Sun King Community Partner Spotlight: Child Advocates

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Child Advocates is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program appointed by the Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division, to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children. We fulfill our mission through advocacy, monitoring, evaluation, fact-finding and mediation. Volunteers assist our professional staff in each child’s case to ensure children do not get lost in the system, that their needs are met during the course of our involvement, and that a safe and permanent home is found for them as soon as possible. The volunteer’s input is not only invaluable in representing the child, but, without his/her involvement, the child has no one to advocate solely for his/her best interest in court.


Our court appointed special advocate volunteers act as fact-finders for judges, providing them with information on each child that they may not otherwise obtain. They gather educational, medical, and therapy records, and also review information from Court documents and social workers’ files. They speak with each child, as well as their family members, school officials, health care providers, and other professionals who are involved in the child’s life. Our volunteers use this information, as well as firsthand observations, to advocate for the child in Court and school, and in other aspects of their lives. Our role is to consider what is in the child’s best interest and to make certain that each child’s individual needs are met.

Child Advocates is appointed to every child abuse and neglect case in Marion County. Child Advocates represented 8,833 children in 2016, which is an increase of over 52% in the last two years.


The number of children who need a voice, a CASA volunteer, has never been greater.


If you are interested in learning how to become a volunteer, please visit us at or contact

Dionne Jones at (317) 493-2240.







Cooking with Sun King: St. Patrick's Day Beer Cocktails

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Sick of the same old green beer for St. Patrick's Day?  Look no more!  Impress your Irish guests with one of these Beer Cocktails featuring Sun King's Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Dry Stout.  You can purchase Ring of Dingle at your local grocery or liquor store in 6-pack 12oz cans or by stopping by one of our Sun King locations for a growler fill.



Ring of Dingle Martini

Servings: 2 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min




2 oz. Dark Rum

2 oz. Cold Brew Coffee

1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Creme de Cacao

6 oz. Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Stout




Pour all ingredients except beer into a Boston shaker with ice.  

Stir until chilled 12-15 times.

Strain into 2 martini glasses and top each with Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Stout.





Dingle Cream Soda

Servings: 2 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min




4 oz. Ginger Liqueur

4 oz. Vanilla Liqueur

3 oz. Club Soda

3 oz. Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Stout




Make sure all ingredients are chilled before preparing this drink.

Combine the ginger and vanilla liqueurs in a chilled pint glass.  Add club soda and stir gently.  Slowly pour Ring of Dingle into the glass, using the back of a spoon.



Boat Ride
Servings: 2 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min





6 oz. Ring of Ding Dry Irish-Style Stout

1 oz. Bourbon

1 oz. Amaro Liqueur

1/2 oz. Honey Syrup




Add bourbon, amaro, honey syrup, and 3 dashes of bitters to a shaker filled with ice.

Shake and strain into a chilled brandy snifter glass.

Garnish with an orange slice.


Sun King Community Partner Spotlight: Red Cross Month

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Across the country and around the world, the American Red Cross responds to disasters big and small. In fact, every eight minutes, the organization responds to a community disaster, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. The Red Cross collects nearly 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply; provides 24-hour support to military members, veterans and their families; teaches millions lifesaving skills, such as lifeguarding and CPR; and through its Restoring Family Links program, connects family members separated by crisis, conflict or migration. All of the inner workings of the Red Cross have a major impact on the fabric of society. So much so, that President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the first Presidential Proclamation of March as Red Cross Month in 1943.



Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” This month is used as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help us fulfill our mission. The American Red Cross has a long history of helping our neighbors in need. American Red Cross Monthisa special time to recognize and thank volunteers and donors who give their time and resources to help their community in state, throughout the country and across the globe.



The support and help of each donor and volunteer alike have remained invaluable, since the start of the Red Cross movement. Helping families find shelter after a home fire, giving blood to help trauma victims and cancer patients, delivering comfort items to military members in the hospital, using lifesaving skills to save someone from a heart attack and enabling children around the globe to be vaccinated against measles are important aspects of the Red Cross’ commitment to alleviating human suffering and promoting resiliency.


The American Red Cross will continue to applaud all those people who continue to help their neighbors when they need a helping hand.