School briefs


Meal assistance applications open

GREENFIELD – The meal assistance application for the 2022-23 school year is open now through the Greenfield-Central School Corporation.

Households are encouraged to apply before the start of the school year to avoid unpaid meal charges. Unlike the last two years where meals were provided for free to every student through a federal program, fees will return this year. School lunches at Greenfield-Central schools range from $2.95 to $3.05 per meal, with reduced and free lunches available. The link for assistance can be found at by searching Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation.

Clark named to president’s list

GREENFIELD – Greenfield resident Judy Clark was named to the Freed-Hardeman University president’s list. To earn the honor, students must be full-time and have a grade-point average of 4.0. Clark is earning a bachelor’s degree in social work.

FHU is a Christian university located in Henderson, Tenn.

Gala sponsorships available

GREENFIELD – sponsorship opportunities are available now for the Greenfield Central School Foundation’s Red Letter Gala.

The gala will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Adaggio’s, 599 W. Memory Lane, Greenfield.

Sponsorship levels for the event range from $250 to $6,000. Sponsorships must be received by Sept. 3 for inclusion in the program. Learn more at, call 317-477-4103 or email [email protected].

Floral centerpiece fundraiser planned

GREENFIELD – Create a floral centerpiece for a cause in a fundraiser this week for the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation.

An event is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Handmade Dwelling, 5987 N. 300W. The $30 event ticket includes a flower bar, snacks and more provided by Emily’s Backyard Blooms, a micro flower farm in Fortville.

To register, visit and search “Summer Centerpiece Fundraiser.”

Marching band to host garage sale event

FORTVILLE – The Mt. Vernon High School Marching Band will host a garage sale fundraiser 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 at the high school parking lot, 8112 N. 200 W., Fortville.

Vendors are being sought for the event. Spots are $25. Email [email protected] for more information.

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.

School assistance available for veteran families

INDIANAPOLIS – Assistance is available to veteran families for back-to-school supplies and other school-related expenses.

The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs announced earlier this month that the Family Relief Fund Operation Back to School program is now open for applicants. Indiana veteran families experiencing financial hardship may be eligible for up to $4,500 for each dependent for school-related items and needs.

Hoosier veteran families may apply for eligible dependents attending kindergarten to 12th grade (up to 18 years of age) and full-time college students (up to age 23) that live in the veteran’s home. Applicants must provide a DD-214, W-9, direct deposit form, proof of income, bank statement and proof of child’s residency. The program may only be used to provide services to veteran families experiencing financial hardship who reside in Indiana, have served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and hold a discharge form of a DD-214 or National Guard Bureau Form 22. Apply at by clicking on “Military Family Relief Fund.”