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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hancock Senior Services

Linda Hart, director of Hancock County Senior Services, spoke to Kiwanis. She told of the many services offered. They include Transportation which is approximately 50% of the program. They provide non-emergency transportation for various destinations. Rides are scheduled first come-first served. Wheelchair transportation is also available. One does not have to be a senior to use the program. Other programs are; Volunteer visitors to reduce isolation and provide general assistance; Homemaker services that provide light housekeeping assistance; Telephone Reassurance and Safety checks; Outreach where staff provides in-home assessment and assists with bill payment along with other advice; Handyman provides basic yard care, snow removal, minor repairs; Respite/Assisted Care to relieve an unpaid caregiver by providing supervision assistance; Information and Referral to answer questions for community resources and Legal Assistance. Payment for services is based on ability to pay and difficulty of duties.

The Transportation program has 16 trained drivers. A strict drug and alcohol restriction requirement is enforced and drivers are randomly tested. The program is lucky to have a highly skilled driver trainer on staff.

Hancock Senior Services is presently planning to build new offices and garages so they don’t waste time removing ice and snow. They are hoping to get funding from a large donation from Eli Lilly. The fund provides 50% of the cost so grants and other fund raisers will be necessary. In 2003 three hundred ninety patrons were served with over 900 being served already this year.

For more information call 462-3758 or website:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Indianapolis Airport Authority

Susan Sullivan from the Indianapolis Airport Authority was introduced by December program chairman, Marty Foster, to Kiwanis.

Susan Sullivan from the Indianapolis Airport Authority spoke to Kiwanis. She was proud to tell us that the airport was number one in North America for airports serving fewer than 10 million passengers per year as reported by JD Powers and Associates. Airports were judged on cleanliness and speed of check-in by those polled. The airport is further recognized as one of the top airports for handling cargo shipments.

She told that the new airport was the result of over thirty years of study and planning. They are presently conducting studies on land use and new service development. Use of the old airport is presently undecided. Many suggestions have been made for use, such as a shopping mall or more cargo distribution centers.

Christmas Carols at Kiwanis

Vicki Emmons, left, introduced Julie Dishman who led the Kiwanians in a spirited contest of “Do you know your Christmas Carols”.  It was discovered that half of the group did not know the words to “Oh Christmas Tree” which allowed the “White Christmas” group to win the contest which kicked off the holiday season for Kiwanis.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Riley Home Christmas

Brigette Jones from the Riley Home spoke to Kiwanis. She brought books and told history about J.W. Riley’s friend Will Vawter. Will was much younger than Riley but Riley met him when he moved to Greenfield as a young boy. Riley, a sign painter himself, noticed Will’s artistic talent and was very impressed. Will eventually did illustrations for some of Riley’s books. Will was born in 1871 in West Virginia but moved to Greenfield when he was six years old. He loved to paint and was a self taught artist. He did magazine illustration and therefore was not a starving artist. He became interested in oil painting and painted in an impressionistic style using a palette knife which applied the paint thickly to the canvas. He eventually moved to Brown County to join a colony of artists there. Today Will’s paintings are valued at over $10,000 each and some have sold for more. Will Vawter is buried in Park Cemetery.

Gwen Betor from the Riley Home also invited the public to “A Storybook Christmas at the Riley Home 1863” to be Saturday, December 4, and Saturday, December 11 with tours from 5:00-8:00 PM. Storytellers in period costume will tell tales of Riley’s boyhood chums & their adventures. Entertainers will provide Christmas music of the era. Contact Parks & Recreation for registration. Cost is $4 per adult and $1.25 per child.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hancock County Children's Theater

Pam Johnson, director of the Hancock County Children’s Theater, spoke to Kiwanis.  She thanked Kiwanis for their long time support.  The theater group was originally formed in 1987 and included students in grades 5 through 8 at the four Hancock County schools.  Students apply to be part of the group and receive recommendations from their teachers and parents.  They may apply to be part of the art or music side of the production.  While the purpose was to provide creative outlet for artistic and musically talented students, the side benefit was for students from the county schools to get to know and appreciate one another in a non-competitive format.  The group consists of 150 students and six/seven staff members.  The schools originally financed the production but due to cut back of school funds, the theater now counts on sponsorships by groups and organizations to help defray costs.  Students are in charge of production, lighting, scenery, programs, costumes and all parts of the show.  All participants learn much during the month of June and along with knowledge gained, memories are made for a lifetime.  The shows are given on two nights and are double cast to give more students a chance to shine.  Approximately 1500 proud parents, grandparents and friends attend.  Watch for the next production in June 2011.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nancy's Boutique

From Left:Shelly Schwentker, Lisa Wood, Debbie Muegge, Nicole Richmond and Stacie Kramer from Hancock Regional Hospital presented the program at Kiwanis.

