City flag design deadline is June 15 • The Beautify Beech Grove Committee has invited the citizens to come up with a new city flag design. Flag background must be orange or black; the colors on the flag must be done in either, gold, black orange or white; Beech Grove has to be on the flag with ‘established in 1906’; entries must come from a Beech Grove Resident; design must be presented on a poster board sized 18 x 24; and contents need to be anything about Beech Grove. There is no age limit for the entrants. For more information, call Julie Lockwood at (317) 803-9111.
Families needed to host exchange students • CIEE, Council on International Educational Exchange, is looking for families to host young international exchange students. CIEE hosts more than 14,000 high school students from 55 countries every year and has guidelines about academic expectations, host family participation, rules, personal health and safety. For more information or to host, call Janet Shaffer at (317) 372-8971. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs also needs local host families to host boys and girls between ages 15 and 18. Students will share their culture with host families and students have pocket money for personal expenses, as well as full health, accident, and liability insurance. For more information or to host, please call 1-800-736-1760 or go to assehosts.com.
Behavior Analysis Center for Autism sponsors annual golf tournament • The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) is sponsoring the 4th Annual ASK (About Special Kids) Golf Tournament. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 22, at Hickory Stick Golf Course in Greenwood. Shot Gun Start is at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to ASK to help support families with special needs. Dinner, an awards presentation and a raffle will follow the tournament at Hickory Stick Golf Course. About Special Kids (ASK) is a “Parent to Parent” organization that works throughout the state of Indiana to answer questions and provide support, information and resources. For more information, please e-mail Devon Sundberg at email@example.com or call (317) 288-5232.
Wanamaker business owners host Classic Car Show • The 26th Annual Wanamaker Old Settlers Day Street Fair will be on Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m., located at 8800 Southeastern Avenue (southeastern Marion County, just south off the I-74 / Post Road Exit 96). This year features more than100 booths with art, antiques, crafts, food, entertainment, games, community organizations and flea market items. The 13th annual Classic Car Show will be featured on the west end. Call Randy Faunce at (317) 861-0755 for an application form. This community event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Franklin Township Lions Club, 8822 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46239. E-mail IndyFTLions@mac.com for more information.
Freedom Festival expands with library stage and vendor area • Greenwood’s Freedom Festival expands its Saturday offerings this year to include an additional live music stage and vendor area in the Greenwood Public Library’s parking lot where a portion of food and beverage sales will be donated to the library. The Festival, which takes place June 29 and 30, also features a parade, street festival, entertainment on three stages, a car show and fireworks display. Entertainment on the library stage begins at 3 p.m. with rock music from Bandwagon Trio followed by country Blue River Band, singer/songwriter Jimmy Ryser and dance band Tastes Like Chicken. Music continues on the library and Craig Park Stages until the festival’s firework show begins at 9:45 p.m. Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop, which is located across the street from the library, will also donate a portion of their sales during the event. For more information, visit greenwoodfreedomfestival.com.
Fifty cent books available at Wanamaker’s Old Settlers Day • The Franklin Township Historical Society booth at Old Setters Day June 24 will offer a wide variety of books, hardback and paperback, available for just 50 cents each. Books will include mysteries, suspense, novels, nonfiction, inspirational, books on military history, photography and more. The Historical Society booth will also offer yearbooks and coffee-table books, priced individually, and Society memberships cost $10 / year. The booth is located on the north side of Southeastern Avenue, east of Dollar General and not far from the Avanti salon.
“A Victorian Tea” Fundraiser • South Group of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association hosted “A Victorian Tea” fundraiser at the UIndy Schwitzer Center on June 2, 2012. More than 180 members and their guests attended, and many were dressed in Victorian attire including pearls, hats, and gloves. Proceeds from ticket prices, the silent auction, and a raffle resulted in raising more than $5,200 for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association hosts this event to raise funds for Symphony in Color and the Young People’s Discovery Concerts — programs that bring the gift of music to more than 50,000 Indiana students yearly. Call Judy Robertson (317) 784-5671 for membership information.
Grant awarded to Adult Learning Center • The Adult Learning Center of the Johnson County Public Library has been awarded a grant of $1508 by the Johnson County Community Foundation. They will use the grant to educate Johnson County about the levels of adult literacy and the need for support to meet the needs of adults with learning challenges. The Johnson County Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County. For more information, contact Adult Learning Center Coordinator, Wendy Preilis, at (317) 738-4677.
Grand Lodge of Indiana awards scholarships • Elijah Mills, Corey Ward and Hannah Mills, all children of Mr. and Mrs. Mills, have received a $1300 Masonic Scholarship from the Scholarship Board of the Grand Lodge of Indiana, Free and Accepted Masons. Their father, a member of Beech Grove Lodge #694, sponsored the children. Children and stepchildren of Master Masons who demonstrate academic merit, financial need and community participation may apply for scholarships if they are attending an Indiana College or University. Elijah and Corey plan to apply the Masonic Scholarship toward their senior year at Indiana University Bloomington, while Hannah plans to apply the Masonic Scholarship toward her sophomore year at Indiana University Bloomington.
Recycling Expands to Southside Commuters • RecycleForce will hold a round of “Rush Hour Recycling,” with collections scheduled during morning and afternoon commutes in Greenwood. Rush Hour Recycling will accept electronics, cardboard, EPS block foam, bicycles and bike accessories from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Both collections will be held at the Sam’s Club parking lot, 1101 Windhorst Way, near Exit 99 of Interstate 65 in Greenwood. A full list of recyclable items can be found at http://bit.ly/rushrecycle2012. A $10 donation is requested to recycle lead-tube TVs and monitors. New to the Rush Hour Recycling Program in 2012, gently used shoes will also be accepted. Donated shoes will go to Changing Footprints, an Indiana nonprofit providing new or gently used shoes to homeless, disaster-stricken or underprivileged people.
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