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     •• The Town of Knightstown will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The Town of Carthage will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 7-9 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The Town of Kennard will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on October 31 with a costume contest at the town hall starting at 7:45 p.m.. Kennard Volunteer Fire Department members will also be passing out candy at the station for trick-or-treaters.

     •• The Town of Greensboro will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The Town of Shirley will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The Town of Wilkinson will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The Town of Spiceland will hold its trick-or-treat hours from 6-8 p.m. on October 31. The Spiceland Church of the Nazarene will be having Trunk or Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. in their parking lot. The Spiceland Friends Church will be having Trunk or Treat and entertainment from 5:30-7:30 at the church and gym. And, the Spiceland Volunteer Fire Department will begin hayrides at 8:30 p.m. in front of the fire station.

     •• The Town of Middletown will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 6-9 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The Town of Morristown will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The City of Rushville will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The City of New Castle will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 5-8 p.m. on October 31. Note: Justice Center open from 7-9 p.m. for candy to be scanned for glass and other harmful items.

     •• The City of Greenfield will hold its Halloween trick-or-treating from 5-8 p.m. on October 31.

     •• The Carthage Lions Club will host its annual fall pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 1, 6:30-11 a.m. at the Ercel Bever, Jr., Community Center in Carthage. The event will feature all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy. A freewill offering will be accepted. Proceeds benefit local Lions projects. The club is also accepting used eye glasses for Lions International.

     •• Kids, there is still time to stop by the library and pick up your coloring page to enter the contest! The Henry Henley Public Library in Carthage is sponsoring a coloring contest for all Ripley Township students. (Mr. Mark Rozzell is sponsoring this event for the children.) 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, November 8, 4-7 p.m. at the library's barbecue fundraiser to benefit the Henry Henley Library. A meal of barbecued pork, baked beans, coleslaw or applesauce and homemade desserts, made by the Homemakers on the Go Club, will be had for $10 per adult, $4 per child age 8 and under. The meal will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the special highlight will be music by Dusty Miller, who grew up in Carthage.

     •• The Knightstown Elementary School PTO is looking for crafters and vendors interested in selling their products at the Holiday Workshop on Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Booth space is $25. E-mail knightstownpto@gmail.com for more information..

     •• ARIES is currently accepting grant applications for drug education in Henry County. Applications are available at the ICAP office located at 615 W. S.R. 38 in New Castle and are to be submitted to the ICAP office by Wednesday, Nov. 19. The grant committee will review the applications and make a decision sometime in January. For more information contact John Pennycuff at 529-4403 or jpennycuff@icapcaa.org.

     •• Knightstown workers will begin collecting leaves soon. Residents are asked to bag leaves and leave bags at the curbside for pick-up. Those who have leaves ready for pick up are asked to call the utility office at 765-345-5977. According to the town, bagging leaves helps prevent gutter and storm drain clogs. Residents are asked to not rake leaves into the street.

     •• The Shirley Historical Society is raising money to restore a railroad caboose and purchase a motorized rail inspection car. The items will be placed near the Shirley railroad depot. Donations may be sent to Joan Cupp, P.O. Box 407, Shirley, IN 47384.




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