Community briefs


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.

Parks summer job fair this week

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Parks and Recreation is hosting a seasonal summer job fair.

Open positions include lifeguards, concessions/admissions, maintenance, counselors and special event staff. The job fair will be two days, from 6 to 8 p.m. March 29 and March 31 at the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 N. Apple St., Greenfield. For more, visit

Free paper shredding available at GBC

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Banking Company has announced dates for its annual Community Shred Days.

The free, on-site shredding will be 9 a.m. to noon May 6 at the Fortville office; June 10 at the Cumberland office; and July 22 at the main office in Greenfield. The shredding is for paper documents only, and participants should limit paper shredding containers to a maximum of three tall kitchen trash bags (13 gallon). Be prepared to transfer shred documents from a vehicle to the shred truck attendant. Shredding services are provided by Stericycle/Shred-it.

Easter-themed diaper drive this Saturday

FORTVILLE – An Easter Bunny Diaper Drive is planned for April 1 in Fortville to gather donations for a local charity.

The event, 1-3 p.m. April 1 in Memorial Park, 400 W. Church St., Fortville, is sponsored by Holmes Family Insurance and includes a free picture with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg goodie bag. Participants are encouraged to bring a donation of diapers that will go to Hancock County families in need, through The Villages of Hancock County.