Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Shelley Swift, Executive Director of Greenfield Main Street spoke to Kiwanis about the organization and it events. Main Street helps coordinate downtown development and revitalization by making grants available for minor facade improvements and with the help of grants larger downtown facade projects. In 2018 Main Street helped several organizations 10 organizations receive over $500,000 in grants from OCRA resulting in a total downtown investment of over $725,000.
Annual events include: Shamrock the Block, an adult St. Patrick's Day celebration; Bikes in Bloom, a decorative event for downtown groups; Super Heroes 5K and Fitness Festival;Hometown Heroes, a celebration of First Responders held annually on 9/11; Chalk fest, a family sidewalk chalk event; Boos and Brew, an adult Halloween event; and Shop Small Saturday, the local component of a national program to kick off the holiday season end encourage shopping at local merchants.
For more information see www.greenfieldmainstreet.org.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Charlie and Leslie Dickson shared their journeys through the adoption process, foster parenting, and parenting with the Kiwanis. In 2006 Charlie and Leslie had their first child. After William's birth they were told they probably would not have anymore. They started taking in foster children to care for and at the same time reduced their personal debt levels through a Dave Ramsey program.
Five years later, Ann was born to them, their second. They decided they wanted to adopt, but the amount of money was still a problem. Suddenly money unexpectedly came in at the same time from multiple sources. Charlie was sent to Italy by his employer, Nestle SA and while there visited a missionary family in the Ukraine they met through church.
Several were required visits before finalizing adoption they stayed with the missionaries and they helped a local church in Ukraine while waiting, They received a court date instead of 8 and had the 30 day wait waived. They now have have 4 children William, Ann, George, and Edward, have adopted Lidia and Vitali, and also had 2 nieces and nephew whom they cared for. They had the help of several agencies, including Kids First Adoptions, Across the World Adoptions, The Villages , Hancock County DCS and Safe Families.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Senior Services-SHIP Counselor (317) 462-3758 or 1870 Fields Drive in Greenfield
Hancock Co. Veterans Service Office (317) 462-8767 or 98 E North Street in Greenfield
Alzheimer’s Assoc. alz.org, (317) 575-9620, 50 E. 91st Street in Indy, or the 24/7 helpline 18002723900
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
|Dr. Harold Olin, Greenfield-Central Schools Supt. with Gerry Smith, Kiwanis President|
He spoke of the Mission Statement for 21st Century Public Schools:
- To prepare students to be successful in the workplace.
- To prepare students to active and responsible citizens.
- Help students discover and develop their talents.
The corporation is embarking on a construction project that will include air conditioning in the high school gymnasium, high school fine arts area, a new high school greenhouse, new weight room, roofing fixes, HVAC upgrades, building security upgrades, additional kindergarten classroom, restroom, and hallways.
For additional information on the corporation or any of the schools see https://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
|Builder's Club:From left Adam Richarville, Sponsor; Madi Succaw, President; Mia Wampler, Vice-President; Alison Kirk, and Secretary; and Nick Uhl, Sponsor.|
|Kiwanis Builder's Club Advisor Terry Beagle|
The club sponsored a Halloween Trick the Halls at the High School; Sold Ribbons to raise money for the Leukemia Society in honor of Ty, a Mt. Vernon student; rang the bell for the Salvation Army; dressed up as their favorite President on President's Day; planning a beautification of the court area at their school.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Mike Kester, a Directorof the Hancock County Historical Society spoke to Kiwanis explaining the mission and operations of the Society.
The mission of the Hancock County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Hancock County Indiana. The Society is a local, mostly volunteer group that is a not-for-profit 501©3 organization. The HCHS is located in the Chapel in the Park Museum and the Old Log Jail Museum at 26 and 28 North Apple Street in Greenfield, Indiana. The historical society has a large collection of items in both the Old Log Jail Museum and in the Chapel in the Park Museum – with most of the displays located in the Chapel’s basement. There are several thousand items in the collection ranging from ice age animal fossils, Native American projectile points, pioneer artifacts, Civil war memorabilia, Victorian era clothing and accessories to World War I and II items. We even have some more modern day pieces.
The collections and buildings are open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm during the months of April through October. Group tours *by request* at alternate hours. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Memberships start at $20 per year. To join the society or obtain more information see http://hancockhistory.org/.
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