School briefs


“The Goose is Loose” puppet show will come to the Hancock County Public Library March 23

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Family puppet show at HCPL March 23

GREENFIELD – “The Goose is Loose” puppet show will be at the Hancock County Public Library at 10:30 a.m. March 23.

The performance by MellyPop! Productions is a fresh take on a classic fairy tale as told by two fairies, Pickle and Cookie. The library is located at 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Register at or call 317-462-5141 ext. 238.

High schools to offer swim lessons for children

HANCOCK COUNTY – Local high schools are offering spring swim lessons.

Eastern Hancock High School’s swim lessons begin April 3 with Monday or Wednesday classes at a cost of $35 per month. Visit for details.

Greenfield-Central High School’s swim school also begins April 3. Cost is $125 for six, 30-minute private sessions. Visit to register or email [email protected].

Summer camp signups open

NEW PALESTINE – Registration is now open for Southern Hancock’s summer enrichment programs for children.

The school corporation is offering 18 unique learning opportunities in a variety of subjects this June and July. Topics include Camp Invention for science and technology; a Magic Tree House book and building course; a summer space camp; kindergarten readiness; cooking camp; bookmaking and more.

Find the brochure by clicking the link through

Foundation seeks hall of fame nominations

GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Central School Foundation is seeking nominations for deserving alumni to be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

Criteria includes a person who is a G-CHS graduate who has been out of school at least 10 years (or Hancock Central, Eden, Maxwell or Greenfield High School graduate); has a special achievement within the nominee’s profession; has received honors, awards or other recognitions; has demonstrated community service; and has made meritorious contributions to society in general.

The deadline for nominations is May 1. Inductions will be made at the Red Letter Gala this September. Visit for more information and to complete a nomination form.

New homeschool curriculum sale this spring

GREENFIELD – A new event for Hancock County’s homeschool community is coming up, featuring curriculum and food for purchase.

The Hancock County Homeschool Curriculum Sale, hosted by a local American Heritage Girls troop, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 E. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Sellers retain 100% of their sales with no consignment; vendors are welcome to reserve a table for their business or organization. Lunch and bake sale items will be available for purchase. For more information or to reserve a table, email [email protected].

Casino event set for NPEF

NEW PALESTINE – The New Palestine Education Foundation will host a gala and auction to raise funds for the organization and classroom projects. Casino Royale will take place April 14 at Adaggios Banquet and Conference Center, 5999 W. Memory Lane, Greenfield.

The event will include cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, casino games, auction items, luxury packages, gift cards and more. For updates, visit or email [email protected].

MV gala coming up

FORTVILLE – The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation’s annual Black and Gold Gala is coming up to raise funds for local teachers and special projects, as well as to honor distinguished teachers and staff.

The event is at 6 p.m. April 1 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 Washington St., Indianapolis. Cost is $99 per person. For tickets, visit or call 317-485-3100.