Fun time: Children who participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County after-school program line up before heading outside for activities. The nonprofit agency, founded in 1938, is marking its 75th year on Friday with a homecoming of sorts: Alumni from over the years will look back on how the club shaped their lives. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Though online auctions weren’t on anyone’s radar in 1938, it’s part of the current landscape for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County as it celebrates its 75th anniversary with auctions, a dinner and remembrances.
Opening its doors on May 27, 1938, and originally called the Riley Foundation for Youth, the club was one of the first such initiatives in central Indiana.
To chronicle its history and as part of the club’s celebration of 75 years serving Hancock County kids and families, the club will have its Diamond Jubilee dinner this Friday at the Community Life Center at Washington Park East, 10612 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis. The evening will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. Reservations are still being accepted.