Community briefs


DR seeks pet photos

GREENFIELD – The Daily Reporter is seeking photos of local pets in the community. Cats, dogs, farm friends and more will be highlighted in a page featuring news and health information about animals. To share a photo, email [email protected] with “Pet page” in the subject line. Include your name, your pet’s name, and a brief description of your pet and why he or she is a special member of the family.

Community blood drive this Saturday

FORTVILLE – Vernon Township Fire Department will host a community blood drive 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

The drive comes at a time when Versiti Blood Center of Indiana has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations as communities throughout the state face a potential crisis. There was a significant decline in donations during the holiday season and the downward trend continues through the new year.

The blood drive will be hosted in a Bloodmobile at 600 Vitality Drive, Fortville. Sign up or find other local drives at

Farmer luncheon scheduled

GREENFIELD – A Winter Farmer Luncheon is set for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, with guest speakers on the global supply chain, regulations, inventory and more.

The event will be at NineStarConnect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield. Speakers are Matthew Seibel and Lais McCartney.

Call to register by Feb. 1 at 317-462-1113. Cost is a $10 PARP credit; lunch will be served.

Baseball film to celebrate Carl Erskine, Special Olympics

GREENFIELD – A screening of “The Best We’ve Got: The Carl Erskine Story” is scheduled for March 2 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts.

The event is sponsored by Special Olympics of Hancock County.

Special Olympics of Indiana has teamed up with Hoosier filmmaker Ted Green to share the life story of Indiana native Carl Erskine, who “had an immeasurable impact on Special Olympics,” according to the organization. The film highlights Erskine’s life as an advocate of acceptance and inclusion, his storied baseball career and his important role as a parent to a son with Down syndrome.

Tickets are $5; a trailer for the film and tickets are on sale through Eventbrite at


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