TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The hospice holiday celebration honored two individuals tonight at the Terre Haute Convention Center.

Troy and Bernice Helman were awarded the Chapman S. Root award. The award is presented to individuals whose generosity and leadership had helped the Wabash Valley.

Chief Executive of Hospice of the Wabash Valley Trudy Rupska said it’s a way to give back.

“To thank our community for what they do for us. You know we are a community based organization,” Rupska said. “We are supported by our community so nicely, so completely that it’s just a way to give back.

The Chapman S. Root Award was established in 1990 and named in honor of Chapman S. Root.