Community briefs


Hancock County Master Gardeners gave a tour of their gardens last summer. This weekend, the gardeners will sell daylilies to raise money for local scholarships.

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Flower sale benefits scholarships

GREENFIELD – A daylily sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hancock County Master Gardeners will host the sale at the Purdue Extension Office, 972 E. Park Ave., Greenfield. The event features more than 100 varieties at $4 a fan. Proceeds fund scholarships; cash and credit are accepted.

Party with free groceries, school supplies July 13

GREENFIELD — A Back to School Block Party is coming up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at Greenfield-Central High School, 810 N. Broadway St., Greenfield.

The event is hosted by Realife Church and features free groceries, school supplies, haircuts, children’s shoes, family photos and lunch. A Kids Zone is available for play.

The event is free and open to all residents of Hancock County. To learn more or inquire about partnership opportunities, email [email protected].

Families sought to host exchange students

GREENFIELD – Local families are welcome to “share your America” with a high school exchange student from one of 70 European, South American, Asian or African countries during the upcoming school year.

PAX students are 15-18 years old, have studied English for at least three years, and are motivated to learn more about the U.S. by attending high school and living with a host family. PAX students are eager to experience American activities—backyard barbecues, birthday celebrations, and holidays—with their host families. Volunteer host families provide PAX students with a bed, a quiet place to study, a seat at the dining table, a warm and supportive home environment, and encouragement to engage in everyday American life. With their exchange students, host families experience such activities through fresh eyes while also learning about the exchange student’s country and culture. All types of families—single parents, young couples, retirees, and parents with teenagers—are welcome to host.

Host families have the opportunity to become welcome families, emergency families or permanent families. Welcome families would host the student for up to the first eight weeks of their time in the states. Emergency families host the student in circumstances where a last-minute need arises. Permanent families host the student for the full time the student is in the states—for one semester or the entire school year.

Founded in 1990, PAX is a not-for-profit educational organization and one of a select few U.S. Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program’s chosen to participate in its prestigious U.S. government-sponsored FLEX and YES programs. Each year, more than 1,100 teenagers visit the U.S. as PAX exchange students. For more information, call Elizabeth Masterson at 317-408-6157 or visit