Community briefs: Sugar Creek Township to hold family event


NEW PALESTINE — Sugar Creek Township will hold a family-friendly open house at Fire Station 45 on Sept. 25.

The event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include firefighter demonstrations, antique fire truck rides, bounce houses, a junior firefighter combat challenge and giveaways of carbon monoxide detectors. People are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to help fill the local food pantry and get an extra chance at a door prize. The station is located at 3545 S. 600W., New Palestine.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Oct. 2 in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be in person this year, held Oct. 2 at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. There will also be an option to “walk from home” in local neighborhoods. As part of a partnership with the Indy Eleven this year, each pre-registered participant will receive a ticket to the game that evening. To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s event, visit

Registration open for spelling bee to benefit adult education

GREENFIELD — Teams may register now for the Hancock LINK Spelling Bee, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hancock County Public Library.

Hancock LINK (Leaders in Navigating Knowledge) has a mission to ensure unlimited postsecondary educational opportunities to adult learners in the county. The event is $100 per team to participate and there are also event sponsorship opportunities. All of the proceeds benefit the group’s client assistance program. LINK provides career counseling to anyone who needs it, as well as help to anyone navigating the process of taking a college class or returning to college full-time.

For questions, email [email protected]. Checks may be payable to Hancock LINK, 312 E. Main St., Suite A, Greenfield before Friday, Oct. 8.

Shrine Club to hold meal, meeting at FOP on Sept. 28

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Shrine Club’s meal and meeting will be held at the FOP at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. The meal, from Bluebird Restaurant, is $10 and reservations are required. RSVP to Randy Riley by Sept. 24, (317) 498-0806.

Several local businesses holding personal hygiene drives

GREENFIELD — Local businesses are holding collection drives for personal hygiene items to benefit Talitha Koum Recovery House and Mental Health Partners of Hancock County.

Inskeep Ford, Penny’s Florist Home Decor and More, and Miller’s Jewelry all have collection boxes and are accepting items through Oct. 12. Items accepted include toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, soap, deodorant, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, pens, notebooks, laundry soap, dish soap, and feminine products.

Fish fry event to be held Sept. 18 to benefit Octagon House

SHIRLEY — The Octagon House will hold a fundraiser fish fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Cost is $12 for a sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Individual food items are also available. Proceeds benefit the Octagon House Endowment. Tours are also available at the house, 400 S. Railroad St. Shirley.