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Editor’s note: The Daily Reporter will occasionally feature updates from local clubs and social circles. To share photos, news and announcements from your club, email [email protected].

High school volunteers looking to serve

FORTVILLE – Organizations that need help are encouraged to reach out to the Mt. Vernon High School Community Service Club.

The club is looking for volunteer opportunities, to be done by individuals or groups. Email Joe Anderson, [email protected], or Joana Goff, [email protected].

Friends of the Library to host book sale

GREENFIELD – Friends of the Library will host a book sale in March, raising money for concerts, children’s performers and special projects at the Hancock County Public Library.

A Friends members-only sale is March 7. The sale is open to the public March 8-11 at the central branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.

Most hardbacks are $1, paperbacks are 50 cents. Children’s books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks are $1.

Friends of the Library is also seeking new members and volunteers that would like to assist with supporting the HCPL. Membership forms are available at the Friends Book Store in Greenfield and New Palestine. It is also available to download from the library’s website https://hcplibrary.org/about/friends.htm.

Retired teachers meeting March 13

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will have a meeting and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13.

The event will be at the Sue Wortman Cancer Center conference room at Hancock Regional Hospital, where program presenters will be Steve Long, CEO of the hospital, and Allyson Smith, director of the Hancock Health Foundation.

Any retired teacher who has retired from Hancock County schools or currently resides in Hancock County is invited. Send in a reservation to [email protected] or text 317-332-2744. Lunch will be provided following the meeting to those who have made a reservation.

Psi Iota Xi to award scholarship

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 GPA. The deadline to apply is April 5.

Applicants may be graduating students of Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, or New Palestine high schools or 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 areas 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 bit.ly/PIX2024app. 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].

Psi Iota Xi, founded in 1897 in Muncie, Ind., is a women’s philanthropic organization with chapters throughout the midwestern United States.

Business networking event March 6

GREENFIELD – An upcoming event is designed to bring together small business owners, professionals and community leaders in a networking experience.

“Connect the Community” will be hosted by Rotary District 6560 in collaboration with INSPIREsmall.biz, a small business community.

The event will be from 3-6 p.m. March 6 at the Community Foundation of Hancock County, 971 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield. The event will include networking, door prizes, appetizers and a cash bar. Attendance is free and open to small business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders. Register and learn more at INSPIREsmall.biz/connectthecommunity.

NARFE to host meeting

RUSHVILLE – The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association is coming up at 11 a.m. March 6.

The meeting is at Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville. For questions, email [email protected].