Club news: Local groups plan spring meetings, events


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Local DAR chapter hosts March meeting

KNIGHTSTOWN – A local family’s historic story and a donation of pins were discussed at a recent meeting of the Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The group met March 4 at Historic Knightstown Inc. A shadow box containing Janet Johnson’s DAR pins was presented to Historic Knightstown Inc.; Janet Johnson was a regent, treasurer and registrar. David Steele and Linda Glenn accepted the shadowbox on behalf of HKI; present at the event were Janet Johnson’s husband, Bob Johnson, and daughter Ellen Long, and family members Josh, John and Lydia Long and Steven Rech.

Also at the meeting, Brenda Cotton presented a Patriot Minute on Janet Johnson’s ancestor, Stephen Harding; the Harding family lived in Pennsylvania at the time of a Native American attack, in which two sons were killed.

Spring projects and activities were discussed, and several members were recognized for their DAR Service to America hours. A Vietnam War 50th Anniversary display was created by Denise Akers and Marianne Hughes; the display can be viewed at Historic Knightstown Inc.

Eight members of the chapter also attended a Central East district Grandmother’s Tea March 11 in Anderson.

Hip hop classes to benefit local organization

GREENFIELD – A new community hip hop class is starting up as a fundraiser for a local organization.

The Hancock County Fraternal Order of Police is hosting a hip hop class each Tuesday at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per class, with proceeds going toward the FOP kitchen remodeling fund.

The FOP is located at 400 E. Davis Road, Greenfield. For questions, text 317-258-7238.

Local Rotarians preparing for Gift of Life event

GREENFIELD – The Rotary Club of Greenfield is at work preparing for its 24th annual Gift of Life Auction.

The event raises funds to help medical missions to under-developed countries for children with life-threatening heart conditions. The missions also serve as training for local doctors and nurses, so they can conduct these surgeries on children.

The auction is scheduled for April 22 at the Community Life Center on East Washington Street. Early bird tickets starting at $60 are available at Live auction and silent auction items are also accepted for the event. Deadline for sponsorships and auction items is April 6.

For more on how to donate, contact Chantel Fowler, 317-462-2402 or stop by Miller’s Jewelry and speak with Sherry Haines.

Composting to be discussed at upcoming event

GREENFIELD – Discuss the benefits of composting at a free event hosted by the Hancock County Herb Society.

The society will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 6; member Marvin Mathews will discuss lessons and tips of composting. The program will be at Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen, located behind the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home, 250 W. Main St., Greenfield. Light refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more, call 317-326-2274 or visit facebook/HerbiesofHancockCounty.

Retired federal employees meeting set

The next meeting of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will be at 11 a.m. April 5 at the Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville. The NARFE Indiana Chapter 0813 chapter service officer is Richard Wagner; email [email protected] for more information.

Morristown Chamber to host casino event

MORRISTOWN– The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 14. Cost is $30 per person for members, $35 per person for non-members. The Casino Night will be at Roan Family Farm, 5827 N. 575 E. Shelbyville. Reserve a spot by April 5 to Elaine Goble Carlton, [email protected] or 765-763-6748. The event includes dinner by the Kopper Kettle.

The chamber is also seeking sponsors to help offset the cost of the event. Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $1,000, with donations over $350 including tickets to the banquet. They are also accepting donations of goods or services for the silent auction, raffle drawings or prizes. Mail donations to Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 476, Morristown, IN 46161 or visit for more information.