Community briefs


Cody Flood with the Hancock County Public Library talks with participants with Leadership Hancock County in 2022. Applications for the 2024-2025 program are open now.

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Leadership class applications open

GREENFIELD – Leadership Hancock County is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 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].

Gala for CASA Aug. 8

GREENFIELD – Change a Child’s Story Gala is coming up Aug. 8.

The event is hosted by Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hancock County and raises money through sponsorships and auctions. Guest speaker is Ashley Rhodes-Courter, a former foster youth who became a New York Times Bestselling author.

The event is at Daniel’s Vineyard, 9061 N. 700 W., McCordsville. Tickets are $50 per person, or $400 for a table of eight. Learn more at

Local center offers free meals with groceries

GREENFIELD – Enjoy a free meal prior to picking up free groceries at upcoming community events.

Wellspring Center Food Pantry hosts Community Day July 10 and July 24. A lunch is from 11:30-12:30 p.m. both days in Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield. The food pantry, located at the barn adjacent to the church, will have a drive-through grocery pickup from 12:30-2 p.m. both days.

The food pantry is affiliated with Wellspring Center, a resource for those in need of whole-health renewal. For more information, call 317-462-2015, visit or

Greenfield Main Street seeks volunteers

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Main Street is looking for community volunteers to join the group.

Greenfield Main street works to enhance the downtown area. Volunteers could help with marketing and image building, business promotions, special events and festivals, business retention programs, historic preservation and more. To learn more, visit, call 317-649-0890 or email [email protected].

Free legal advice available at HCPL

GREENFIELD – Free legal help is available two more days this summer at the Hancock County Public Library.

Talk to a lawyer and get free legal advice to help with court forms. The program is for civil matters only; bring any paperwork relating to the case.

The event is hosted by Pro Bono Indiana and Indiana Legal Services. It’s at the central library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Upcoming dates are 5-7 p.m. July 23 and Aug. 27. Call 317-462-5711 for questions.