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Community Events, Aug. 29

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The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

Tractor association to meet today
BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Branchville Conservation club. For more information, contact Ed Guillaume at 843-5746.
The annual tractor ride is set for Sept. 21. The group will ride tractors from Branchville to the Schwartz Family Restaurant.

VFW breakfast Saturday
TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a buffet breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the post home.
Price is $6.50 plus tax and the public is invited to attend.

Breakfast fundraiser at Twilight Towers

TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will have a breakfast fundraiser at 6 a.m. Sept. 7 in the dining room at 1648 10th Street in Tell City.
The menu will include biscuits and gravy. A full order will cost $2 while a half order will only be $1. Drinks will include coffee, milk and orange juice for 50 cents each.
There also will be a bake sale at the event. Everyone is welcome.

Books needed at Twilight Towers
TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Library is looking for some more large-print books, paperback or hardback, to add to the collection.
Gently used books would be much appreciated by the tenants.
Books can be dropped off at the Twilight Towers office, 1648 10th St., Tell City.

Annual memorial ride set for Sept. 7
TELL CITY – The fifth annual Big John Williams Memorial Ride will be held Sept. 7 beginning at Braunie’s in Tell City.  Registration is from 9 until 11 a.m. All bikes will be out at 11 with all bikes in at 4:30 p.m. All vehicles are welcome to participate.
All proceeds go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship given annually to a Perry County high-school senior.
For more information, contact Braunie’s at 547-8803.

Euchre at the Fulda Sportsman

FULDA – The Fulda Sportsman Club will host a euchre tourney at the club in Fulda Sept. 7. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with play beginning at 7 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of play and refreshments will be available.
The public is invited to attend.

Dawg Days Sept. 7 at dog park

TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will host Dawg Days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Tell City Dog Park, Tell and 16th streets.
The event will be presented to the public by All American Dawgs of Newburgh.
Admission to the event is free and those attending will see agility demonstrations showcasing herding dogs. There will be bleacher seating available, but the public is invited to take lawn chairs as well.
No dogs other than those in the program will be permitted in the park.
For more information, contact the library’s Tell City branch at 547-2661.

March of Dimes team fundraiser

LEOPOLD – The Emmitt and Mila Team for the March of Dimes will host a chicken-dinner fundraiser at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Leopold Park.
Meals will cost $8 and will include half a chicken, creek fries and green beans.

Evanston hog roast, softball tourney
EVANSTON – The 30th annual Evanston hog roast and co-ed softball tourney is set for Sept. 21.
The event is sponsored by the Evanston Civic Association. The public is invited to form teams for the tourney and sign up by Sept. 18. Cost is $150 per team.
For more information, contact Matt Keller at (812) 529-8314 or (812) 686-0448.

Free-hot-dog night at TC soccer game
TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior High Soccer team will have a free-hot-dog night – while they last – at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 during the home game against North Posey. 
Festivities will start 30 minutes prior to game time.
All students, grade 12 and younger will be admitted free. Admission for adults is $3.

Free blood-pressure, -sugar tests offered by VNA Plus
TELL CITY – Keep a watch on your well-being by taking advantage of free monthly blood pressure and blood-sugar screenings offered by VNA Plus Home Care and Hospice, The screenings will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 26 at Twilight Towers in Tell City. The clinic is conducted by registered nurses and no pre-registration is necessary.
For more information, call the VNA Plus Tell City office at 547-7967 or toll free at (800) 743-4862; or visit www.vnaplus.org.
 
Oakwood’s day at the movies

TELL CITY – Oakwood and Care One Home Health hosts senior-citizens’ day at the movies the third Wednesday of each month at Tell City Cinemas.
A free movie is shown with a choice of current films available, popcorn and a soft drink.
Doors open at noon and the movie begins at 1.

Santa Claus Legion poker games

SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus American Legion Post 242 conducts Texas Hold ’em poker tourneys the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.
Sign in is from 5 to 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m.

HIV testing offered at health department
PERRY COUNTY – Did you know that someone becomes infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes?
Get tested and know your status, urges the AIDS Re-source Group of Evansville, which offers free and confidential HIV testing at the Perry County Health Department the second Tuesday of every month. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact the resource group at (812) 421-0059 or the county health department at 547-2746.

Living Bread Food Pantry open to public
TELL CITY – The Living Bread Food Pantry, an outreach program of Tell Street Baptist Church, offers prayer, Christian guidance and food to the needy families in the surrounding area.
Anyone is invited to schedule an appointment Saturdays, except the first of the month. Appointments can be made by calling 547-4500 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only two appointments per person per month are allowed.
Inquiries about the church’s Sunday services are also welcome.

Zumba at Schergens Center
TELL CITY – Everbody’s in Tell City and Perry County Wellness sponsors Zumba classes at the Schergens Center at 6:30 p.m. every Monday.
Cost is $3 per class or $12 for five sessions. Perry County students are admitted to classes for free.
Those attending are asked to wear athletic shoes, take water and a towel and to arrive a few minutes early to sign in.
Elementary children attending must be accompanied by an adult.