Community briefs


American spirituals concert Sunday

GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Community Choir will perform “A Celebration of American Spirituals” in a free concert this month. The event is at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St., Greenfield. Learn more about the choir at

Veterans claims clinic coming up

NEW PALESTINE – A veterans claims clinic is coming up in the New Palestine area.

The event, hosted by American Legion Post 182, is open to all veterans regardless of membership status and county. Veterans and eligible family members wanting assistance filing claims or in need of benefit information are invited. Accredited veterans service officers will be available to file claim applications and answer questions. Those filing claims for the first time should bring a DD Form 214.

The event includes a free breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. Claims and benefit assistance is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is at American Legion Post 182, 3525 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield.

Roland named associate historian

GREENFIELD – Greg Roland has been appointed Associate Hancock County Historian.

Currently employed by the city of Greenfield’s engineering department, Roland is a past board member and president of the Hancock County Historical Society and a current member of the Riley Old Home Society. He’s the owner of the Hancock Athletic History website and has worked with Hancock County Historian Joe Skvarenina on many of his local books. He’s served on the committee for reconstruction of Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen and the downtown facade grant committee and maintains the Greenfield history section on the city website.

As associate historian, Roland will be working on a new Facebook page and online programs for the local county historian program.

Reptile, insect program Sunday

GREENFIELD – A local church is offering a reptile and insect program for children this Sunday, Oct. 15.

Greenfield Friends Meeting will have hands-on activities with reptiles and bugs presented by Jennifer Brokamp of Richmond. Brokamp works for Purina and has been rescuing/collecting animals for years. The event is at 10 a.m. at 323 Park Ave., Greenfield.

Culvers to host fundraiser from P.A.W.S.

GREENFIELD – A Dine to Donate event is coming up to benefit Partners in Animal Welfare Society.

Culvers will host the event from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24. A portion of sales supports P.A.W.S. To learn more about P.A.W.S. or to donate online, visit The restaurant is located at 1846 N. State St., Greenfield.

Blood drives coming up

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several mobile blood drives are coming up soon in Hancock County.

Blood drives during the final two weeks of October include: Oct. 14 at both branches of the Hancock County Public Library as well as Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine; Oct. 20 at Hancock Regional Hospital; Oct. 26 at Hancock County Wellness Center in McCordsville and Propportionair in McCordsville.

Visit for times or to schedule a donation; search by zip code.