Zionsville in brief — January 15, 2019

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Zionsville rated best place to live – Using scientific data and factors such as median home values, median income, population density, unemployment rate, crime, commute time, education and more, homesnacks.com has rated Zionsville the best place to live in Indiana.

Boone EDC seeks public input on quality of life – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation is asking Boone County residents to participate in a quality of life survey, designed to gauge how Boone County residents feel about their community. The results will be used to help guide community development efforts in Boone County. The survey, which takes around five minutes to complete, is open through Jan. 25 at betterinboone.org/survey.

Correction – In a Dec. 18 Current in Zionsville story about the Peace Poster competition, the story should have said “The international winner will receive $5,000.”

Bed donations needed – Love INC of Boone County, part of a network of churches and agencies that respond to community needs, is requesting donations for beds, especially twin size and full size.  For health and safety reasons, donated beds must be stain and tear-free and allergen-free (no pets or smoke in the home.) If you have a mattress and box spring you’d like to donate, please contact Melissa at 765-482-6152 or melissa@loveincbc.org.

Boone REMC offers 15 scholarships – Boone REMC will award 15 scholarships for $500 each to students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. To be eligible, students must attend a post-secondary educational institution full time during the 2019 fall semester. The scholarship applicant or a member of their household must be present at the Boone REMC annual meeting March 2 at Lebanon High School to accept the scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded during a random drawing of all applicants. To apply, visit bremc.com and navigate to “Youth Programs and Scholarships” under the Community tab. Students should email the completed form to the REMC by Feb. 23, bring the completed form to the Scholarship booth at the March 2 meeting, or complete the application in person at the meeting between 8:15 and 10 a.m.

Boone County Voices for Change legislative preview  – Boone County Voices for Change will host a 2019 Legislative Preview 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville. Learn about important legislation that will be before the Indiana General Assembly in 2019. Newly-elected Indiana Sen. J.D. Ford will discuss a proposed hate crimes statute, as well as other bills of interest. Also, hear what else BCVC is up to and sign up for a committee or service project. Open to the public.

Shoe collection program – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring its seventh annual shoe collection program, REUSE Heart and Sole and teaming up with central Indiana nonprofit Changing Footprints. It is accepting all types of shoes, in all conditions. If you would like your organization to take part in the program, email jlawrence@co.boone.in.us to register by Jan. 25. Shoes will be collected Feb. 20 and 21.

Women Inspiring Women goal setting meeting – Women Inspiring Women, powered by the Boone County Chamber of Commerce, will host a “Goal Setting for the Best You in 2019” event 7:30 – 9 a.m. Jan. 22 Participants will learn about setting goals and managing their time. The group will share current habits – both successes and pitfalls. Caitlin Alderling of Purple Ink will lead the presentation.

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