Community briefs


Students performed in June 2023 with Hancock County Children’s Theater. Applications for this year’s program are now available.

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Children’s theater applications available

GREENFIELD – Applications are available now for this summer’s Hancock County Children’s Theater.

Children currently in grades 4-8 interested in acting, singing, dancing, art or theater tech are encouraged to apply. The summer program runs June 3-29 at Greenfield-Central High School; this year’s production is “Wagon Wheels West.”

Visit to apply; for more information, contact Pam Johnson, [email protected]. Registration deadline is this Friday.

Trivia night to benefit EH Education Foundation

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Eastern Hancock Education Foundation will host a trivia night, and the winning team gets to choose a teacher to receive a classroom grant worth up to $500.

The event is at 6 p.m. March 8. Teams of six to eight people are encouraged; the $40 per person ticket includes dinner. The event will be at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Visit the corporation’s Facebook site for registration.

Summer jobs available through parks

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Parks and Recreation is hiring for seasonal positions now.

Lifeguards, admissions/concessions employees, children’s camp counselors and seasonal maintenance positions are available. Apply at

Open interviews are 9 a.m. to noon March 9 at the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 Apple St., Greenfield.

Forestry theme of upcoming event

GREENFIELD – Learn about the history of Indiana’s forests in an upcoming event.

The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 70th annual meeting at 6 p.m. March 14. The event is in conjunction with the Hancock County Master Gardener Association’s Green Thumb Events and will be at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield.

Keynote speakers are foresters Brian Gandy and Michael Bane and several demonstrations will be given. The free event includes dinner.

Reservations are required by this Friday, March 8 to [email protected] or by calling 317-468-7586 or 317-462-2283 ext. 3.

Egg hunt for all abilities March 16

GREENFIELD – An Inclusive Egg Hunt is coming up at 10:30 a.m. March 16 for all ages and abilities.

Families United for Support and Encouragement will host the event at a new location this year, the Greenfield Central Junior High School, 1440 N. Franklin St., Greenfield. The free event will be in the school’s gym. Registration is encouraged; visit or for details.

Blood drive in memory of Brynnley

GREENFIELD – The LiveLikeB Foundation will host a blood drive this Saturday in memory of Brynnley Niederhaus.

Brynnley, age 6, died in 2021 having had a rare, inoperable cancerous brain tumor. The LiveLikeB Foundation was established in January 2022 by her parents Scott and Kristyn Niederhaus in honor of Brynnley to spread awareness for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and childhood cancer. Cancer and cancer treatments can put patients at risk for low blood cell and platelet counts; blood and platelet transfusions can enable patients to receive critical treatments needed to fight and survive cancer.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield.