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     •• The O’Connor Family Singers will perform Sunday, Oct. 5, at St. Anne Parish Center on Broad Street in New Castle. The concert is part of a catered dinner sponsored by St. Rose/St. Anne Knights of Columbus #258. The event starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call 765-602-9389.

     •• Willard Football Field Dedication - On Friday, Oct. 10, Knightstown High School will be naming the football field in honor of longtime football coach Don Willard. The field dedication will take place at halftime of the final home game against Lapel. Before the game, beginning at 5:30 p.m., there will be a meet-and-greet with Willard in the KHS cafeteria.

     •• Three Rivers Solid Waste Management District, along with the New Castle-Henry County Public Library, will host a free community paper shredding day on Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the library parking lot. This free event is open to all Henry County residents. Limit 10 banker boxes (or equivalent) per household. Not metal clips will be accepted, but staples are okay. The event will take place rain or shine.

     •• The annual Joyce Skaggs Hutcheon Art Show at Historic Knightstown, Inc., 24 N. Washington St., will take place during Fall Fest, Oct. 11-12. Artists wishing to display their work may bring it to the museum on Oct. 10 3-6 p.m. Paintings, jewelry, handwork, pottery, stained glass, books and more by local artists are welcome. For more information, call Barbara Carter at 345-5665.

     •• The Henry Henley Public Library in Carthage is sponsoring a coloring contest for all Ripley Township students. Division I will be for children in grades K-3. Division II will be for students in grades 4-6. Contestants are asked to color pictures of the library. Contest rules may be picked up at the library on Tuesdays 2-7 p.m., Thursdays 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays 11-2 p.m. First prize is $15; second prize is $10; third prize is $5. Entries must be returned to the library by Nov. 4. Winners will be identified and all entries will be displayed at the Ercel Bever, Jr., Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, 4-7 p.m. at the library's barbecue fundraiser.

     •• The Knightstown High School Class of 1969 will host their 45-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25. at Montgomery’s Steakhouse in Spiceland at 6 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $17.99 per person. Payments may be sent to Carol Davis, 3231 S. Crestview Dr., New Castle, IN 47362. Payments should be received by Oct. 15. Anyone who knows where Sharon Stout is may contact Davis at the address provided.

     •• The Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy (HYCA) will host its inaugural Haunted 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, but kids under 12 can participate free. Registrations are now being accepted at, or by calling 317-507-0347 or 317-501-9940. The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt. The event will also feature a bake sale, haunted house and games.