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Tell City Band Boosters auction set for May 3
TELL CITY – Tell City Band Boosters will hold their annual silent and live auctions May 3 in the high school’s Red Apple Inn. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and silent-auction bidding will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A live auction will be held at 11 a.m.

To donate items, or for more information, call Julie Thomas at 719-4753 or Ronica Jarboe at 619-0393.

Relay for Life team to offer chicken dinners April 19
TELL CITY – The Relay for Life Lifesavers Team will offer chicken dinners at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the corner of 12th Street and Indiana 37 in Tell City. Cost is $8 and the meal includes half a chicken, creek fries and green beans.

Local firefighters to sell dinners Sunday
TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department will serve barbecued-chicken dinners Sunday, April 6, at the firehouse. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the cost will be $7.50 per plate.

Each meal will include half a chicken, creek fried potatoes and green beans. Proceeds will support fire-department activities.

Benefit Saturday for Ghormley family
CANNELTON – There will be a benefit for the Betty Ghormley family Saturday, April 5,  at Cannelton American Legion Post 142. A pool tourney will start at 11 a.m. and a cornhole tourney will follow at 1 p.m. A dart tourney will start at 3 p.m.

Entry fee will be $10 per person and contestants must be there at 10 a.m. to register.

There will also be a bake sale during the day.

William Tell Center to host supper, dance April 25
TELL CITY – The William Tell Center at 1301 11th St. in Tell City will host a chili supper and dance Friday, April 25, at the center.
Admission will be $5 at the door. All are welcome to attend and dance to music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Music on CD will be provided by Brianna Powers.

Chili, hot dogs and shakes will be available during the dance. Donations will be accepted to help cover cost of the food.

Relay For Life  fundraisers April 17, May 1
TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Relay For Life team will hold a dessert auction from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 in the Lincoln Conference Room at 302 Main St. in Tell City. A yard sale will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. May 1, from 6:30 a.m. to noon May 2 and from 7 to 11 a.m. May 3. The sale will be held at 321 Ninth St.
The group will accept donations until April 18.

Library spring story times continue
TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library is holding spring story time sessions now through April 24, with programs at the Tell City and Cannelton branches. Participants may register for story time by calling 547-2661.
Programs are Mondays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11 a.m. in Tell City, birth through 2 years; Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in Tell City, 3 to 6 years; Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Tell City, 3 to 6 years; Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in Cannelton, 3 to 6 years; Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. in Tell City, 3 to 6 years. Contact Kim Embry at 547-2661 to register.

All programs are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

TCHS  Class of 1959  planning meeting set
TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Class of 1959 will host its 55th class reunion Aug. 9 at the American Legion.

There will be a planning meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Charlie Peter’s residence, 1419 13th St. in Tell City.

Interested classmates who are willing to help are asked to attend.
Any classmate who entered as a freshman or later is also invited to attend the reunion.

Spring social and soup sale Sunday
FULDA – St. Boniface Parish Center will host a spring social from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the center in Fulda.

Fulda’s “famous soup” and chili will be available by the bowl or gallon. Preorders are encouraged but not required.

A menu of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, smoked sausage links, barbecued pulled pork sandwiches, desserts and soft drinks will also be available. Bingo will be played from noon to 5 p.m. and a euchre tourney will begin at 5:30 p.m. Vegetables, flowering plants, jellies and homemade baked goods will be for sale.

Sommer benefit April 12
TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Urban Sommer will hold a benefit in his honor Saturday, April 12 at the Indiana Realty and Auction Co. in Tell City.

There is no cover charge for this event. Pre-purchased chicken dinners will be available for pickup at 11 a.m. and can also be delivered if requested. Drive-up dinners will be available starting at noon. A cornhole tourney will also start at noon. To enter, contact Carl Sommer at 719-7791.

Inside food and bake sales will start at 3 p.m. with a live auction at 4 p.m. Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark will perform after the auction.

Ferdinand  yard sale this weekend
FERDINAND – The year’s  first town-wide yard sale in southern Indiana is set for Friday and Saturday, April 4-5 in and around Ferdinand. The Ferdinand Merchants and Chamber of Commerce sponsor the annual event.

Entire neighborhoods are sifting through drawers, closets, basements and attics to come up with lots of fun and fabulous “stuff,” organizers said.

Most of Ferdinand’s homes have porches, garages and basements just in case the weather is unkind.

Pick up a map in the Ferdinand News, available at various businesses around town or follow the crowds up and down the streets of this town of 2,500.

Bright pink “Official Yard Sale Site” signs with numbers coordinating to the map listings should be prominent at each site.

Shoppers are invited to arrive early, stay late and save big as they discover values all over town, including antiques, collectibles, sporting goods, clothing, furniture and more.

4-H dinner, auction Saturday at fairgrounds
TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Council will hold the first of what they hope to be an annual pork-chop dinner and auction Saturday, April 5, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The meal will start at 5 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6 p.m. Money raised will help continue the program in Perry County.

Many auction items have been donated from local businesses. The group appreciates the community’s continual support of the 4-H program that they say builds character in the youth of Perry County.

McFall Family Meats will prepare the pork-chop dinners. Cost of the meal is $9 and tickets may be purchased at Radio Shack or by calling Lori at (812) 381-0647. Meal tickets may also be purchased from any Perry County 4-H Council member.

To donate items to the auction, contact Lori or Sam at (812) 608-0115 or Rachel at (812) 549-6169. Donations can be picked up.

Leopold town wide yard sales April 25-26
LEOPOLD – The annual Leopold yard sale will be held April 25-26.
There will be several families hosting yard sales in the St. Augustine Church Hall.

Other sales will be held at individual homes. Bargain-hunters should check the classifieds section in the News for details.

For more information, call Phyllis Sprinkle at 843-4858.

Humane Society to meet Tuesday
TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Fifth Third Bank in Tell CIty. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jim Carter at 836-4842.

Wild fern program April 12
EVANSVILLE – Indiana state field botanist Michael Homoya will present a program titled “Wild Ferns of Indiana” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the University of Southern Indiana, Mitchell Auditorium.

Homoya is a state field botanist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the author of “Orchids of Indiana” and “Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests.”  

The event is sponsored by Southwest Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society.

Homoya will discuss identification, reproduction and morphology of Indiana  native fern species. The event is free and open to the public.
For reservations or more information, contact Kathy at           eicherkel@hotmail.com or call 423-3412.

Kepler dedication Saturday
TELL CITY – A grave-marker dedication will be held Saturday at the Rome Methodist Church to honor the life of Revolutionary Patriot Jacob Kepler.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will be hosted by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

They will also recognize all Revolutionary War soldiers buried or who were known to have lived in Perry County at the ceremony.