Community briefs


Scholarship applications available

GREENFIELD – Scholarship applications for high school seniors and current college students are available through the Community Foundation of Hancock County.

The traditional scholarship cycle application will be open until Feb. 3, 2023.

There will be an additional cycle for graduating high school seniors pursuing a trade or technology degree that will open Feb. 6 through April 14. There are also scholarships for those pursuing trade or technology training in the traditional scholarship cycle.

Information on scholarship opportunities can be found at There are also comprehensive scholarship guidebooks available at each public high school guidance office and at both locations of the Hancock County Public Library Library, as well as the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library, the Hancock County Purdue Extension Office, WorkOne, The Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County, and The Landing.

CASA seeks volunteers for children,

HANCOCK COUNTY – Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hancock County is seeking volunteers.

A CASA volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a child in court. Training for the program is free. To learn more, visit, email [email protected] or call 317-477-1304.

Wellspring offers support, mental health groups

GREENFIELD – Wellspring Center will offer a Breaking the Chains of Trauma group starting Feb. 7, along with several other ongoing groups and resources for whole health and mental health.

Breaking the Chains of Trauma, a women’s group, will assist those with trauma-related issues. A similar men’s group begins April 4. Groups meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids start Feb. 7, offering families resources to get through the emotional turmoil of divorce or separation..

Family Grace, Living Grace, Power Up and Redefine Grace groups also meet Tuesday evenings, and while those groups have already begun meeting people may step in to join at any time. Family Grace is a 15-week peer-led group that helps people care for their physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs; it’s for those caring for someone living with mental health difficulty or disorder, such as depression, anxiety and addiction. Living Grace is a group for those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. Power Up is a group for children ages 9-12 to help alleviate the stress and challenges kids and parents face. Redefine Grace is a 10-week small group for 13 to 18-year-olds; it’s a resource providing simple, innovative mental health solutions.

Sessions are at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield. For more, visit, call 317-462-2015 or email [email protected].

Summer camp registration opens Feb. 1

GREENFIELD – Registration opens Feb. 1 for the 2023 Kids Kamp, featuring eight weeks of programming through Greenfield Parks and Recreation.

The camp, hosted in the Patricia Elmore Center of Riley Park, 280 N. Apple St., features weekly field trips, art, sports, music, science activities, water games and pool visits. It’s for children ages 6-12. Dates are June 5-July 28 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday.

Cost is $100 per child, per week for Greenfield residents; $110 for non-residents. Non-refundable fees due at registration are $55 for registration and $60 for field trips. For more, visit