Lisa Wood from Hancock Regional Hospital and some of her staff spoke to Kiwanis about the Nancy King Boutique to be opened in the Anderson Women’s Center. The opening date will be announced later. Lisa told that items from the Boutique will be billable to insurance and will not cost the patient at the time of fitting. Medicare allows six new bras per year (three at a time) and women are encouraged to come yearly for refitting and to see the new products available.

The staff is presently taking training on fitting the line of personal items that the boutique will carry. Also speaking was Shelly Schwentker, a representative from the Amoena retail line of breast forms and lingerie. She showed the many new possibilities available for women surviving or thriving after breast cancer. The Boutique will also carry scarves, caps and swim products but not wigs as there is already an outlet in Greenfield.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Festival

Brian Mason spoke to Kiwanis about the 2010 Christmas Festival of Lights. The parade and festival have been part of downtown Greenfield for eight years, starting in 2003 and originally sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The festival has grown over the years and after the kickoff parade on December 3, 2010, there will be a whole week of activities. Added this year is “Breakfast with Santa and Friends” to be held at the American Legion. Some of the friends are Sponge Bob and Cinderella plus some surprises. Tickets will be $10 and only a limited number of seats are available so plan and purchase tickets early. Tickets are available at the Chamber Office.

The theme this year for the parade and planter d├ęcor is “Story Book”. Twenty-five of the downtown planters are available for groups to decorate.

Jaycie Phelps will be featured as the Parade Leader and the parade ends with the opening of the Santa House (sponsored by Kiwanis). Part of the week celebration will include Wilkerson’s Dance studio presentation of the Nutcracker and the Community Choir and Band show to be on Sunday at Park Chapel. Watch for added events to be announced. Check the Hello Hancock community calendar or check

Will Phillips Contribution

Greenfield Kiwanians Skip Harper and Bob Gullion present a check from the club, for the Will Phillips fund, to GBC Vice President Vickie Mattox.  Kiwanis will be making future contributions to the fund to go toward the education fund of Phillips' two sons.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kiwanis Halloween Party

Kiwanis Halloween Party 2010

Pictured left to right are Sondra Gullion, Jean Willis, Bob Gullion, Vicki Emmons, Cindy Kohne, Unknown, Roadside PickUp Tom Billings, Terry, Tom Beagle, Gwen Betor and Marty Foster

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hello Hancock

Greg Cross spoke to Kiwanis about his “Hello Hancock” website.  He and the late Nancy King met in a Leadership Indiana class and she expressed her desire for a community calendar.  She hoped it would list activities and events in Hancock County that would help groups and organizations plan events so they would not compete with one another.  Greg owned the web domain and had named it “Hello Hancock” and thought this would be a perfect place to establish the calendar.  It is up and running now and is a place for any Hancock County club or organization to list their events.  To see what is happening in the county right now, type in to bring up the site.  You may be asked to register, free of charge, if you want to add your club event but if you only want to see what is going on, just click on the events and registering is not required.  For more information, contact Greg Cross at 317-572-7677 or

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Greenfield Kiwanis Gives over $20,000 to Local and Area Causes

The following received donations from the Greenfield Kiwanis over the past year.  You can join Kiwnais and help to raise funds for these workthy causes.
4-H Awards, Boys and Girls Club, Boys and Girls State, Builders Club, Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Theater, Cystic Fibrosis, Kiwanis District Foundation, Edelweiss, F.U.S.E., Hancock County Cancer Society, Hancock County Senior Services, Hancock County Arts Council, Hospital Help Fund, Kiwanis International Foundation, K-Kids, Key-Club, Meals on Wheels, Women Helping Women, Outreach, Riley Hospital, G-C Senior Awards, Special Olympics, Spelling Bee, Young Children Priority One, Hancock County Food Pantry, Nameless Creek Youth Camp, Ronald McDonald House, Partners in Education, Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen, Overseas Ministries Haiti School Relief, Mental Health, Back Pack Attack, and Hope House.
In addition every Elementary School in the county received $100 for their library.  Each thir grader in the county will receive a dictionary.  Three $1000 scholarships were presented to area seniors.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

