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.

Local sorority offering scholarships

GREENFIELD – The Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi is accepting applications for its annual scholarship award. The scholarship is $1,000, with $500 awarded upon receipt and a second $500 installment awarded upon successful completion of the fall semester with at least a 2.0 grade point average. The deadline is April 7.

New in 2023, the scholarship qualifications will be expanded. As in previous years, applicants may be graduating students of Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central or New Palestine high schools. This year the application is also open to current college students with a permanent residence in Hancock County.

Applicants must also be pursuing or planning to pursue a four-year degree in the area of art, literature, music, or speech and hearing. Selection criteria will be based upon strength of application, essay, and a personal interview with members of the Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi.

Interested applicants can get an application from their high school guidance office or online at Applications can be returned to their high school guidance office or submitted via email to [email protected]. Questions can be directed to Laura Fletcher at [email protected].

Bowling fundraiser coming up

GREENFIELD – The community is invited to a “Bowl for Greenfield-Central Students” event.

The Greenfield Central School Foundation is hosting the event from 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 8 at Strike Force Lanes, 1539 W. Main St., Greenfield. There will be face painting, balloon animals, a photo booth and silent auction. The school classroom with the greatest attendance receives a pizza party and the teacher receives a $50 Amazon gift card. Participants are encouraged to bring their Kroger Rewards card to enter for other prizes, and all G-C students will receive a free coupon for a return visit game of bowling.

Cost is $12 per person. Lane sponsorships are $150 per lane. For more, visit