Sandy Allen fund

Dateline: Fri 22 Aug 2008

A scholarship fund in the name of world's tallest woman Sandy Allen, has been established by Rita Rose and Art and Nancy Baxter of Hawthorne Publishing.

Allen died Aug. 13. Rose, Allen's longtime friend and a former arts/entertainment reporter for the Indianapolis Star, has written a novel about Allen's life: "World's Tallest Woman: The Giantess of Shelbyville High,"

The Baxters are publishing Rose's book. They also published "Star in the Hoosier Sky" by Lawrence "Bo" Connor, and "Indiana Legends: Famous Hoosiers from Johnny Appleseed to David Letterman" by Nelson Price. Connor and Price are former newspapermen.

Donations to the scholarship fund, which benefits students at Shelbyville High School, Allen's alma mater, can be made by going to

Click on "online giving" then "honorary gifts," then fill in Sandy Allen Scholarship Fund in the appropriate box. Or, you can mail a

tax-deductible donation to: Blue River?Foundation, 54 W. Broadway

St., Suite 1, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Rose's book will be out in November. Book signings will be Nov. 1 at 3 Sisters Books in Shelbyville and Nov. 8 at Borders Merchants Pointe in Carmel.


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