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SEPTEMBER 2022 RELENTLESS WINNER: ALISON LANE


CENTURY 21 ELITE celebrates the extraordinary with The Relentless Campaign. In a community of exciting projects, progressive movements, and exponential growth, relentless leaders and community members are found at its core. Now more than ever, we want to recognize these leaders. The Relentless Campaign aims to celebrate those making waves in the Wabash Valley Community by honoring individuals who truly give the word "relentless" its meaning. This month, we are excited to announce our next honoree of The 2022 Relentless Campaign, an individual who truly gives 121%.


Alison Lane was born at Union Hospital in Terre Haute and has lived in Sullivan her entire life. Actually, all but nine months have been spent on the same street. She graduated from Sullivan High School in 1998, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 2002. Alison has been married to her husband Joshua for 20 years. They have one daughter, Audree, who is a 7th grader at Sullivan Middle School. Alison and Joshua are also Foster Parents, and currently have two sweet baby boys living with them. Alison teaches first grade at Sullivan Elementary School, with this being her 8th year at Sullivan. Prior to Sullivan, she taught Kindergarten in Vigo County for 12 years. This is her 20th year of teaching and she absolutely adores teaching the kids in the community. When she is not teaching the youth, she loves attending Broadway Shows and watching college football games on Saturday’s. She loves shopping, walking, and dancing, where she teaches at Studio 3:4 on Monday nights. Crafting is also an activity she enjoys, but can get tricky with little ones at home. She says, “buying Christmas presents for everyone is one of my favorite things to do every year!” Disney and Anna Maria Island are the family favorites for vacation however, Alison says “I don’t know if you can beat just spending the day with family and friends, sharing dinners with lots of laughs.”


Alison is currently the secretary on the City Park Board and has previously been involved with Tri Kappa. She is also a member of Shelburn First Baptist Church. At the church, she is involved with children’s ministries, teaching Sunday morning classes, and she is also the Vacation Bible School Director. Instilling her love for dance, she is the dance team Coach for 5th/6th grade. Alison’s big drive is the founding of Casey’s Kicks. This is an organization that was started after her step-brother Casey passed away in an unfortunate motorcycle accident in March of 2012. Casey’s mother, Angie Wilson wanted to start something in his memory. The whole family came together to brainstorm what would be fitting. They knew they wanted something he loved. Shoes!! He loved shoes! Alison recalls him shining his mining boots nightly. He constantly had clean tennis shoes on and would tell everyone to be careful not to get his “kicks” dirty. One time when he was in elementary school, he came home and told his father, Mike Drake, that there was a little boy at school whose shoes were falling apart and begged him to buy the little boy shoes. This was the starting point. The family knew what they wanted to focus on and all pitched in some money and donated it to the school for them to purchase shoes for a family in need. That was the first year, after that, Casey’s Kicks was established. Alison says, “What we discovered by doing this, was it helped our hurting hearts, and we wanted to keep giving back to our community. We decided to take a step further the following year, and turn it into an annual fundraiser. Casey’s birthday was August 12th. Our fundraiser is held on a weekend close to his birthday each year. It truly takes all of us to put this fun evening on! Casey’s mother, Angie, puts together the performance part, Beth Drake, prepares the food (which is always Italian, since it was Casey’s favorite), and I, along with some awesome and dedicated friends, pull together the silent auction/advertisement/dessert part of the fundraiser. I also total the pledges, and figure the monetary donations that are awarded to the schools. We have chosen to take the tragedy of Casey’s death and turn it into mercy, love, and compassion for others by spreading love and kindness through the donation of shoes, remembering him always.”


We are honored to recognize an extraordinary dedicated individual like Alison. CENTURY 21 Elite will continue to recognize relentless individuals like her in 2022. Nominate a relentless individual that gives their dedication, time, and expertise within the Wabash Valley community at https://www.terrehautehomes.com,https://www.century21sullivan.com/

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