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KHS Sophomores Hosting Dinner January 14
The Knightstown High School sophomore class will host a fundraising taco dinner prior to the Saturday, Jan. 14, home basketball game against Northeastern. Funds from the dinner will help finance prom for that class. Cost is $5 per person. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and concludes at 7:30 p.m.
Carthage Blood Drive January 17
Carthage Elementary School will host a blood drive for the Indiana Blood Center on Tuesday, January 17, from 3-7 p.m. Call 5656309 for an appointment. Remember, photo identification is required in order to make a blood donation.
Henry County Democrats Holding Fundraiser for John Gregg
The Henry County Democrat Central Committee will host Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg at a fundraising event on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. at Raintree Center, 3637 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle. The event will include refreshments and a cash bar. Donations may be made to "John Gregg for Governor."
Kennard Council to Host Special Meeting January 18
The Kennard Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18. According to a notice issued by the town, the council will meet with representatives of the fire department at this meeting. The council will also discuss selection of a new utility rate consultant. The meeting, which is open to the public, starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at Kennard Town Hall, 100 N. Main St.
Wrestling Club to Meet January 23
The Knightstown Optimist Wrestling Club will meet at Knightstown Intermediate School from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, January 23, and will continue meeting each Monday until spring break. Participation cost is $15. The first two weeks are free. For more information, call Jay McDaniel at 317-697-8091.
Knightstown Masons Hosting Breakfast January 28
Knightstown’s Golden Rule Masonic Lodge #16 will host a community breakfast on Saturday, January 28, from 7-9 a.m. at Knightstown American Legion Post 152, 224 E. Main St. For a freewill offering, the public may enjoy biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hash browns, coffee and juice
KHS Vera Bradley Bingo on February 1 to Benefit This Year’s Prom
The Knightstown High School junior class, in efforts to raise money for prom, will host Vera Bradley Bingo on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the KHS cafeteria. Prizes include over 16 authentic Vera Bradley purses and many other door prizes. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from junior class members, or by calling 765-571-0596.
Henry County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner on February 11
Henry County Republican Central Committee recently announced the date of their 2012 Lincoln Day Dinner. This event has been scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at noon. The luncheon will be held at the Raintree Center (the old Brooks Harbour) located at 3803 S. SR 3, New Castle. Republicans will be once again be hosting a debate. This will be the first debate in the Congressional race for the open seat presently held by Congressman Mike Pence.
Fundraising for Jackson Family Ongoing
Debbie Cleek of Knightstown is conducting a fundraiser for the Jackson family of Knightstown. Cleek, a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative, is pre-selling Mary Kay Satin Hands fragrance-free hand pampering sets. Five dollars from each set sold will benefit the Jacksons, who are caring for their two sons who were injured in a fall 2010 car accident. The sets are $35 each and can be purchased by calling Cleek at 765-571-1669 or 765-571-0047.
Knightstown History Museum Tours Available
Historic Knightstown, Inc., is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. Contact David Steele at 3457585 or Bob Myers at 345-5224 for an appointment or to schedule an event. Support of Historic Knightstown is made up of memberships and donations. Family/household memberships are $20. Individual memberships are $15.
Low-Cost Used Clothing Offered at Parish Clothes Closet
The Parish Clothes Closet, located in the basement of Bethel Presbyterian Church at 112 S. Franklin St., Knightstown, is open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Clothing is available at very low prices. Donations of clean, gently-used clothing for all ages are welcome.
Community Food Pantry Can Help Low-Income Families
The Knightstown Community Food Pantry is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, 8:30-10 a.m. The Pantry, located at 27 S. Jefferson St., is open to anyone who qualifies under federal guidelines (applications available at the pantry). The food pantry serves southeastern Henry county. It also serves the communities of Shirley, Kennard, Dunreith, Spiceland, Raysville and Knightstown.
Tours of Shirley's Octagon House Available
The Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House in Shirley is offering tours of the historic home. The home is open each Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or daily by appointment. Call Becky Hamm at 812-583-0031 or Darrell Deck at 765-445-0062 for more information or to schedule and appointment.
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