Club news: Tri Kappa planning fair donut fundraiser, other groups look ahead to spring

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Fresh donuts are a popular fundraiser for Tri Kappa at the Hancock County 4-H Fair.

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Tri Kappa to sell donuts again at fair

GREENFIELD – Local sorority Tri Kappa is looking forward to selling donuts at the Hancock County 4-H Fair again this year.

The group is planning a new schedule, based on the expanded calendar for the 2024 fair.

The Tri Kappa donut booth will be open 4-9 p.m. June 18, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 18, 4-9 p.m. June 20, 4-9 p.m. June 21, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 22, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 24, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 25, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 26 and 4-9 p.m. June 27.

Tri Kappa has been making donuts at the fair since 1980, back when the group was thrilled with a $500 profit from the first event, according to a press release from the club. Now, they make roughly 18,000 donuts at the fair as a fundraiser to help local groups.

Tri Kappa is a charitable non-profit organization and all funds go back into Hancock County to various nonprofit organizations, including The Landing Place, Talitha Koum Recovery House, The Hope House, Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, Bentley’s Buddies and more. Scholarships are also given to local students.

Cool Clovers host spring meeting

GREENFIELD – The Cool Clovers 4-H Club hosted a meeting April 21 with several demonstrations and discussed plans for the upcoming fair.

Thirteen members were present, learning about poster tips, how to clean glasses, and how to make origami boats. The club also discussed 4-H handbooks, livestock care training, dairy bar shifts, fair entries and more. Coming up for the group is the 4-H academy, a cake decorating workshop and a flower arranging workshop. The next meeting is May 19 at Mohawk United Methodist Church.

 Local 4-H students Eden, Lily, Mia and Loralye pose for a picture at a recent meeting of the Cool Clovers Submitted photo

Fundraiser to benefit veterans

GREENFIELD – A dining event fundraiser is coming up, raising money for American Legion Post 119 to aid veterans in need.

Dining with the Legion Day is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 at Lincoln Square Pancake House, 118 W. Main St., Greenfield.

In addition to a percentage of proceeds at the restaurant going to veterans that day, there will be a donation box for patrons to donate directly. American Legion members will also be there to greet the public.

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.

Tobacco Free Coalition to be highlighted

GREENFIELD – Learn about the Tobacco Free Coalition with guest speaker Brandee Bastin at an event May 7.

The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event at its regular meeting, 11:30 a.m. May 7 at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield. Cost is $15 and includes a catered lunch. Register by May 3 at greenfieldcc.org.

The Hancock County Tobacco Free Coalition is a nonprofit organization that works to build a healthier community through the prevention and cessation of tobacco use. Bastin is the tobacco initiative coordinator for Hancock Health and the coalition.

Riley Wranglers craft fair May 4

GREENFIELD – The Riley Wranglers Square Dance Club will host its 38th annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4.

The event is at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St., Greenfield. Admission and parking are free.

NARFE meeting May 1

RUSHVILLE – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will host its next meeting May 1.

The event is at 11 a.m. May 1 at the Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.

Skvarenina elected to historic association

GREENFIELD – Hancock County Historian Joe Skvarenina was recently elected recording and membership secretary of the Indiana Association of Historians.

The election, for a three-year term, was at the group’s annual meeting of members at IUPUI. The association furnishes opportunities for people within the state historical community to become acquainted, to share ideas, to promote and strengthen the historical profession and encourage the pursuit of history by the general public. Skvarenina writes a weekly historical column in the Daily Reporter, sponsored by Ninestar Connect.

Also at the event, local historians Rebecca Crowe and Linda Dunn presented a workshop on “Doing Local History” as opposed to national or international history.

Chamber accepting award nominations

GREENFIELD – The 2024 Community Walk of Fame Awards Celebration is scheduled for June 27, and organizers are accepting award nominations and donations now.

The event is hosted by the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce. It will be at St. Michael Parish Life Center, 519 Jefferson St., Greenfield from 6-8 p.m. June 27.

The chamber recognizes exemplary individuals and businesses in the community who dedicate outstanding efforts above and beyond their usual job performance. Awards include businessman of the year, businesswoman of the year, community hero award, nonprofit community service of the year, entrepreneurial spirit and chamber champion award. Nominations are due May 3; forms can be found by emailing [email protected].

Live and silent auction items are also accepted for the event, as are sponsors. Email [email protected] for more information.