Community briefs


Shoe drive now through March 31

GREENFIELD – A local mortuary is inviting the community to bring in new and gently used shoes to help those in need.

The annual Shoe the World Drive is hosted at Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield. Bring shoes to the mortuary now through March 31. The drive benefits Changing Footprints, a local organization that provides shoes to the community.

New Pal cemetery to undergo spring cleaning

NEW PALESTINE – Spring cleaning in the New Palestine Cemetery will begin March 20 and cemetery board members are asking to remove personal items and decorations from grave sites. Cemetery crews will remove and throw away all decorations left on grave sites beginning March 20. Call 317-953-1203 for questions.

Wellspring to offer new trauma group for men

GREENFIELD – A new group for men facing trauma is coming to Wellspring Center in April.

Breaking the Chains of Trauma is an eight-week group peer-led group for trauma-related issues. Trauma can pose some of the greatest stumbling blocks to recovery for offenders, mental health clients, substance abusers and individuals struggling with daily responsibilities, according to Wellspring. The group will help men work through issues of trauma and will meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday starting April 4. The agency already has a women’s group on the same topic.

To learn more about mental health groups, call Wellspring Center at 317-462-2015 or visit The center is located in Brandywine Community Church.

Local resident receives business award

NEW PALESTINE – New Palestine resident Tony Marichal was recently recognized for outstanding leadership by OneAmerica in the company’s ninth annual ASPIRE Awards gala at the Indiana History Center. ASPIRE stands for achievement, stewardship, partnership, integrity, responsiveness and excellence; Marichal was among 12 honorees that were chosen from 164 associates.

Marichal, vice president, enterprise call center of Enterprise Operations, has been at OneAmerica for five years. He received accolades for his work during the pandemic.


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