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Community Events, May 16

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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.

GOPerry Club breakfast Saturday
TELL CITY – The GO-Perry Club will sponsor a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ponderosa in Tell City.
Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiado will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The club will continue monthly presenters 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.

Go-kart races Saturday
BRANCHVILLE – Go-kart races will be held be-ginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Branchville Conservation Club.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Geraniums for sale at local bank

TELL CITY – German American branches in Tell City is selling geraniums for Relay for Life through Friday.
Gallon-size plants are available for $6 and hanging full baskets are $22.
For more information, contact the bank at 547-7025.

Spring break trip for Tell City seniors
TELL CITY – In an effort to offer next year’s Tell City High School seniors an option for spring break 2014, Dan Hall, English teacher at the high school, is leading a trip to Paris, France through the educational travel company Explorica.
Seniors, their family members and adult community members are invited to participate in this tour. There will be an informational meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday in room 301 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.
Anyone interested should attend this meeting. Questions should be directed to Hall through the school’s Web site.
This tour is not sponsored by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

Craft, car show at Fulda Sportsman
FULDA – The Fulda Sportsman Club will host a craft show and car show Saturday at the club.
This will be held in conjunction with the town-wide yard sale. The craft show will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Registration for the car show will be from 7 a.m. to noon with prizes awarded at 2 p.m. A kiddie tractor pull will begin at 10 a.m.
Food, including breakfast items and barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners, will be available throughout the day.
For more information about any of the events, or to rent a craft booth, call Jackie Deom at (812) 357-5139.

Team Alex benefit ride Saturday
TELL CITY – Team Alex, a local team for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will host a benefit ride Saturday beginning at Braunie’s Tavern in Tell City.
Sign in will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. All bikes will be out at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 per rider and $5 for passengers. Rain date for the event is Sunday.

TC Methodist chicken dinners Sunday

TELL CITY – The mission team from the Tell City United Methodist Church will sell chicken dinners at the corner of Tell and 12th streets Sunday.
All proceeds will be used to fund a mission trip to Slidell, La., Oct. 20 through Oct. 25.
Cost is $7 per meal and consist of a half a chicken, creek fries and green beans.

Tell City schools spring concert
TELL CITY – The Tell City Spring Music Concert will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the high-school auditorium.
The chorus and sixth-grade, seventh- and eighth-grade and high-school bands will perform. The event will last no more than 11/2 hours.
The community is invited and encouraged to attend to support the students.
 
Cemetery clean up at Deer Creek
TELL CITY – The Deer Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Committee will re-move old and faded floral arrangements from the cemetery Monday through May 23.
Anyone wishing to retrieve arrangements should do so before that time.  
The committee also requests that any new floral arrangements be placed above ground, on monuments, in urns or on shepherd hooks.
This will aid in the regular cemetery mowing and trimming.  

LHDC Relay for Life yard sale
TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Relay for Life team will host a yard sale from 4 to 6 p.m. May 23 and from 7 to 11 a.m. May 24 at 321 Ninth St., in Tell City, in the left side of the building.
New items will be added daily and the sales will occur rain or shine.

CPR class registration open

PERRY COUNTY – A CPR class will be held May 25, and registration is open to anyone who wishes to participate.
These classes sponsored by American Red Cross will be at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library.
The Web site to register for a class is www.redcross.org. To register, click on the tab ‘Take a class.’  
For more information, call 843-4747.

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 design-ed 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 548-8740.
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.

German American Relay fundraisers underway

PERRY COUNTY – German American locations in Tell City are conducting 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.

Football families to meet May 20
LEOPOLD – The Perry Central football families will meet at 6 p.m. May 20 in the high-school study hall room.

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 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 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 and to arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Elementary children attending must be accompanied by an adult.