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Community events, June 13

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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.

Benefit for Mark Thomas June 18
TELL CITY – A fundraiser benefit for Mark Thomas will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. June 18 at the Tell City Moose Lodge. The event will feature the Tom and Bob Show. Cost is $5 at the door and children 14 years and under will be admitted for free.
A bake sale and auction will also be held to raise funds. Donations are welcome and can be made by contacting Kim Hughes at 719-8803. Thomas fell and broke his back working on a roof. He is now recovering from his injuries. Funds raised at the event will helps pay medical costs. For more information on the event, contact Hughes.

County museum summer dates
CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum, located inside the Old Courthouse in Cannelton, will be open during several dates during the summer.
The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. June 19 and 26. The courthouse will also be open for tours by appointment. Lena Joyal, new curator for the museum, is also asking for items of historical county significance to add to the museum’s collection. For more information on tours or donating items, call 547-3190.

Military police reunion July 10
JASPER – The 324 Military Police Detachment, formerly of Jasper, will have a reunion for all former members and their guests at 1 p.m. July 10 in the basement of the Jasper Outdoor Recreation Club.
The club is located four miles north of Jasper on Highway 231.
A picnic lunch will be provided and those attending are asked to take their own drinks.

Open talent contest to be held
PERRY COUNTY – A talent show will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fair at 2 p.m. July 16 at the outside stage.
The competition is open to all ages and acts. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Anyone interested in entering the contest can contact Kayla Miller at kayemill@iupui.edu or 719-1036.

PCSAC accepting grant requests
PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is accepting grant requests during June.
Grant applications are available online at www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org.
Deadline for submitting applications is 3 p.m. June 24. Applications can be mailed to PCSAC, P.O. Box 442, Tell City, or drop off applications to Diane Conner, coordinator, at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.
Call Christal Moskos, committee president, with questions, 547-4669.

CPR-first aid class Saturday
TELL CITY – The Perry County Red Cross will offer a CPR-first aid class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tell City-Perry County Library. Pre-registration is required.
Call 843-4747 to register for the class.

Oakwood to host book, purse sale
TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will hold a used-purse and book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 in the Assisted Living Lobby.
Anyone wishing to donate any gently used purses or books may drop them off at Oakwood prior to the sale. All proceeds of the sale will go to the 2011 Independence From Hunger Food Drive to help fill the shelves of Perry County Food Banks.

Marching band race, pancake breakfast July 9
LEOPOLD – Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to a 5k race at Perry Central schools July 9.
Sign in will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the race starting at 7:30. Registration forms and preview of the participant T-shirt can be found at www.marching5k.com. Online registration is also available. Registration is due by July 2.
Sponsorships are available with T-shirt logo and Web link. Prizes include a three-month membership to Everbody’s to the men’s overall winner; a massage from Collette Cunningham of Leopold to the women’s overall winner and one ticket to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari to each of the overall winners in the girls and boys 14 and under race. Top finishers will be listed in the Perry County News.
A pancake breakfast will be available during the morning. Cost is $5 and is open to all. Both events are sponsored by the Perry Central Band Boosters.
For more information, visit www.marching5k.com, call 843-5652 or e-mail jfaith@psci.net.

Hillbilly golf scramble July 9
BRANCHVILLE – Branchville’s first Hillbilly Golf Scramble is scheduled for July 9 at the Old English Golf Course.
Cost is $45 per person with four people minimum per team. All-you-can-eat burgers and hot dogs will be provided to teams. Festivities will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Deadline to register is June 27. To register or for more information, contact David Beertzer at 843-3064 or Derick Lamar at 719-3376.

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 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 21 at Wal-Mart and from 9 to 10 a.m. June 28 at Twilight Towers. For more information call VNA at 547-7967.

Humane society meeting Tuesday
TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The meeting will take place at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.
For more information, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138.