Community briefs: Santa replying to children’s letters

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GREENFIELD — Children can get a response from Santa if they mail a letter in one of Greenfield’s special mailboxes. The Greenfield Parks Department is helping “deliver” letters to the North Pole. If children send a letter to Santa and include a self-addressed stamped envelope with it, they’ll eventually get a letter back from Santa in their own mailbox. Letters must be marked with “Santa, North Pole” and dropped into the Christmas mailbox either on the courthouse plaza or the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 N. Apple St.., between Dec. 4 and Dec. 15.

Winter clothing drive for Afghan refugees

GREENFIELD — A new winter clothing drive to support Afghan refugees at Camp Atterbury is being held by the Greenfield-Central High School JAG Career Association. Boots, coats, gloves, hats and scarves of all sizes are being collected. Of special need are all youth sizes, adult small and adult medium. Donations are being collected until Nov. 30 and may be dropped off at the Hancock County Public Library, Work One, Casey’s General Store, Greenfield Banking Company (main office or downtown Greenfield). For more information, email Darren Turner, daturner@gcsc.k12.in.us.

Shrine Club gathering planned

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Shrine Club’s officer installation and Christmas Party will be held at the Bluebird Restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Social time is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $16.95 and includes the meal and tip. RSVP to Randy Riley texting or calling (317) 498-0806 by Friday, Nov. 26.

Homemakers selling cookbooks, collecting auction items

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Extension Homemakers are collecting items for the group’s annual silent auction in December. Gift cards, gift baskets or items to bid on are being accepted through Dec. 12. The group is also selling the Homemade Hometown Favorites Cookbook for $10; proceeds benefit local organizations. For information on the cookbook or to donate items to the auction, call Margie Clark at (317) 498-1549 or drop off items to the Hancock County Purdue Extension office, 802 Apple St., Greenfield.

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