Zionsville in brief — March 27, 2018

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BPA team members advance – The ZCHS chapter of Business Professionals of America competed at the State Leadership Conference on March 11-13.  Those advancing to nationals are: Katie Anderson, Kimberly Bayless, Carson Canfield, Hayden Donnar, Vita Frohlich, Claudia Gehan, Will Hobick, Annie Hockel, Madison Karis, Lauren Leinart, Hannah Lewis, Ashley Lonsinger, Jenna Marron, Abby McCarty, Alex Morrison, Tyler Thimjon, and Caroline Wang. 

Tree City USA – Zionsville has been named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 16th consecutive year Zionsville has achieved this distinction. As part of the program, Mayor Haak has named the week of April 23–27 Arbor Week in Zionsville. Residents are encouraged to support efforts to protect Zionsville’s trees and woodlands by planting and caring for trees. Resources are available at arborday.org/takeaction/volunteer/organize.cfm.

Kindergarten Round-Up – Zionsville Kindergarten Round-Up dates have been announced as follows: Boone Meadow Elementary – March 28; Stonegate Elementary – April 10; Eagle Elementary – April 11; Union Elementary – April 12; Pleasant View Elementary – April 16. For times and more details, visit zcs.k12.in.us.

Garden plots sign-up available – Community garden plots are now available for sign-up at Heritage Trail Park and Elm Street Green. Cost is $25 for a 20’x20’ plot. Visit Zionsville Town Hall during business hours to reserve a plot. Gardens will be open no later than May 15, weather permitting.

State fair registration open – Registration is now open for all competitions for the 2018 Indiana State Fair. Competitors can choose from 38 departments, including vegetables, livestock, photography and textiles. All ages are welcome to compete for cash prizes and 8,292 blue ribbons to be awarded. For registration information, visit indianastatefair.com/state-fair/competitionscontests/.

Free Constitution sessions – The Constitution Party will host a series of free sessions on the Constitution. Sessions will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from Feb. through July at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St. Nick Frecker will lead the series and will be using The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the sessions.

Holy Week services – Salem United Methodist Church of Zionsville will hold several Holy Week services. A Sunset Maundy Thursday Service will be held at 7 p.m. March 29. A traditional Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7:30 a.m. April 1. Rejoicing continues at Salem’s traditional Hallelujah Easter Worship Service with special music beginning at 9:15 a.m. Visit FriendlyCountryChurch.org or call 317-873-4015 for more information.

Garden Club grants – The Village Garden Club is accepting applications for a grant up to $250. Any Zionsville organization with gardening plans to enhance the community is eligible to receive this grant. To apply, send a detailed description of the project, including the itemized cost to: Joan Kayes, 8875 Stonewick Way, Zionsville, IN 46077. Include a telephone number with area code and email address. Requests should be submitted by March 28. Questions may be directed to kayes@indy.rr.com.

Scholarships available – Tru Direction, Inc., is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program. Scholarship recipients can receive $500 to $2,500 each as determined by the Scholarship Committee. For eligibility rules, visit Trudirection.org. Applications are due by March 31.

Easter egg hunt – Akard True Value Hardware will host an Easter egg hunt from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 31. Clues will be given to find eggs hidden around the store. The winner will be randomly drawn from the completed egg hunt forms and will receive a $20 Akard True Value Gift card. For more information, contact Leigh Ann Akard at 317-873-5255.

Spring break movies – The library will host spring break movies on April 6. Movies include Curious George Takes a Vacation at 10:30 a.m. and Cars 3 at 1 p.m. Bring a cup with a lid. Water and snacks will be provided. Register at ZionsvilleLibrary.org.

Governor’s Fellowship applications – Governor Holcomb has announced that applications will be accepted through April 6 for the 2018-2019 Governor’s Fellowship. The program is open to college graduates who receive their bachelor’s degrees in the fall of 2017 or the spring of 2018. Fellows participate in the daily activities and operation of state government, complete special projects, and experience firsthand how policies are made. The application and submission guidelines can be found online at in.gov/gov/fellowship.htm

Theater Thursdays – Boone County Senior Services, Inc. brings back Theater Thursdays on the third Thursday of each month with a special morning movie at the Lebanon 7 Theater, 1600 N. Lebanon St. for those ages 60 and over. The cost is $1/person and includes a breakfast snack. Upcoming movies include: April 19 – Going In Style; May 17 – Home Again. For more information, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Exhibitors and sponsors sought – The Boone County Chamber of Commerce is seeking exhibitors and sponsors for the Boone County Chamber Home and Business Expo. The event will be held April 19-21, at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Exhibitor applications can be downloaded at boonechamber.org. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane Schultz at 765-482-1320 or director@boonechamber.org.

Cowpokes & Cocktails – Eiteljorg Museum presents Cowpokes & Cocktails from 6 to 11 p.m. April 28 at Fitness Farm, 2525 W. 44th St. This is a high-end fundraiser that includes exquisite food, a cocktail contest, silent and live auction. Kristi Lee of the “Bob & Tom Show”  will serve as emcee and auctioneer. Tickets start at $200 and are available at bidpal.net/cowpokes.

Golden Hoosier nominations – Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Golden Hoosier Awards. To be eligible for the award, nominees must be Indiana residents, aged 65 or older and have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years. Nomination forms are available at lg.in.gov and are due by May 14.

Summer camp registration – Registration is now open for Traders Point Christian Academy summer camps. Camp Invention includes hands-on STEM activities such as building a robot dog. Springhill Day Camp is full of outdoor adventures including rock climbing, water slides and more. For more information, visit tpcs.org.

Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

New lender hired – Centier Bank has announced the appointment of Dorothy Dodd as a community lender serving the Zionsville area markets. Dodd specializes in first time home buyers and has over 40 years of experience in the field.

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