5 things to know for Friday in Indiana

Pizza Hut on Jackson Boulevard offers a former employee his job back after a national outcry, the Concord Mall is hosting a gingerbread house contest and three other stories to start your Friday in Indiana.

Posted on Nov. 28, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 28, 2013 at 4:05 p.m.

1. Pizza Hut offers to rehire manager fired after he refused to open store on Thanksgiving

After some corporate prompting, the Pizza Hut on Jackson Boulevard in Elkhart offered to rehire a manager who was fired after he refused to open the store for Thanksgiving.

The story, originally aired by WSBT 22, gained national attention as it highlighted the retail world's encroachment on the national holiday.

2. Gingerbread house decorating contest

Contestants can submit photos of their holiday gingerbread houses between Nov. 28 and Dec. 8. for a chance to win a $100 shopping spree at the Concord mall.

Voting will take place online from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16. To enter and see where to vote, click here.3. Woman convicted of dealing meth sentenced

A 54-year-old Elkhart woman who pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Judge Shewmaker suspended six of those years and Elizabeth Scarbrough will serve the remaining four years of her sentence at Elkhart County Community Corrections.

4. Thankful Four race raises more than $11,000 for charity

The 10th I'm Thankful Four race raised more than $11,000 for the Kelsey Mikel Memorial Foundation, created to give scholarships to students at NorthWood High School.

The race hit a record number of participants at 950, including 40 people running in a satellite race in Golden, Colo.

5. Concord High School marching band meets celebrities, tours New York after Thanksgiving day parade march

Despite chilly weather, the Concord High School marching band relished their 2-and-a-half mile march through New York City streets as they performed for millions in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The band marched next to the Sesame Street float, which also gave late night TV show host Jimmy Fallon and the band The Roots a lift during the parade.

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