Community Events, July 25

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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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

PC Democrats to meet in Derby
DERBY – The Perry County Democrat Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the dining room at the Derby Tavern. This event is open to the public.
The guest speaker will be Sen. Richard Young. Admission price is $11 per person and includes a full buffet meal.
For more information, contact association President Chris Allen at (812) 267-0457.

Funds needed to help local man
HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Joshua Goatley of Hawesville needs a kidney transplant.
To help raise funds for medical costs, an account has been set up at German American banks.
The account is under the name Joshua Goatley - kidney transplant donations.

Shred day at local bank
TELL CITY – German American in Tell City will host a shred day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Main Street location.
Take your important financial, tax and personal documents to be shredded by Piranha Mobile Shredding, officers there urge.
Staples, paper clips, rubber bands, file folders, credit cards, DVDs, CDs, floppy disks and microfilm may be shredded. No phone books or newspaper will be accepted and there is a 100 pound shred limit per person.
Staff will grill out during the day, serving chicken and vegetable shish kabobs.

PC football shirts, sweatpants for sale
LEOPOLD – Perry Central football attire is now for sale to the public as a fundraiser for the school’s football program.
T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants will be available in gray and green with proceeds going toward food for players before and after games.
Contact one of the following to place an order: Pam Krygielka at (812) 893-1023, Donna Shaw at 836-2927 or Pam Hilgenhold at 836-2886. First order will be placed Aug. 5 with a final order taken Aug. 26.

Benefit for Jennifer Reed July 30
DERBY – A benefit has been set at noon July 30 at the Derby Tavern for Jennifer Reed.
Reed is currently battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a malignant round-cell tumor. It is a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue.
Activities during the event will include a cornhole tourney at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per person and all those participating are ask-ed to register by 12:30 p.m. Half-pot drawings will be held every hour and a silent auction will be held with bids closing at 8 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided by the Carter Valley Boys starting at 9 p.m.
All donations and proceeds will go to Reed to help with expenses. If you would like to make a cash donation or donate items for the silent auction, contact Laura Kes-sens-Taylor at lkessens@yahoo. com or at (812) 499-61549.

Sesquicentennial cookbooks available
TELL CITY – Due to a large demand, Mu Gamma sorority has ordered 200 more copies of the Tell City Sesquicentennial cookbook.
The books can be purchased at the Tell City Hallmark store or Celebrations on Main Street.
Cost is $10 per book.

VNA Plus to offer blood-pressure, blood-sugar screenings
TELL CITY – Visiting Nurse Association Plus will offer free blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings in Tell City.
Screenings are scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Twilight Towers and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 16 at Wal-Mart.
For more information, call VNA at 547-7967.

Boys and Girls Club collecting car donations
PERRY COUNTY – Many Boys and Girls Clubs are currently running car campaigns.
Cars do not have to be functional to be donated.
Donated cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support the clubs’ many programs.
For those wishing to donate or for more information, contact (800) 246-04936.

Local families needed for exchange students
PERRY COUNTY – ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries around the world.
Students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture. In addition, students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance.
To become a host family, call (800) 736-1760.

Ferdinand Legion to host shooting match
FERDINAND – Ferdinand American Legion will host shooting matches every Friday night for beef and pork.
The closed match will start at 8:30 p.m. First choice is half a beef.

Social Security reps to visit Tell City
TELL CITY – A representative from the Social Security office will be available to answer questions and provide information to county residents during the coming months.
Most Social Security business can be conducted by phone; however, if you prefer, you can meet with a representative Aug. 10 or Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Tell City.
For more information, call toll free (800) 772-1213 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the Social Security Web site at www.socialsecurity.gov.

Perry County chess club to meet
TELL CITY – The Perry County Chess Club will meet for its monthly gathering from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.
Chess instruction will be given for 30 minutes before participants are allowed to play games for the remaining time.
All participants, including beginners, are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the library at 547-2661.

Hunter education classes in Chrisney
CHRISNEY – The Indiana Hunter Education Association will hold a class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 3 and 4 at Cornerstone Methodist, State Road 70 east of Chrisney.
To register, call 937-2438.

Planning commission to meet July 26
FERDINAND – The executive board of the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Commission’s office at 221 E. First Street in Ferdinand.