Community briefs


Host families needed for foreign exchange students

HANCOCK COUNTY – Volunteer host families are being sought for foreign exchange students coming to Hancock County for the 2022-2023 school year.

Mitten Ties, a regional team of the Council for Educational Travel USA, is seeking families with or without children at home to host students. Hosts must be at least 25 years old, complete a free background check, and are expected to treat exchange students as one of their own children with a bed, food and general travel to and from school and activities. Programs are for 5 or 10 months. For more information, contact Diane Yows, 317-523-8399 or [email protected].

Mt. Vernon High School is also seeking host families. Students will be arriving from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Brazil. Those interested may contact [email protected].

Path to Fitness event scheduled

MCCORDSVILLE – The McCordsville Path to Fitness 5K event will be at 8 a.m. Aug. 13 starting at Hancock County Wellness Center, 8505 N. Clear View Drive, McCordsville.

The eighth annual run/walk event requires registration by July 29. Visit or search “McCordsville Path to Fitness 5K” on Facebook for details.

Community shred days scheduled

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Banking Company continues to host community shred days through October at several banking locations.

Free, on-site shredding will be 9 a.m. to noon at least one Saturday a month, including July 23 at the Fortville office; Sept. 17 at the New Palestine office; and Oct. 1 at the main office in Greenfield.

The service is for paper documents only and people are asked to limit documents to a maximum of three tall kitchen trash bags (13 gallon size). Services are provided by Stericycle Shred-it; participants must remove documents from their own vehicles to hand to an attendant at a shred truck.

Tactical team to host golf fundraiser

KNIGHTSTOWN– The Hancock County Joint Tactical Team will host its 2022 golf tournament fundraiser at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Royal Hylands Golf Club, 7629 S. Greensboro Pike, Knightstown.

Cost is $240 per team and $100 hole sponsorships are available, as well as monetary or non-monetary donations. Prizes will be given to winning teams and other raffle items are available at the event.

The event raises funds for equipment and training. Contact Justin Jackson, 317-498-0660, for registration.

Brandywine Wind to host patriotic concert

GREENFIELD – Brandywine Wind will present a “Happy Birthday America” concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. The free event will be at Riley Park by the shelter.

Children’s meal program continues through July 22

GREENFIELD – Free meals for children ages 18 and younger are available at several Greenfield sites this summer.

The program, through Greenfield-Central schools, is available weekdays through July 22. Sites include Greenfield-Central High School, 810 N. Broadway St. (door 14), breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central Junior High School, 1440 N. Franklin St. (door 11), breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to noon; Greenfield Intermediate School 204 W. Park Ave. (door 3), breakfast 8-9 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and the Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center, 300 Apple St., lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. Meals are available to all children regardless of school district they attend, even those too young to attend school. Meals must be consumed on-site.

Meals are also being offered to students that are taking part in the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County and Kids Kamp at Greenfield Parks, but those sites are closed to program members only.