Cancer agency receives Komen grant

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Komen gives grant to Little Red Door group

HANCOCK COUNTY — Little Red Door Cancer Agency recently received $190,278 from Susan G. Komen Central Indiana.

Little Red Door is an Indianapolis-based organization that provides a variety of services to central Indiana residents with cancer. The organization has received more than $1.8 million from Komen in previous grant cycles.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency will use Komen grant dollars to provide services like education, early detection, treatment and survivorship support.

PAWS to offer low-cost spay/neuter service

HANCOCK COUNTY — Partners for Animal Welfare Society is offering residents of Hancock County and surrounding areas a low cost alternative to getting cats and dogs spayed/neutered for as little as $5 per cat through the P.A.W.S. $5/$10/$15 Feline Fix program.

Bring in 1-4 cats and the cost is $15 per cat. For 5-8 cats, the cost is $10 per cat. For 9 or more cats, the cost is only $5 per cat. Each cat is spayed/neutered, given a three year rabies vaccine and treated for fleas. Any healthy cat or kitten that weighs at least 3 pounds qualifies. Feral (wild) cats are welcome.

The cost for a dog to be spayed or neutered ranges from $40-$80, depending on the size of the dog. Reservations are required. To reserve an appointment, email or call the P.A.W.S. office at 317-318-9483.

Restaurants to conduct benefits for FUSE

HANCOCK COUNTY — Arby’s and McDonalds restaurants in Greenfield and New Palestine will host fundraiser nights for Families United for Support and Encouragement.

The first will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Greenfield Arby’s, 1705 N. State St., and will include dine in, drive through and carry out with the flyer.

The second will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the McDonald’s in New Palestine, 5122 W. Hwy 52. 10 percent of dine in, drive through and carry out sales will be donated to FUSE.

To print the flyer or for more information about FUSE, visit or call 317-462-9064.

Bicentennial committee seeks ideas from public

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Hancock County Bicentennial Committee encourages the public to attend informational sessions regarding the county’s bicentennial celebration this year, including a county-wide torch relay and celebration on Oct. 15.

Community members are invited to come out to hear about the plans underway for the county-wide torch relay and bicentennial celebration, to be held 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

The celebration will feature food, music and hands-on displays. Communities and organizations are asked to register for a free booth to illustrate their own unique history. Public input and volunteers are being sought to make this event a success.

Meetings will be held at the following times:

•6:30 to 8 p.m. June 21, Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield

•6:30 to 8 p.m. July 13, New Palestine History Museum, 11 E. Main St., New Palestine

•6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library, 625 E. Broadway St., Fortville

•6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or