TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A year long celebration going on in Terre Haute and across the nation.
The March of Dimes is celebrating their 75th anniversary.
The day started with Terre Haute mayor Duke Bennett reading a proclamation.
The March of Dimes is especially working to fight premature births.
Currently one in every eight babies is born preterm.
Officials say it'll be a challenge to get that number down, but they're used to fighting for good causes.
"If we can conquer polio which is how we started, then we can certainly in this generation conquer issues of premature birth," said Nikki Simpson from the March of Dimes.
If you'd like to get involved with the March of Dimes, call 812-234-2736 or click here.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
The Washington Police Department responded Friday around 2 a.m. to a complaint of a male subject being shot. The incident happened on Oak Grove Road in Washington near Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.