Community briefs for Oct. 2


New Cumberland Halloween event slated

CUMBERLAND – A new event hosted by the Cumberland Police Department is coming up this month. Cumberland Trail & Treat is set for 3-5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lions Park along the Buck Creek Trail Loop.

Admission is free for trick-or-treaters and four-legged friends to wander along the Buck Creek Trail adorned with decorations and treat spots hosted by local businesses and organizations. The best-decorated spot will be recognized; to learn more or apply to be a vendor, appy by Oct. 6 at

DR seeks Halloween events

HANCOCK COUNTY – The Daily Reporter is seeking community feedback on upcoming local fall and Halloween events.

Send flyers or photos about upcoming community Trunk or Treat events, costume parties and more to [email protected]. The event must be open to the general public and free or at a fundraiser rate for consideration in a community list of events.

Weed wrangle in Fortville coming up

FORTVILLE – A weed wrangle is coming up at the Vernon Township Community Gardens, helping rid the public space of invasive species.

Community volunteers are needed for the event at the Vernon Township Office, 602 Vitality Drive, Fortville from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 28.

Hosted by Purdue Extension of Hancock County, the group will focus on the invasive pear trees in the wet area and honeysuckle behind the building. Bring gloves, wear waterproof shoes since it may be wet, and dress for the weather. Other suggested items to bring: loppers, eye protection (some will be provided) and a small hatchet.

The mission is to increase knowledge and awareness about the threat that invasive plant species have on the local environment. Through this knowledge, the hope is to motivate everyone to take action to make their home landscapes a welcoming place for plants and animals that foster a healthier world. See more information at or

Registration is suggested at the Hello Hancock registration site, Call the Purdue Extension Hancock County Office at 317-462-1113 with any questions.