2010 - 2011 Officers Installed

New officers for Greenfield Kiwanis club for the 2010-11 year starting in October were installed. They are (from left); Russ Bunton, Immediate Past President; Karen Klein, President Elect; Scott Kleine, Vice President; Susie Billings, Treasurer; Sondra Gullion, Secretary; and Bob Gullion, President.  Treasurer, Susie Billings, reported that the club had distributed over $20,000 in donations to mostly local charities this past year.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kiwanis Spelling Bee Runner Up Team

Kiwanis meeting dismissed early to attend and support the Kiwanis team at the Adult Literacy's Spelling Bee.  The Kiwanis team finished second and received the "honey" award.  Shown are team members with their prize (from left) Ellen Manolopoulos, Debbie Applegate, Jennifer Knecht and Richard Parker.a

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mental Health Association

Diane Buenger and Kara Harrison, representing the Mental Health Association of Hancock County spoke to Kiwanis. The organization helps families and individuals living with mental illness. This affects the whole family.

Diane stressed that slur words bother her most and that sometimes words used unthinkingly can create a stigma toward an individual. Words such as insane, psycho, psychotic, crazy etc. should be used sparingly if at all. She told us that a person is not “psychotic” as that is a term used to describe a set of symptoms and not a person.

Kara is the new person working for the Association. She is from Hancock County and is very enthusiastic about her job. She said that MHA is a non-profit organization working to encourage, provide, and advocate for mental health and emotional wellness. They have served Hancock County since 1954. One of the most familiar services of the Assn. is the holiday gift lift which donations are used to provide items and cheer for isolated senior citizens, mentally ill, and developmentally disabled residents of Hancock County.

Hancock County has many volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. If you are interested in a one time event or a regular commitment please contact the office for details about volunteering. New Website is or E-mail: or call 462-2877.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kiwanis Aktion Clubs

 Don Collins, District Chairman of Aktion Club in Shelbyville, Indiana, spoke to local Kiwanians. He told that an Aktion Club is a community-service group for adults living with disabilities. The mission is to provide adults an opportunity to develop the ability to serve their community and to demonstrate the value of citizens living with disabilities.

An Aktion Club is sponsored by a Kiwanis club but can also be sponsored by a group of clubs or a division. There are Aktion Clubs in Shelbyville and Noblesville.

Aktion club members attend meetings to learn about community issues, plan service and fundraising projects, and enjoy fellowship with others. Club members perform community service such as park beautification, food drives, and nursing home visitations. Members make visits to zoos, museums, and sporting events to share time with one another.

Membership is open to any adult living with a disability who wants to become a leader in community service to others. Each club elects officers and organizes member into committees. Club meetings are similar to Kiwanis meetings and are held once a week and last about one hour.

Aktion Club is an official Kiwanis sponsored program, and a member of the Kiwanis family which includes: K-Kids (elementary school), Builders Club (junior high), Key Club (high school), Circle K International (college), Kiwanis Junior (young adults), Kiwanis (adults).

Kiwanis Donates to Food Pantry

Russ Bunton, president of Kiwanis presents a $1,000 check to Nancy and Dick Kent from the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tats Matsuoka --"Meet Your Kiwanian"

Tats Matsuoka was the featured speaker for "Meet Your Kiwanian" for August. Tats told about his life on the west coast during the war years and of coming to Indiana to work at Eli Lilly. He has lived in Indiana for over 40 years and while not being born a Hoosier, he feels like this is home

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Super Bowl 2012

Chris Gahl, Volunteer Co-Chair and Director of Communications for the Indianapolis Visitors Bureau, spoke to Kiwanis about the 2012 Super Bowl. The epic game is only 530 (from 8-24) days away. He told about all that went in to winning the bid for the Bowl game and what that win would do for the city and surrounding donut areas.

In order to be in the running for the game, the city had to have 70,000 seats available and be connected to a Convention Center for the NFL for use for the NFL Experience, a required number of hotel rooms in the area, restaurants and a required number of “beer taps”. Also, two practice areas within a 50 mile radius had to be provided. Indy has one at the Colts complex but the second had to be added and it will be built at the University of Indianapolis. After the bowl, one million dollars worth of turf will be donated to Tech High School for “Project Legacy”. The hope of all is to leave a “positive footprint” on the city that will lead to recovery of areas of Indianapolis that have needed help. Happening right now is the planting of 2,012 trees. By Bowl time, Indianapolis will have the trees growing and that will help beautify the area and be a lasting contribution.

