Community briefs


“Glow in the Park” scheduled

GREENFIELD – A slip and slide down the Riley Park sledding hill, glow sticks and a splash pad party are planned for this Saturday.

Glow in Riley Park is a free event hosted by Greenfield Parks and Recreation 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. No registration is required; all activities and giveaways are free. Children under 18 must have an adult sign a waiver at the slip and slide at the event.

The event is in honor of Park and Recreation Month.

Trivia event to benefit soup kitchen

GREENFIELD – A trivia event will benefit the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen July 23.

The event, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Elk’s Club with James Wood of Green Light Trivia, is $10 for admission. An optional dinner is provided by Greenfield Elks for $7 and the game starts at 6 p.m. The club is located at 820 S. State St., Greenfield. For more, email [email protected] or call 317-492-9900.

Tickets available for 13th annual Chocolate Walk

GREENFIELD – Tickets are on sale now for the Chocolate Walk in downtown Greenfield, hosted by the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 13th annual event, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, will feature samples from more than 20 vendors.

Presale tickets are $15 per person and can be found at For more information on becoming a vendor, email [email protected].

McCordsville Community Day planned

MCCORDSVILLE – The McCordsville Police Department and the Hancock County 911 Center will host Community Day 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at McCordsville Town Park.

The event will offer free food and games, K9 demonstrations, fire trucks, a monster truck and more. The event will also feature a food drive and participants are asked to bring non-perishable food donations. For updates, visit and search “Community Day 2022.”

Sister Cities to host 5K event

GREENFIELD –Sister Cities of Greenfield will host its 10th annual 5K Run/Walk Aug. 20.

The event begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 on the Pennsy Trail, starting at Sister Cities Park by the Greenfield Police Department.

Cost is $20 by registering by Aug. 6 and ensures a T-shirt. Cost is $25 after Aug. 7 with no T-shirt. The event includes timed results and a goodie bag. Sign up at

Rotary offers grant opportunity

GREENFIELD — The Rotary Club of Greenfield’s Steak ‘n Bake ‘n Raffle is back this year at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Sept. 17. Once again, it will have People’s Choice. Hancock County 501(c)3 organizations are encouraged to send a one-page summary of their mission statement, vision, impact and number of people served annually along with their 501(c)3 letter and most recent years’ financials to [email protected] no later than July 30 for consideration. Each nonprofit will be invited to give their elevator speech at the club meeting at noon Thursday, Aug. 4. Rotarians will vote for the top 10 (if less than 15 apply, all will be accepted). The top 10 nonprofits may then garner new dollars for the fundraiser beginning Sept. 1 culminating the night of the event. The top five organizations that bring in the most dollars will get to split the profits raised at the raffle. The remaining five will retain the dollars they raised.