Community briefs


New Pal light tour coming up

NEW PALESTINE – New Palestine businesses and homes with Christmas lights are invited to join the fourth annual Bob Kingry Light the Night Tour of Lights.

The New Pal Chamber of Commerce and New Palestine Main Street are sponsoring tour, which will include a map of participants Dec. 10. Registration is required by Dec. 5. To learn more, email [email protected] or call 317-861-2345.

Libraries to host holiday events

HANCOCK COUNTY – Jingle John will make his annual return to the Hancock County Public Library in December, and several other holiday-themed events are lined up at local libraries.

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve, starring Jingle John the Elf, brings live reindeer and other arctic animals to the Sugar Creek branch of the Hancock County Public Library Dec. 19 and the main branch in Greenfield Dec. 20. Registration is required at

Other family holiday events include a Grinch movie night at the Sugar Creek branch Dec. 12; gingerbread crafts in Greenfield Dec. 1 and ornament crafts Dec. 7.

Adult programs in December include “A Classic Hollywood Christmas” Dec. 8 where participants will learn from a film historian; “Soulful Journeys of Women”” in a theatrical account on Madam C.J. Walker Dec. 15; and a saxophone quartet concert Dec. 19. Visit for times, details and registration.

In Fortville, a holiday card-making workshop is scheduled for Nov. 30 at the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library. The Holly Jolly Holiday Party will be Dec. 8 at the Fortville Community Center, and cookie decorating will be at the library Dec. 13. For details, visit

DR to publish holiday events

GREENFIELD – The Daily Reporter is seeking information on upcoming holiday events and festivities in Hancock County.

Nonprofit organizations, schools and churches are welcome to submit their community events to [email protected] for listings in upcoming editions.