Superhero event returns to downtown Greenfield

GREENFIELD – The eighth annual Superhero 5K and Kids’ Dash returns to the Hancock County Courthouse Plaza June 15.

The event is hosted by Hancock4Kids, a chartered council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana. It includes activities, giveaways, booths and more while people are encouraged to wear superhero costumes and clothing.

The kids dash is free for children through age 10, while the 5K is $40 for adults and $25 for youth through grade 12. Registration is not required to simply come and enjoy activities and giveaways. For more and to register, visit or

Summer meal program available for kids

GREENFIELD — Breakfast and lunch are available for free for children throughout this summer at several Greenfield sites.

Starting June 3 and running through July 24, anyone 18 years and younger can eat meals free of charge.

Sites are: Greenfield-Central High School (Door 14) weekdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch; Greenfield-Central Junior High School (Door 11), weekdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to noon for lunch; and the splash pad at Riley Park for lunch only, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. weekdays. No meals are served on July 4.

The Kids Kamp at Greenfield Parks Department is also receiving meals, but it is a closed site for participants of the Kids Kamp only.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-funded program to connect children with nutritious food when school is out. Greenfield-Central’s kitchens organize the program locally, but there are sites nationwide that are reimbursed by the USDA.

Children do not have to be enrolled in G-C schools to enjoy a meal; even those younger than school age can eat. All meals must be consumed on-site.

For program locations outside of Hancock County, call 211 or text “Summer Meals” to 914-342-7744 (“Verano” for Spanish).

Households in need of assistance any time of the year can call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY to speak with a representative who will find resources, such as summer meal sites, food banks and other nearby social services.

National Trails Day June 1

NEW PALESTINE – Celebrate National Trails Day with an event along the Pennsy

Trail June 1.

Pennsy Trails of Hancock County is hosting an 8 a.m. walk and ride, starting at the trailhead at 424 S. 400W., Greenfield. A scavenger hunt will be 9-11 a.m. For details and updates, visit

Foundation to host yoga event

GREENFIELD – A community yoga event is coming up, along with an opportunity to learn more about giving.

The Community Foundation of Hancock County is hosting a yoga event from 8:30-11 a.m. June 21 at the Thrive Center, 971 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield. Breakfast, smoothies and acai bowls are provided; the first 18 to sign up and attend will receive a yoga mat and carrying bag. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat or towel to class.

The multi-level yoga flow class will include breathing, sun salutation, standing postures, balance, floor work and relaxation. Participants will also learn about how grants from unrestricted sources ignite projects and programs in Hancock County through the foundation. Register by June 7 at or call 317-462-8870.

Leadership class applications open

GREENFIELD – Leadership Hancock County is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 class. Applications are due no later than Aug. 13, and class size is limited. Visit to complete and submit the application.

Leadership Hancock County strives to empower leaders through education and connections, cultivating growth in our community.

Class sessions are held once monthly from September 2024 to May 2025. Full day sessions include two retreat days, non-profit and community issues day, local business and agriculture day, history day, government day, servant leadership and situational leadership.

Leadership Hancock County was formed in 1996 under the care of Thomas Seng, CEO of Central Indiana Power and Nancy King, Hancock County home economist. They wished to create a leadership training opportunity for Hancock County that did not exist at the time. Leadership Hancock County has continued to grow and develop leaders in the community through classes, training, projects and more, according to a press release.

For more information, email Director Melissa Ewald at [email protected].