What will this do for the city and area? The Super Bowl has become an unofficial holiday and expects to add 125 to 400 million which provides a huge economic impact to our community. This represents a huge return on the 25 million dollar investment. The Bowl is the most watched primetime network telecast. The Super Bowl promises at least 120,000 visitors as compared to the 80,000 that attend the NCAA tourney. Fans from 230 countries are expected. NBC will be telecasting the game in 2012 and the TODAY show as well as NBC nightly news will be in Indianapolis the week before the game.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Elanco in Greenfield

Joan Todd from Elanco in Greenfield spoke to Kiwanis. Todd and her family moved to Greenfield from Hamilton County. She highly recommends living here. They live north of Maxwell with her many horses, dogs and cats.

She told us that Elanco is in the animal business. Their purpose is to produce healthy food to produce healthy animals. They support the Heifer animal program which provides an animal to an impoverished foreign family. Their theory being that “to give a man a fish, he eats for one day but teach him how to fish and he has food for life.” They also partner with the local Food Pantry.

Elanco topped one billion dollars in sales last year and while that is only 5% of Lilly’s global business, it was a number to be noticed. They also do a smaller amount with pet care.

The new three building complex was built especially for Elanco. The Greenfield location was chosen because of easy proximity to restaurants and hotels as they host many foreign visitors each year.

The new Gas America being built on Elanco property but not owed by Elanco, will include a restaurant new to our area. It is “Miami Sub/Pizza”.

Joan was a knowledgeable and vivacious speaker about her company and said that tours of the facility could be arranged by reservation to interested groups.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tatiana Day, HRH Foundation

Tatiana Day, Executive Director of the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, spoke to Kiwanias. She started the program with a game called “didja know” to present some facts and figures about the hospital. Didja know that 478 babies were born in 2009 at the hospital. “ Didja know” the hospital has over 400 volunteers contributing over 55,000 hours per year which adds up to one million dollars of service. “Didja know” that the ER recorded 27,700 visits in 2009. Charity Care amounts to $4.5 million in service given back to the community which means 4.7% of earned revenue goes back to the community. A 4.6 million dollar surplus is used for new equipment. The Foundation is “the helping hand that assists the hospitals programs and services to even more work in addressing the community health needs.” No Tax dollars are used to keep the hospital running.

The new Anderson Women’s Center opened in December and was funded by community support. Tatiana’s job consists of helping raise funds as well as working to provide Knowledge about the hospital, provide inspiration to people to get involved and serve as an advocate to recruit time, talent and treasure. It takes a lot to carry on the hospital mission which is “To be a caring community partner dedicated to enhancing the health of the patients and communities we serve.”

Tatiana is a graduate of New Palestine High School, Butler University, and University of Southern California. She has worked in philanthropy in Arizona and in community health services in Los Angeles, California before coming back home to continue her career.

Indiana State Museum Program

Linda McCabe from the Indiana State Museum spoke to Kiwanis recently about the museum. She said that the Indiana State Museum is a place to come to celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story.

We learned that the state museum started collecting in 1869 and was originally located in a basement and was moved in 1968 to Indianapolis City Hall and in 2002 was moved to the new White River State Park location. The building was funded with state funds and donations. Inside the museum are representations of all the stone materials found in our state. Presently the museum contains 540,000 artifacts related to Indiana present and past. 60,000 school students visited the museum last year.

An exciting event coming to the Museum starting September 23 through July 16, 2011, will be the Titanic Exhibition. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 and the display will include over 240 items recovered from two and one half miles below the surface of the North Atlantic. “Visitors will become passengers as they receive a boarding pass and experience the excitement of the fateful night. They will move through the Ship’s construction and marvel at the recreated first and third class cabins, view the cargo and press palms against an iceberg”. There will be an additional $10 charge for the display.

The museum is looking for volunteers to help run the Santa’s train ride in December. Anyone interested in volunteering at the museum can contact the museum at 317-232-1637 or check their web site at

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Backpack Attack

Duane Johnson, manager of Walgreen’s, Terry Beagle, Bob Gullion and Sondra Gullion. Also helping but not pictured were Tom Beagle, Bill Reddish and Carol Reddish.

