Club news: Local groups host spring meetings, plan projects


Regreening Greenfield recently accepted a check from Y-Give, a youth philanthropy board of the Community Foundation of Hancock County.

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Retired teachers learn about HRH at meeting

GREENFIELD – Hancock County Retired Teachers heard updates on Hancock Regional Hospital at their March meeting.

The meet was at HRH where Steve Long, president and CEO, and Allyson Smith, executive director for the Hancock Health Foundation, were keynote speakers. Members received a complimentary lunch provided by the hospital.

Hancock County Retired Teachers meet the second Wednesday of March, May, September and November. All retired educators who live or work in Hancock County are welcome. For more information, email [email protected].

Seedling giveaway coming up

GREENFIELD – Regreening Greenfield recently accepted a $500 donation from Y-Give, a youth philanthropy board through the Community Foundation of Hancock County.

Regreening Greenfield is a volunteer organization that seeks to promote the planting of trees throughout the community.

Regreening Greenfield also recently announced plans for the annual seedling giveaway: at 9 a.m. April 20, local residents can pick up free seedlings of Red Pine, White Pine, Ninebark Sycamore, Red Oak, Shagbark Hickory and River Birch. Seedlings are available while supplies last; pickup is at the Hancock County Courthouse Plaza.

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Spring flower fundraiser underway

GREENFIELD – A spring flower sale is underway as a fundraiser promote speech and hearing programs and scholarships in Hancock County.

The Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi is selling flowers now through March 31.

Hanging baskets are $20 each or four-inch potted geraniums are $4 each. Hanging baskets are Geraniums (red ivy, pink or lavender), Impatiens (red, salmon, lavender or mixed) and Petunias. Potted plants are Geraniums in red, white, pink, lavender or salmon. To order, text Katie Ottinger at 317-318-8313.

Psi Iota Xi is a women’s philanthropic organization. Founded in 1897 in Muncie, there are chapters throughout the Midwest. For more information on joining, contact Deidre Low, chapter president, through direct message on Facebook @PIXUpsilon or email [email protected].

Real estate topic of April Chamber event

GREENFIELD – Learn about the current market of real estate and financial conditions in Hancock County in an upcoming meeting of the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2 at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield. Guest speakers are real estate agents James Abner, Anna Brennan and Hart Summeier; and banking/mortgage experts Mark Griffin, Jake Kersey and Sarah Riggs.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Reserve a spot by this Friday, March 29 at

Business women event April 23

GREENFIELD – Local business women are invited to an informational and enrollment event of the American Business Women’s Association.

The event will be from 6-8 p.m. April 23 at Hometown Classic Pizza, 1002 Main St., Greenfield. The event theme is “find unity in community” and members will share the ABWA experience for personal and professional growth. Pizza is provided; beverages available for purchase. Reserve a spot by April 9 to [email protected].

Clip-Clop Clovers host 4-H meeting

GREENFIELD — The Clip-Clop Clovers 4-H club met March 10 at the St. James Lutheran Church.

Demonstrations included the dangers of leaving out medicine (given by Lizie Chaffee) and woodworking a doll bunk bed (by Hunter Chaffee). Sadie, Hallie and Crosby Farmer gave a science demonstration on how to make bouncy balls. They also gave a health and safety report on how to care for rabbits.

The group’s next meeting is April 14.