Community briefs


The greenhouse at Eastern Hancock High School hosts a plant sale this month to raise money for the school’s agricultural program.

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Plant sale to benefit EHHS

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Eastern Hancock High School Plant Sale continues now through May 11, raising money for the school’s greenhouse project and agricultural classes.

The greenhouse is open 3:30-5:30 p.m. May 6; 5-7 p.m. May 7; 3:30-5:30 p.m. May 8; 5-7 p.m. May 9; 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 10; and 9 a.m. to noon May 11. Annuals, perennials, vegetables and house plants are available and sold as individual plants, hanging baskets and patio pots. The greenhouse is located at the school, 10320 E. 250N., Charlottesville.

G-C gala event scheduled

GREENFIELD – The annual Red Letter Gala supporting the Greenfield Central School Foundation is coming up this September.

The event is set for Sept. 28 with dinner, interactive displays from grant recipients, and a Wish Upon A Star display featuring future grant opportunities. New members of the G-C Alumni Hall of Fame also inducted at the event. Sponsorship opportunities are open now.

To learn more or to sponsor the event, visit

Adams serves in Trine student government

GREENFIELD – Garrett Adams of Greenfield, a senior at Trine University, was recently re-elected as a senator for the Allen School of Engineering and Computing.

Adams was named among a list of students elected to student government. He is majoring in mechanical and electrical engineering. Senators represent the student body by working with administration to address student suggestions. They also promote school spirit and campus social activities. Trine University is located in Angola, Ind.

Teen police academy applications open

GREENFIELD – Applications are being accepted now for this year’s Hancock County Teen Police Academy.

The free program is for students ages 14 to 17 and is hosted at Greenfield-Central High School. It runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10-14. Classes cover character development, defensive tactics, drug investigations, firearms training, drunken driving enforcement, traffic stops and more. Applications are submitted through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, or the Greenfield Police Department, Applications are due May 17. For questions, contact Capt. Bridget Foy, 317-477-1147.

May events open to families at local libraries

GREENFIELD – Several events for children and teens are coming up at local libraries in May.

The Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield will host a T-Rex Tea Party May 20 and a Lego Free Build event May 30. The Greenfield library offers teens a robotics event May 16 and a program to create miniature monsters of clay May 6. Learn more and register at

In New Palestine, the Sugar Creek branch of the HCPL offers a Rhythm and Hues music/art course May 16, a Pals and PJs program May 22 and a Nerf War for all ages May 30. For teens, the library in New Pal offers a chess club and a homeschool writing club. See for more and registrations.

In Fortville, the Vernon Township Public Library offers a Teen and Tween Post-It Note Art Show May 9 and a STEAM Club May 31. Create butterfly feeders in a family event May 18. Visit for details.

Storytimes are available throughout the month at all three libraries, as well as opportunities to read to Bentley’s Buddies literacy dogs.