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Participants in last year’s Great Hancock Hunt took part in quirky photos throughout the county. This year’s hunt, which benefits Hancock County Senior Services, is June 22.

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Great Hancock Hunt coming up

GREENFIELD – The Great Hancock Hunt is June 22, raising money for Hancock County Senior Services.

The event is a twist on a traditional scavenger hunt. Download an app and work with a team to choose missions around Hancock County. The teams with the most points win prizes. Be prepared to answer trivia, submit photo and video evidence at landmarks across Hancock County and more. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the hunt kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at 1870 Field Blvd., Greenfield. Cost is $50 per team. Sign up at hancockhunt4hcss.eventbrite.com.

DR hosts community food drive

GREENFIELD – The Daily Reporter is accepting nonperishable food items to donate to local food pantries.

The food drive is happening now through June 28 at the DR office, 22 W. New Road, Greenfield. Donations can be brought into the front entrance weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Parks department promotes brick fundraiser

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Parks and Recreation is promoting a brick campaign to help raise funds for the new Riley Park Shelter House.

The original building was destroyed in fire in December, 2022. A new facility is currently being constructed in its place as a rental building for parks programming, family reunions, weddings, baby showers and more.

An engraved brick supports the creation and installation of an art piece on the east side of the new Shelter House. Cost is $50 per engraved brick. Learn more at parksingreenfield.com/give-me-shelter.

Community survey, workshops available

GREENFIELD – Provide input in the quality of Hancock County’s communities in upcoming workshops.

The Community Foundation of Hancock County and the Hancock Economic Development Council have partnered with HWC Engineering to develop a Quality of Place Plan. “Quality of place” refers to the elements of the community that make it feel like home, such as mom-and-pop restaurants, multi-use trails and public art. The plan will serve as a roadmap for improving the quality of place across the county.

Take a survey at surveymonkey.com/r/7YXFFYY or attend a community workshop: 6:30 p.m. June 18 at New Palestine Wellness Center, 4055 Roy Wilson Way, New Palestine; 6:30 p.m. June 19 at McCordsville Wellness Center, 8505 N. Clearview Drive, McCordsville; 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Thrive Center, 971 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield; or 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Eastern Hancock High School, 10320 250N., Charlottesville. Visit CelebrateHancock.org for more.