L.N. "Pete Thorn Award

"The L.N. "Pete" Thorn Award is given by the Rotary Club of Warsaw, Indiana to the man or woman who best exemplifies the high qualities and principles of Pete Thorn, as to dedication to goals, citizenship, concern for youth, excellence in sportsmanship and Service Above Self"

A bust of Lee Norman "Pete" Thorn is housed in the Baker Youth Club in Warsaw.

The statue was sculpted by Fred W. Olds, commissioned by the Warsaw Rotary Club who unveiled the work on June 24, 1980.

RECIPIENTS OF THE THORN AWARD

1981 - Louis H. Breading

1982 - N. Bruce "Angels" Howe

1983 - Howard Levin

1984 - Robert Litchtenwalter

1985 - Wallace D. Johnson

1986 - Jesse E. Eshbach II

1987 - Robert "Bob" Richmond

1988 - C.E. "Gordy" Bumbaugh

1989 - Terry Klondaris

1990 - Cindy Ross Knepper

1991 - Award Not Presented

1992 - Sara Lee Levin

1993 - Steven P. Grossnickle, MD

1994 - Robert "Bob" Gast

1995 - Rex L. Reed

1996 - Connie Rufenbarger

1997 - Charles E. Bertsch

1998 - Dr. Russell L. Heyde

1999 - John R. Hall

2000 - Ken "Hawkeye" Locke

2001 - Lee A. Harman

2002 - Richard "Dick" McCleary

2003 - Marge W. Gast

2004 - Alan Alderfer

2005 - James C. Kessler

2006 - David K. Hamrick

2007 - Stephanie Overbey

2008 - Max Courtney

2009 - Scott H. Wiley

2010 - Award Not Presented

2011 - Douglas Ogle

2012 - Alec McPherson

2013 - John "Jack" Anglin

2014 - John Hand

2015 - Darla McCammon

2016 - Steve Ailes