Community Memoirs – The Daily Reporter
Bingo event to benefit the McCordsville facility
INDIANAPOLIS — A Designer Bag Bingo event at a VFW station in Indianapolis will raise funds to help support programs and scholarships in McCordsville.
The Jack Roysdon Memorial Foundation/VFW Auxiliary Post 7119 Designer Bag Bingo will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at 6525 Lee Road, Indianapolis. The cost is $40 for 10 games with additional games and raffles available. Dinner will be provided by Kinsey’s Italian Cafe and beer and wine are available for purchase at the event for those 21 and older.
The organization adopts residents of Traditions at Brookside Memory Unit in McCordsville throughout the year and provides scholarships for high school graduates. Volunteers participate in Easter, Christmas and Veterans Day celebrations at Traditions in Brookside and all funds raised go back into the community. Tickets are available through Venmo @ JRMF1; call Deb Roysdon with any questions at 317-671-0125 or [email protected]
Humane society will organize a Dine to Donate event
GREENFIELD – Hancock County Humane Society will benefit from a Dine to Donate event from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Culver’s, 1846 N. State St., Greenfield. No leaflet is required; a portion of the profits will be donated to the non-profit animal association. For more details, visit hancockcountyhumanesociety.org.
Retired teachers elect new leaders
GREENFIELD — Retired Hancock County teachers have elected leaders for the upcoming school year. Susan Geesa was elected chair; Jim Pentzer, Vice President; Becky Hiday, Treasurer; Linda Bell, secretary; Peggy Carson, Assistant Secretary.
HCRT members reported volunteering more than 9,000 hours for youth and adults in Hancock County in 2021. The organization meets on the second Wednesday of September, November, March and May. Meetings are at 11 a.m. at Nameless Creek Youth Camp and include a box lunch. All retired teachers who live or work in Hancock County are welcome to attend; E-mail [email protected] for more information.
Three residents attend the Indiana DAR conference
KNIGHTSTOWN — Three members of the Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended the Indiana DAR conference May 13-15.
Denise Akers, Brenda Cotton and Marianne Hughes attended the event. Hughes was recognized for her service in the military, and Akers relinquished her active presidency of the regents to become president of the Cameo Club.
The chapter also met on May 7; the meeting included historical reports and a non-perishable items collection announcement for the month of June. The group will then meet at 1 p.m. on June 4 at the home of Marianne Hughes.
Veterans Hall of Fame Nominations Open
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame is calling for nominations for its ninth class of honored veterans. The nonprofit organization honors Hoosier service during and after active duty.
In addition to the categories for Bravery in Combat and Veteran Advocacy, the group has added a new classification for Community Support Induction which recognizes that veterans have made outstanding contributions to their community, state and/or nation. .
To be eligible, an applicant must meet one of these criteria: born in Indiana; entered military service in Indiana; lived in Indiana for at least five years.
All branches of the US Armed Forces, all ages, living or dead will be considered. The complete nomination dossier and criteria can be found at imvhof.com/nominate/. Applications will be accepted until August 1st.
Roberts Completes Executive Firefighter Program
WESTFIELD — Former Greenfield Fire Territory Chief James Roberts recently graduated from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Firefighter Program.
Roberts, currently Deputy Chief of the Westfield Fire Department, has completed the four-year program which provides senior firefighters with a broad perspective on various facets of fire, emergency services and administration. The program is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or above upper division level, according to the Westfield agency. As an EFO graduate, Roberts is among a group of less than 1% of top fire officials nationwide.
Opening of registrations for the dinner of heroes
GREENFIELD – Tickets are available now for the annual Hancock County Heroes Community Walk of Fame Celebration Dinner.
The event, hosted by the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 6 p.m. June 9 at the St. Michaels Parish Life Center, 519 Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield. Visit greenfieldcc.org/events/ to register or call 317-477-4188.
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