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The Ora Callahan Award recognizes two top outstanding Hancock County 4-H members in categories of achievement, citizenship and leadership. A fundraiser for the scholarship award is this month through Crew Carwash.

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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 facebook.com/CelebrateHancockIn. 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 CelebrateHancock.org.

Florist to host car show fundraiser

GREENFIELD – An upcoming car show a local business will raise money for a charity.

The second annual Penny’s Florist Car Show and Summer Open House is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at 80 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. The event raises money for Zoey’s Place Child Advocacy Center.

The event is $20 entry fee for cars to participate, but free for the community to join in. Food trucks will be on site and a nonprofit fair will be available. Register by calling 317-462-5863 or stop in at the business.

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 sistercitiesofgreenfield.org/newsite/seeking-2024-host-families. 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.

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 facebook.com/H4K5K or hancock4kids.org.