Salute to troops event to include food, music
The Town of New Whiteland’s Proctor Park Committee and Otte Golf will host an event to honor active duty military personnel Sept. 15.
Local residents can sign banners that will be given to military units deploying from Camp Atterbury.
The Salute to the Troops event will be 4 to 9 p.m. at Otte Golf, 681 S. Sheek Road, Greenwood.
There will be food, music and activities for families during the event.
Greenwood salon collects socks to help homeless
Color Café Millennium Salon in Greenwood is collecting socks for the homeless in conjunction with Hanes.
The collection is inspired by the new Disney movie “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”
Donors can drop off new or gently used men’s, women’s or children’s socks at the salon until Sept. 15.
Hanes will match the donations.
The salon will take $1 off a retail purchase for each donation.
Color Café is at 1480 Olive Branch Parke Lane, Greenwood.
Club’s festival raised funds to help animals
Boys and Girls Club of Franklin members played games to raise money for the Humane Society of Johnson County.
The club’s festival raised $231 for the society.
Raising the money was part of the club’s initiative to give back to the community, according to a news release from the club.
Ask local candidates the tough questions
What do you, the voter, want to know about the candidates for school board? Is there a building project, program or policy that you think needs to be changed?
The Daily Journal is preparing to question candidates for school boards across the county on a variety of issues.
We want to know what issues concern you. Maybe you have a question about businesses’ advertisements being placed in schools, or you want to know why your child’s teacher can’t afford more materials.
Send your questions and suggestions to newstips@daily journal.net or call 736-2712.
Food distribution set for Franklin church
Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food Monday at Franklin Christian Fellowship Church, 2800 N. Graham Road.
Food will be given away from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while supplies last.
Anyone is welcome to receive food. Those interested must bring bags or boxes to take their food home in.
Information: 736-5090, pantryjc.org
Cub Scout call-out
to welcome new season
Cub Scout Pack 617 will host a kick-off event for the new scouting season Saturday at Grace Assembly of God Church.
The event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 6822 U.S 31 North, New Whiteland.
All parents and scouts are welcome. Activities will include carnival games with prizes for kids. Those interested in scouting can attend informational sessions for the parents.
Lunch will be served.
Pack 617 is for boys in first through fifth grade.
Meetings are Mondays at Grace Assembly of God Church beginning Sept. 10.
Information: Jayne Jasinski, Bear Den No. 2 leader, 797-0407
Firefighters golf outing to help buy memorial
A group of local firefighters is hosting a golf outing to raise money for a planned Greenwood memorial.
Johnson County Professional Firefighters Local 4252 will host its annual golf outing fundraiser Sept. 13.
This year most proceeds are designated for the military, police and fire memorial planned in Freedom Park in Greenwood. Other local charities also will benefit.
The outing will be at Valle Vista Country Club, located at 755 E. Main St. in Greenwood. Cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per four-person team.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner and awards will be at Oaken Barrel, 50 N. Airport Parkway, Greenwood.
Information: 416-4531 or email email@example.com
Scramble golf tourney to aid college teams
The second Bob Foist Memorial Golf Outing will take place Sept. 15 at Hillview Country Club in Franklin.
The tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. The format is a four-person scramble.
Entry fee is $80 per person and include green fees, cart, dinner following the event and prizes.
The golf outing is a tribute to Robert “Bob” Foist, who passed away in 2010. The Franklin College alumnus was a strong supporter of the college’s golf teams.
Twenty-five percent of each teams’ entry fee and all net proceeds of sponsorships will go into the Robert Foist Endowment for Golf at Franklin College, benefiting both the men’s and women’s golf teams.
To register or become a sponsor, call Hillview Country Club Golf Shop at 736-5556.
Therapy dog featured during military dinner
A free dinner for military members, reservists, veterans and family members will be Sunday at Christ Our Shepherd, Church of the Brethren.
The meal and program will begin at 5 p.m. at 857 N. State Road 135, Greenwood.
The program will include a visit from Camp Atterbury’s Welcome Home Dogs group, a therapy dogs program.
The dogs and volunteer trainers will attend.
Camp Atterbury is one of two U.S. posts where therapy dogs help returning soldiers coming back from overseas missions.
Information: Ron Hale, 882-7212
Zumba fest to help accident victim
Franklin College and Frank-lin Parks and Recreation Depart-ment will co-host Zumba Fest 2012 on Sept. 29 at the college to raise money for an injured woman.
The event begins at 1 p.m. at Branigin Field and will raise money to help cover medical expenses for Franklin College alumna Angee Poe, who was an active member of the Franklin Parks and Recreation Department.
Poe suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident and is in treatment at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.
The hourlong event is open to all ages, and no preregistration is necessary.
There is no entry fee, but donations will be accepted at the gate.
T-shirts and water will be given to participants while supplies last.