Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Party 2018

Evie Chapman preparing for the party to begin!

Kiwanis Preident Gerry Smith in his costume.  He came as a Formal Apology!

Former Mayor Pat Elmore with a paper plate on her head as part of a party game where we had to draw items on the plate,

City Clerk Treasurer Lori Elmore, her brother and Mayor Pat Elmore celebrating Mayor Elmore's birthday and Halloween.

Winners in the paper plate contest Pam Hayes, Evie Chapman, and Lori Elmore.

The party committee Barb Kauchak, Marcy Hoffman, Julie Dishman,and Martie Crider.

Best costume winner Susie Broome, ready for the Bolshoi.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Kiwanis Projects

Club President Gerry Smith greets Treasurer Patric McClarnon.
Kiwanis Treasurer, Patric McClarnon reported on the financial results and distributions from the annual fundraising projects.  From 2012 through 2018 they raised $142,450 and we disbursed $140,785.  Fundraising projects include Easter Candy Carrots, Concessions at Butler and Indianapolis Indians, Poinsettia Sales, Plaza Entertainment Concessions, Santa's House,  Christmas Auction and members contributions through weekly collections.

Disbursements include over $29,000 to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.  The club funds three Scholarships to Hancock County students in the amount of $1,250.00 each.  Other support includes Hancock Regional Hospital, $9,750;  Boys and Girls Club, $6,000;Meals on Wheels, $6,000; HCCF for Imagination Library, $5,000; Nameless Creek Youth Camp, $3,738, and Kiwanis International Foundation, $2,160.

The Club sponsors K-kids, Builders Club and Key Clubs in the Greenfield-Central Schools.  The club spent over $6,000 sponsoring the four clubs.

In addition to weekly collections of food for the Food Pantry and Butler Soup Kitchen, Kiwanis provided over $8,000 in direct cash support.  Additional cash collections are made by members at the holidays.  Birthday bags are special projects for the Food Pantry. 

Additionally the club has provided contributions to Mental Health Partners, Franklin Sports Park, Santa's Helpers, Cystic Fibrosis, Hancock Senior Services, Chirldren's Theater, HCCF- Women's Fund, Edelweiss, FUSE, G-C School Foundation, and other miscellaneous community needs.

Over $100,000 is invested with Hancock County Community Foundation to provide for the Robert Eagleston , Dr. William Griffing, and J.B. Stephens scholarships.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Zoey's Place

L-R:  Louise Thompson, Board member; Marciann McClarnon-Miller, Board Member;  Brent Eaton, Hancock County Prosecutor; and Detective Bridget Foy, Hancock County Sherriffs Office 

Zoey’s Place, a Child Advocacy Center, recently received a grant of $25,000 from State Farm Insurance that will help with the startup costs for the not-for-profit.   Bridget Foy, Detective with the Hancock County Sheriffs office spoke to Kiwanis about the center which would help children and victims of abuse to be in a friendlier environment than the lobby of a police station or a prosecutor’s office. 
Foy has 29 years of law enforcement experience and is currently an investigator.  She works with Hancock County Prosecutor, Brent Eaton who also shares Foy’s vision for Zoey’s Place.  The mission of Zoey’s Place is to minimize the trauma to child victims of sexual abuse and neglect by providing a centralized, safe and child-friendly facility where a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) conducts investigations and intervention activities.
The name came from Zoey Wagner,  a 1-year-old, who died three years ago after a short life marred by physical abuse.  Prosecutor Eaton explained that after the incident, officials pleaded with the public that if they saw something to say something.  The public responded and the number of calls about child abuse and neglect soared.   
Zoey’s Place Board members, Lousie Thompson and Marciann McClarnon-Miller, were also present.  Thompson mentioned that she was amazed at the number of incidents reported and investigated.  For additional information on how to help or donate to Zoey’s Place, contact Detective Foy at bfoy@hancockcoingov.org or call 317.477.1178 x3118.

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Greenfield Kiwanians perform service projects to help people and organizations. We also perform service projects to raise funds to support Riley Children's Hospital and many local charities.