Sister Cities seeks host families

GREENFIELD – For the first time since 2019, Greenfield will be hosting guests from its sister city of Kakuda, Japan.

Host families are needed to open their homes. Sister Cities of Greenfield is expecting seven students and two chaperones from Aug. 10-18. A total of nine host families are needed, and applications can be filled out at Application deadline is July 5.

The visit coincides with the 12th annual 5KRun/Walk; the site also includes information about the event and registration details. For 34 years, Sister Cities of Greenfield has been sending delegations of students and teachers to Kakuda, Japan with the support of the city, Hitachi Astemo and activities like the 5KWalk/Run.

Gardening program June 9 at HCPL

GREENFIELD – Learn about sustainable gardening in a free educational event coming up.

The Master Gardeners Green Thumb Project will host an event on gardening from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. June 8 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Topics include gardening for health; gardening tools for people with disabilities or who are getting older; paper towel gardening and hands-on learning for kids. The event includes lunch, educational booths and door prizes. Learn more or register at or by calling 317-462-5141.

Kids cooking camp available

GREENFIELD – A kids cooking camp for students in kindergarten through seventh grade is coming up in June.

The FCCLA program at Greenfield-Central High School will host the camp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11-13 at G-CHS. Students will learn basic culinary skills ranging from basic safety to how to plate and garnish. Cost is $60 and includes a chef hat, apron and food. Email [email protected] for an application.

Car wash fundraiser benefits scholarship fund

GREENFIELD – Carwash tickets this month raise money for the Ora V. Callahan Family 4-H Award Scholarships.

Crew Carwash and the Community Foundation of Hancock County are hosting the fund. To purchase tickets, visit Fifty percent of proceeds this month from tickets benefit the scholarship fund, which honors the Callahan family by giving six scholarships each year. To learn more or give directly to the fund, visit

Historic preservation month event May 29

GREENFIELD — Celebrate Historic Preservation Month in an event next week with a guest speaker from the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology.

The Hancock County Public Library will host an event at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Danielle Kauffman of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will give a presentation of the division’s outreach efforts and recap this year’s preservation theme: Indiana’s scholastic gymnasiums. Learn more and register for HCPL programs at