Community briefs: Turkey Day benefit run planned

Bonnie Sue Baxter

GREENFIELD — A “Turkey Day 5K” scheduled for Thanksgiving morning will generate proceeds for the Hope House, Greenfield Main Street and local parks. The course starts and finishes in front of the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Building. The event encourages costumes; finishers medals are available for the first 500 that register. Cost ranges from $12 for youth to $25 for adults running a one-mile to $35 for adults doing the 5K. Registration fees also apply, and cost rises after Oct. 31. Visit

Sheriffs’ association accepting new members

GREENFIELD — Sheriff Brad Burkhart announced that Hancock County citizens who would like to join in the fight against crime are invited to become members of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association. The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association is a nonprofit, professional, educational and service organization dedicated to improving the Criminal Justice System through education, training, service and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Indiana.

The membership program was instituted to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support of crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, provide more and improved training for sheriffs and their personnel plus support summer youth camps and college scholarships. Visit to join.

Jazz fundraiser to benefit youth camp

GREENFIELD — A jazz event featuring dinner, drinks and entertainment is set for Nov. 5 at the lodge at Nameless Creek Youth Camp, 2675 S. 600E.

The “Fall That Jazz” fundraiser event, which benefits the camp, will be held 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. It will feature the Cool City Band and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at