumental in making the event a success.

Passes to the event were distributed for $50 donations to Special Olympics. The reception, which started at 5:30, was catered by Texas Roadhouse and featured silent and live auctions of Carl Erskine and Jackie Robinson baseball memorabilia. When money from ticket distribution and the auction is all counted, it will easily surpass $13,000, all of which will go to the Special Olympics.

The highlight of the evening was Carl’s address during the reception. He spoke of playing with Robinson, whose breaking of Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 is the subject of “42.” Carl also talked about the social movement of the Special Olympics and the role it has played in encouraging society to accept people with special needs.

In every way, the “42” premiere was a great event for a great cause.

Editor Scott Underwood’s column appears Mondays. Contact him at or 640-4845.