Lapel Garden club news
The first meeting of the year of the Lapel Rural Garden Club took place at the home of President Susan Tudor March 13.
There were eight members and two guests present. The lesson was called “Bird is the Word,” given by Jackie Stephenson.
The April 10 meeting will be a field trip to Allisonville Nursery.
Salute to Senior Service
The search is on for Indiana’s outstanding senior volunteer.
The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.
Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted until March 31.
State winners then will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com.
Online voting will take place from April 15 - 30, 2013.
From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.
Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame.
For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 317-357-5411.
Youth leadership grant cycle open
Designed to benefit the youth of Madison County, the Youth Leadership Academy Grant is open to any Madison County nonprofit organization that oversees programming benefiting young people.
Applications will be reviewed and awards made by the participants of the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA).
The YLA consists of high school juniors from varied economic backgrounds, academic standings, race and ethnicity, who come together to gain knowledge and ownership as conscientious community stewards.
As part of their leadership development, YLA participants organize and execute an annual dance marathon, which funds the grant awards.
Applications are now available on the Madison County Community Foundation’s website, www.madisonccf.org. Application deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2.
Those with questions should contact MCCF Program Director Tammy Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-644-0002.
Cemetery seeks help for cleanup
Grovelawn Cemetery is asking that all decorations, grave blankets and seasonal ground flowers be removed from graves by March 31.
Maintenance personnel will be working to clean the cemetery and get ready for the spring/summer season.
The cemetery cannot be responsible for decorations left on graves after this date.
The help from all involved helps keep the grounds neat for visitors and services.
Community connection dinner
The First United Methodist Church, located at 225 W. State Street, has scheduled a Community Connection Dinner for 5:30 p.m. April 3.
Dinner will be followed by a presentation by Master Gardner, Marilyn Crosley, who will share tips for cleaning up gardens and spring planting. Participants will have an opportunity to plant seeds to start inside for transplanting into a garden.
She also will answer questions from attendees.
There will be nursery care and age appropriate activities for children and youth following the dinner.
Activities are free and everyone is invited.
For more details, call Susan Barrett at 765-778-8074.
Dan’s Fish fry scheduled April 5
A Dan’s Fish Fry is schedule for 4:30-7:30 Friday, April 5, at the Ovid Community Church, 793 CR 600 E. in Anderson.
For more details, call 765-642-0551.
Money raised will go towards future missions trips.
Basketball instruction at YMCA
The Pendleton YMCA is providing basketball instruction for beginning players in grades 3-6 this spring.
The six-week session will cover footwork, ball handling, shooting and defensive skills.
Sessions are planned for 7-8 p.m. Thursdays April 11-May 16. Coach Andy Klepfer, with more than 20 years of coaching experience at all levels of youth basketball, will be leading the instruction.
The cost is $60 for members and $90 for nonmembers and limited to the first 10 to sign up. The fee includes a basketball for each player.
Contact Casey Rowlett at 765-221-7508 the Pendleton YMCA to sign up.