Every year we have the opportunity to help our friends at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center raise funds in a variety of ways. Since Easterseals serves Southwestern Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky, fundraising is essential.

Special fundraisers like the annual telethon on WEHT, and donations from the community help to provide much-needed therapy for children and adults in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.

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You might be familiar with 'Pete'. He has been making huge contributions to Easterseals around Christmastime for the past 31 years. If you really want to feel old, 31 years ago was 1990!

In those 31 years, 'Pete' has donated over $100,000 to Easterseals. No one knows his true identity, Pete prefers to stay anonymous, but he does have some fun with the Easterseals staff.

Mysterious 'Pete' Keeping His Face Hidden

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After hiding the huge donation on the Easterseals property, he made his annual phone call with clues.

“Hi! It’s your old buddy Pete!” Pete said that he had just delivered a gift, and told Easterseals staff to hurry and look for his donation on the chain link fence behind the nonprofit organization’s headquarters

The Big Reveal

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The staff found the Christmas tree ornament with 30 one-hundred-dollar bills rolled inside! Yes, $3,000! Pete does have specific directions for how his donation should be used. He always wants to make sure the children that need the services of Easterseals have presents for Christmas.

As usual, accompanying Pete’s latest delivery was a hand-written note with the words “You will hear from me again. Pete

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40 Real Indiana Towns with Quirky, Weird, and Funny Names

Outside the major cities, the Hoosier state is full of tiny little towns you've probably passed through on your way to one of those cities. Most of them are likely 100 to 150 years old, or older, and have been around far longer than the large metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville. Typically, they were started by early settlers who found their way to the state and decided to make it home. Eventually, others would join them, and a community was formed. Over time, as the surrounding areas grew, most of them were folded into those areas and governed by the nearest city or county's governing body officially making them "unincorporated," meaning they did not have their own formally organized municipal government.

A scroll through Wikipedia's long list of unincorporated communities in Indiana shows several of them have names that by today's standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright right funny. These are my 40 favorities.