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].

Square dance clubs celebrate beginners

CUMBERLAND — Riley Wranglers and Swingin’ Singles square dance clubs worked together this year to give beginning square dance lessons. Five students were honored at their graduation ceremony and party recently.

Graduates were Carla Weber, Art Alexander, Donna Sartini, Janet Wilzbacher and Bob Cook.

For information about upcoming square dance lessons, contact [email protected].

Country Kritters plan for upcoming fair dates, more

GREENFIELD – The Country Kritters 4-H Club met March 11. Topics of discussion included allergies; owl pellets; grit and grace; and upcoming fair dates. There were 53 members present; Emily Grant is president of the group and Vickie Ramsey and Cathie Kirtley are club leaders. The group meets again at 6 p.m. April 17.

DAR plans several spring projects

 Knightstown’s Daughters of the American Revolution planned several spring events at their April meeting. Submitted photo

KNIGHTSTOWN – The Knightstown chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted an April meeting recently and discussed several projects.

The Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter of the DAR discussed scholarship applications; Month of the Military Child; and a March 30 event in which several Vietnam veterans were greeted at Henry County’s Veterans Museum in Memorial Park. Veterans were presented with the book “A Time to Honor: Stories of duty and Sacrifice.”

Members shared memories and historical stories as well: Dianne Taylor and Peggie Queener shared about their fathers serving in World War II and their memories as children. Lori Pierce shared about her ancestor, William Benjamin May, who lived from 1746-1781 and was killed during the Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina.

A community service project this month was treats and books for the libraries in Knightstown, New Castle, Carthage, Spiceland and Middletown.

The chapter’s next meeting will be May 4 at Memorial Park, where they will dedicate a Liberty Tree in honor of America 250 and the 35 Revolutionary War veterans buried in Henry County.

Annual spring plant sale coming up

GREENFIELD – A spring plant sale is coming to the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

The Hancock County Master Gardeners and Hancock County Herb Society annual sale is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the 4-H Show Arena, 620 N. Apple St., Greenfield.

Pre-orders are April 23-30; for more, visit hancockmga.com.

Tri Kappa hosts first Irish-themed trivia night

KNIGHTSTOWN – Tri Kappa in Knightstown had its first Trivia Night at Boondocks Barn and Lodge March 16.

The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Tri Kappa raised money for its grant fund and the Knightstown community. There were six community sponsors for the event and more than 25 table sponsors.

The Irish-themed event was nearly sold out. The emcee was Shannon Cagle Dawson , who has a background in Indianapolis broadcasting. Highlights from the event included crowds in themed trivia shirts; a reverse raffle and more. The team named Frito Banditos were the winners and received a cash prize, their name on a trophy and bragging rights until next year’s event.

In 2023, the chapter awarded $5,000 to three local nonprofits through the grant program. The alpha Zeta chapter has provided philanthropic support to the community since 1908 and will continue to partner with local businesses in the future. The next trivia night is already scheduled for March 15, 2025.

 A team named Frito Banditos won the inaugural Tri Kapa Alpha Zeta Trivia Night March 16. Pictured are April Hatfield, Craig Hatfield, Ken Hatfield, Diana Marlatt, Jim Marlatt, John Hampton, Lissa Talbert and Jessie Fenton. Submitted photo
 Members of Tri Kappa in Knightstown pose at the entrance of a trivia event March 16. Submitted photo

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].

Shrine club to host meeting

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Shrine Club will host a meeting and a meal at 6:30 p.m. April 23. The event will be at the Hancock County Fraternal Order of Police, 400 E. Davis Road, Greenfield. Cost is $10 for the meal.

Make a reservation by April 19 by emailing, texting or calling Dan Riley, 317-502-0614, [email protected].