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Here’s a look at local events with ties to Hancock County’s agricultural community.

4-H club collecting materials for recycled picnic tables

GREENFIELD – Plastic bottle caps, lids and monetary donations are being collected to create new picnic tables for the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

The Lucky Clovers 4-H Club is collecting items to recycle to create picnic tables. Donations will be accepted 4-5 p.m. May 22 at Hancock County Purdue Extension, 802 Apple St., Greenfield. Acceptable caps include milk jug, creamer, toothpaste, drink bottle, ketchup, baby food, apple sauce pouch, and shampoo. Acceptable lids include peanut butter, mayonnaise, ice cream bucket, cottage cheese, yogurt and more.

Brandywine’s Best chooses leaders

GREENFIELD – The Brandywine’s Best 4-H Club met April 3 at Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church in Greenfield.

Officers for the 2022 year were elected with Emily Schafer, president; Reese Hill, vice president; Hadley Hill, secretary; Adalynn Eakin, devotions leader; Evelyn Hobbs, health and safety leader; and Raven Bates and Robert Schafer as recreation leaders.

Reese and Hadley Hill demonstrated how to make a 4-H poster. Heather Hill, club leader, gave an overview of the upcoming 4-H year with dates and details for the local club as well as county activities and projects.

Fair scheduled for June 17-24

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County 4-H Fair will be June 17-24. Visit yourhancockcfairgrounds.com/4-h-fair for a list of 10-year 4-H members for 2022, carnival pricing information and preliminary information on the queen pageant. Visit facebook.com/HancockCountyFairgrounds for a preliminary schedule of the fair and more updates.

Orchard to host preschool events

GREENFIELD – Tuttle Orchards recently announced a new set of preschool play dates at the orchard this summer called Play, Grow and Learn. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, the orchard will host a themed story time or activity each Wednesday. The $10 per child ticket includes the activity plus Tractor Town playground access. Topics range from strawberries to ladybugs to caterpillars and more. Parents and children 1 and younger may attend for free; older siblings may attend for the cost of a ticket. Visit www.indianapolisorchard.com to learn more. The orchard is located at 5717 N. 300W., Greenfield.

Food preservation class scheduled

GREENFIELD – A class on food preservation is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Sarah Burke Exhibit Hall of the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St., Greenfield. Cost is $60 and registration is required. Visit extension.purdue.edu/hancock or call 317-462-1113 for details.

“I Can” workshops still available

GREENFIELD – There’s still room available to attend the final two classes of “I Can” workshops sponsored by Hancock County Extension Homemakers and Love in the Name of Christ. The free workshops are at 6 p.m. May 17 with the topic of finances, and 6 p.m. May 24 with the subject of garden to table. Both workshops are at the Purdue Extension Hancock County office, 972 E. Park Ave., Greenfield. Registration is required at 317-468-6300 or [email protected]

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