Duane Johnson, manager of the Greenfield Walgreen store rings up five carts of school supplies purchased by Greenfield Kiwanis club to donate to the Backpack Attack. Walgreen’s helps the community by providing items at cost so more items can be purchased to help children. The school supplies were taken to the United Way Office and will be assembled and given to Hancock County Schools. The schools will give the packs of supplies to children that need help providing required supplies.

Hoffmans: Members of the Month

Greenfield Kiwanis featured Don and Marcy Hoffman as speakers of the month in “Meet a Kiwanian (or two)”. The Hoffman’s regaled the group with the story of their meeting and life before and in Greenfield. Don came from Ohio and Marcy from California but consider themselves happy Hoosiers now.

Chief Jester talks to Kiwanis

John Jester, Greenfield Chief of Police, spoke to Greenfield Kiwanis recently. He explained that he has 38 officers (one female officer), and one undercover detective on his staff. There are currently three narcotics officers counting sheriff and state police in the community working drug trafficking along I-70. Ten officers serve voluntarily on a SWAT team. Unfortunately crime problems in Hancock County have become more serious.

Many juvenile crimes have slowed due to stringent curfew laws. Home invasions have increased and criminals have become bolder in the area. Hard drugs are not as large a problem in Greenfield as in other areas but pills have become a bigger problem. Gang involvement is seen as minimal so far.

The Department is constantly working on image. The Shop with A Cop program helps show a kinder side of the law. Also, a Citizen’s Academy to educate adults into how police procedure works has generated community support for the department.

One of the best items added for use by the department is the “Dash Cam.” Putting video recorders in each car provides proof of activities that make for better understanding for families of offenders.

Contact the Greenfield Police Department at 477-4410 if you are interested in volunteering to help “Shop With A Cop” or to make a monetary donation.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Greenfield Kiwanis Hosts Rose Division

Tom Billings and Bob Gullion hang Kiwanis sign before the recent Rose Division meeting hosted by Greenfield.

 Attending a Kiwanis meeting in Greenfield were present Lt. Governor of the Rose Division, Bruce Johnson from Cambridge City and incoming Lt. Governor, Bob Jacobsen from Richmond.

Greenfield Kiwanis hosted the Rose Division at their meeting recently. Twenty-four guests from Brookville, Cambridge City, Richmond, Connersville, and New Castle attended and shared information about fund raising.

Nan Hendrickson presents Riley poems

Nan Hendrickson, former resident of Greenfield, gave the program for July. She read and recited some of the poems of James Whitcomb Riley and brought some old books and “paper dolls” of Riley and Orphant Annie. She also read us a poem she had written about Granny’s kisses (they won’t wash of, you know).

Marty Foster joined Kiwanis at the last club meeting. She was sponsored by Dan Riley and has lived in the Greenfield area for eight years.

Kiwanis invites new members to join. Anyone interested in joining a fun and great service organization may come as a guest to a regular meeting on Tuesdays at the Victorian Rose at 6:00 p.m. One exception is the regular Tuesday meeting on July 13 was changed to Monday, July 12 and included the Rose Division District meeting. There will be no meeting Tuesday, July 13. Come any other Tuesday to get acquainted.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kiwanis Install 7 New Members

Greenfield Kiwanis installed seven new members at their meeting recently. They are (from left); Steve Smith, Barb Smith (sponsored by Walt Waitt); Dawn Earlywine (sponsored by Dorothy Gunn); Sharon Harper, Tom Harper (sponsored by Bob and Sondra Gullion); Cindy Kohne and Pat Kohne (sponsored by Chuck Jordan).

New members have joined the club in time to help collect items for the “BackPack Attack”. They will join a new competition with the Rotary Club to see which club can collect the most items to fill a school bus of supplies for Hancock County children.

Mary Gibble -- Meet your Kiwanian

Mary Gibble with the new Hancock County flag. Mary spoke to Kiwanis as the “Meet Your Kiwanian” member for the month of June. She also served as program chairman for June. She told about herself and used a slide show presentation showing her life growing up and coming home to Hancock County to live and work.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Park Supt. Previews Video

Tracy Doyle from Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department showed a video to Kiwanis Club members. The video was made to promote activities available in Greenfield. It showed that the park department, in addition to caring for the Riley Home, Riley Park and pool, has planted 1,000 trees to beautify the area. They care for the Pennsy Trail plus with help from “America in Bloom” have planted flowers around signs and filled hanging baskets in downtown Greenfield. It helps show Greenfield at it’s best.

