Zionsville in brief – August 30, 2016


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 or

On the web: Andy Ray reviews “Hell or High Water” – This Week on the Web columnist Andy Ray reviews David Mackenzie’s new film, “Hell or High Water.” In the film, two West Texas brothers rob a series of banks to save their family farm from foreclosure while an old Texas Ranger desperately wants to capture them to give himself one more victory before retiring. To read the full review, visit

Tee it Up – Teaming up to help the Indianapolis Inner City is a priority for the Ten Point Ministry Team at Zionsville United Methodist Church. On Sept. 12, it will hold a golf outing to raise funds for the Ten Point Coalition and Clean for Green Youth Job Initiative. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Deadline to register is Sept. 5. Contact for more information.

PAWS donation drive – Therapets has sponsored the library’s PAWS to Read program for several years, providing dogs to sit with children while they practice reading skills. To thank Therapets, the library will be collecting donations of Purex liquid, paper towels, gift cards, bottled water and 23 ½ by 18 crate mats. Donations can be dropped off at the youth services reference desk before Sept. 6.

Tutors needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer tutors for its ReadUP program. Tutors will work about four hours a month helping third graders at Hattie B. Stokes and Harney Elementary schools. Volunteers need to attend a training session and pass a criminal history check. For more, visit

Volunteers needed – Indy Reads: Boone County has opportunities for adults to help their Boone County neighbors prepare for the reading and language sections of the GED. No experience is required. Interested adults should contact Gigi Nicholas at or 765-482-3460 x1275.

Native tree sale – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual native tree sale. Trees are $25 and will be approximately 3- to 5-feet tall at delivery. Orders are due Sept. 3. Trees can be picked up Sept. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds llama barn. Online ordering and payment is available at

New area code – Beginning Oct. 17, all new phone numbers assigned within the 317 area will receive the new 463 area code. This will not affect existing phone numbers. Ten-digit dialing will continue to be necessary for local calls to be completed. For more information, visit

Benefit concert – A fundraising concert to benefit Love INC will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 W. Oak St. The Purduettes will be featured. Drinks and desserts will be provided at 7 p.m. and program begins at 7:30 p.m. Silent auction items available. Tickets can be purchased at

Award nominations sought – Boone REMC is accepting applications for awards that recognize the community spirit of Indiana’s youth. The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities and whose parents live on electric cooperative lines in Indiana. Applications are available online at; submission deadline is Sept. 30.

Lilly scholarship applications – The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application process is now open. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for books and equipment for four years at any accredited Indiana public or private university. Please note the earlier deadline this year, Sept. 8. For more, visit

Library programs – End of Summer Shelf Reading is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Help us get the library back in order. Shelf reading is when we put every single book back into the right spot. Anyone aged 14 years and older can help. Snacks will be provided. Help all day or for a couple of hours. Sign up at The library will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Safety training – Boone REMC recently hosted an electrical safety training program for local first responders. The hands-on program, held at the Boone REMC headquarters in Lebanon, included an electrical safety hot line demonstration. Attendees also learned how to respond during emergency situations involving power lines, substations and transformers.

Free movie nights – Whitestown Parks presents Free Movie Nights at the Whitestown Municipal Complex. All movies begin at 8 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water are provided at no charge. Movie lineup includes: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip – Sept. 9; Inside Out – Oct. 8; Kung Fu Panda 2 – Nov. 12.

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