Community Events, June 6

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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.

Dinners at VFW Saturday
TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will sell chicken and barbecued pork plates beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Dinners will also include creek-fried potatoes and green beans.
Cost is $7.

Football families meeting June 17
LEOPOLD – Perry Central football families are invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. June 17 in the high-school study hall room.

Veterans benefits talk June 25
TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a veterans benefits workshop June 25.
Two sessions with Veterans Financial will be held at 2 and 6 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided.  RSVPs can be made by calling 547-2333.

Donations sought for yard sale
TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will host a yard sale June 28 to June 29 at Democrat headquarters, 1120 Rubens St. in Tell City.
Donations are being accepted at Orscheln Farm and Home in Tell City through June 26.
For more information, call Yvonne Carter at 836-4842.

Blood-donation opportunity
EVANSTON – The American Red Cross will host a blood drive June 16 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston. The drive will be from 8 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall.
Those wishing to donate are asked to take identification. All blood types are needed.
St. John’s Church is one half mile west of New Boston at 12308 E. County Road 1160 North. For more information, call 547-2007.

GOPerry breakfast June 15
TELL CITY – GOPerry Club will sponsor a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. June 15 at Ponderosa. Judge Lucy Goffinet will be the guest speaker and everyone is welcome to attend.
The club will continue monthly presentations by local groups throughout the year.
For more information, contact Gayle Strassell at 547-2262.

Humane Society meeting
PERRY COUNTY – The Humane Society of Perry County is planning a spring appreciation meeting for its members.
For more information, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138 or 836-4842.

Novice ghost hunt in Cannelton
CANNELTON – The Tell City Ghost Hunters will host a novice hunt at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 20.
Novice hunts are designed for individuals who are interested in paranormal activity but are not a part of an organized team.
The group will have equipment for participants to use. Cost is $25 per person and only six tickets will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
For more information, contact David or Angie Dykes by sending e-mail to tcgh2012@aol.com or calling 619-0778. Proceeds from the event will go to the Perry County Museum.

Golf scramble for New Boston VFD
NEW BOSTON – The New Boston Volunteer Fire Department will hold a golf scramble June 30 at the Christmas Lake Village.
Shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Cost is $50 per person.
To sponsor a hole for the event, call the New Boston Tavern at 547-5539.

Tractor Association to meet June 27
BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will meet at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Branchville Conservation Club.

Derby Riverfest set for June 22
DERBY – Derby Community Association is accepting applications for vendor space for the Derby Riverfest June 22 at Mulzer Park in Derby.
Fest activities will include a flea market, community yard sales, antique tractor and gas engine show, a tractor pull for kids, free kids games, a 5K run-walk, a bowfishing tournament and live entertainment.
Food, beverages and wine tasting will also be available. Proceeds from the event will benefit the community association.
If you’re interested in setting up a booth, contact Mary Holland at 836-4403 or send e-mail to derbyassociation@gmail.com. Check the Derby Indiana Facebook events for information and updates.

German American Relay fundraisers
PERRY COUNTY – German American locations in Tell City will wrap up the  annual sales of petunias and French Ridge candles to raise funds for Perry County Relay for Life.
Petunias are available for $5.50 each or two for $10. Candles are $6 each. For more information, contact Dana Haughee at 547-7025.

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 Resource 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 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. 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 are sponsoring 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. Elementary children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

Free summer-food service at Cannelton
CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools plans to sponsor a free summer food service program for individuals younger than 18 years old. It will be held at Cannelton High School cafeteria.
The program will begin today and end July 27. No meals will be served July 4-5. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

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.