Boys and Girls Club Smart Girls program

Candace Sexton from the Hancock County Boys and Girls Club spoke to Kiwanis. Sexton is Unit Director of Youth Programs. She told about the Smart Girls program which encourages teens to exhibit better choices and good behavior and to develop a better self image. Another program, Passport to Manhood, is the male version and encourages respect of others and that being “macho” can be good if properly channeled.

Daily attendance at the club is 75-100 and lunch is served. The club received a $50,000 grant from Lowes and is working on remodeling the club. A July “Open House” is planned for the community to see the improvements.

Summer camp at the club provides recreation from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Within the club there is a Torch Club of 8-12 year olds and Keystone Club of 13-18 year olds who help serve as roll models to the younger or new members of the club. The club serves as a home away from home for kids with working parents and nothing to do and makes a difference in the lives of many.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stephanis Jones gives Kiwanis 4H Fair Preview

Stephanie Jones from the Hancock County 4-H Office spoke to Kiwanis about what 4-H is doing this summer. 4-H is a youth organization led by Sarah Burke, educator, along with her staff. Since 1995 the growth of 4-H in the county has increased from 592 members to the 1,389 youth enrolled in the program this year.

4-H projects have expanded from more than just livestock and foods to many other subjects of interest to youth. One program, Jr. Leaders, supports philanthropic projects in the county and last year provided a total of 11,373 hours of community service.

New this year along with the usual summer camps is an Entrepreneurship Investigation Camp for 6th–8th graders sponsored by a grant from the Erlewein Charitable Community Fund. They will meet with area business, visit local small businesses and hear speakers on marketing, banking, economic development and legal issues. Campers will create a business plan and learn how to market their idea. They have the possibility of earning a $50 cash starter for their business.

New at the Fair are Sponsorship Days similar to the State fair and there will be a tent on the main thoroughfare of the fairground advertising the sponsoring business of the day.

Also new are events such as Donkey Races and Donkey Basketball and they promise to be lots of fun for both participant and spectator.

Junior Master Gardeners will have a garden on display in the 4-H Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts sponsored the garden and the food will be donated to Hancock Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

On July 16, “Elvince”, an Elvis impersonator, will offer a free concert in the 4-H Bowl. All of the favorite booths will again be at the Fair. The Fair runs July 9-16 with something for everyone

Food Pantry TP Drive

Dan Riley with some of the TP donated to the annual "Dan Riley Honorary Toilet Paper Drive" for the Food Pantry. Kiwanis is collecting paper throughout the month for the pantry. Any donations may be given to any Kiwanian or dropped off to the Victorian Rose at 6:00 p.m. on any Tuesday.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

2010 Kiwanis Scholarship Winners

from left, Heather Hewitt, Dorie Clevenger, Austin Gibble.
Three happy graduating seniors from Eastern Hancock High School visited Kiwanis to read their winning essays and accept $1,000 checks from Kiwanis. Heather received the J.B. Stephens scholarship for education and will be attending Ball State University and majoring in music education. Dorie Clevenger, accepted the Griffing scholarship for science and will major in nursing at Wesleyan University. Austin Gibble won the Eagleston business scholarship and will also attend Ball State with plans to major in business management. The scholarships are named to honor three Kiwanians and presented yearly to students who wrote about importance of community involvement

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nancy King dies

Daily Reporter ObituaryNancy King, former president, secretary, and tireless worker for Greenfield Kiwanis passed away Monday, May 31 at Hancock Regional Hospital.  Nancy, a retired home economics educator for the extension service was active in her chruch, the Greenfield Christian church.  She also served several local organizations including the Riley Festival, the Women Helping Women program, and the Hancock Regional Hospital Guild.  She wrote a weekly column on cooking and home economics for the Daily Reporter.  She served as a judge at local county and the Indiana State Fairs. 
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010, at the mortuary. Pastor David Woods will officiate and burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation- Nancy King Cancer Boutique or the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation Volunteer Guild, both at 801 N. State St., Greenfield IN 46140, or to the Hancock County Community Foundation – Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield IN 46140.

Friends may send online condolences at www.erleweinmortuary .com or email


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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.