GARY | October 15, 2012, was officially proclaimed “Gabrielle Douglas Day” in the city of Gary, Indiana by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. The Olympic gold-winning gymnast was joined by her mother Natalie Hawkins, grandfather Theodore Hawkins and a host of family and friends at a luncheon hosted…
Students gather outside the venue to get a glimpse and possible photo of Gabrielle Douglas as the Olympic gold medalist visits the Indiana University Northwest campus on Monday.
Gabrielle Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins listen to speakers at a luncheon as the Olympic gold medalist visits the Indiana University Northwest campus on Monday.
Gabrielle Douglas has a laugh as Robert Brown, a Calumet High School senior and event MC, straightens his tie for a photo with the Olympic gold medalist.
GARY | When the world caught its first glimpse of Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas at the London Games, I wonder how many were thinking "stage mom."
GARY | Gabrielle Douglas talks to a crowd gathered for a tribute dinner for her at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary on Monday, October 15, 2012.
GARY | Gabrielle Douglas poses with her gold medals with Master of Ceremony Charles Hughes, right, and Pastor Dwight A. Gardner after a tribute dinner for her at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary on Monday, October 15, 2012.
The city of Gary and her family welcomed the return of Olympic gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins. Additional images by Associated Press.
GARY | The white Hummer limo, with a police escort, pulled up to the Genesis Convention Center on Monday.
GARY | Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas greeted Gary high schoolers Monday with words of advice.
GARY | Gary Chamber of Commerce will host a special evening Oct. 15 honoring the 2012 women’s gymnastics Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas.
GARY | The Gary Chamber of Commerce invites you to a special evening honoring the 2012 Women’s Gymnastics Olympic gold medalist, Gabrielle Douglas.
Chuck Hughes knows a lot of people. It's his job as executive director of the Gary Chamber of Commerce, an organization in dire need of feel-good stories.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council on Tuesday approved across-the-board 3 percent pay raises for the Lake County Highway Department.
The family of gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, gathered in Gary to watch her historic victory in the all-around competition. Photos by Associated Press.
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