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  • CANNELTON – A team of five individuals from around the area will gather at 10 a.m. March 26 at the Perry Marine boat dock in Rocky Point for a plunge to help raise money for a local girl suffering from epilepsy.
    For every $50 raised, a member of the team will take a plunge into the cold water. Money raised will help Victoria Brucken, a 17-year-old Cannelton resident, receive a seizure alert dog.
    Denise Dimmett, Brucken’s mother, said the group would like to make this an annual event to help raise funds for others in need of service dogs.

  • SANTA CLAUS – A benefit is being planned for Gail (Pfohl) Garcia from 11 a.m. to midnight April 2 at the Santa Claus Community Center.
    Gail has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. A few of members of the community have come together to plan a benefit for her with all proceeds given to her for expenses.
    Leg quarter, pulled pork and cheeseburger or hamburger dinners along with side choices of German fries, green beans, corn, slaw and soft drinks will be sold during the event.

  • BIRDSEYE – A benefit has been scheduled for the Derick Ball family Saturday at the Birdseye Conservation Club.
    Roger and Sherry Ball lost their son, Derick “Mouse” Ball, Nov. 18, 2010, when Derick took his own life. This benefit has three objectives, to lighten the financial burden for the Ball family, to honor Derick and other victims of suicide and to raise awareness about suicide.

  • Kim Zellers was the winner of the St. Paul February quilt raffle. The quilt, “Tennessee Waltz,” was donated by Mary Rita Patterson and quilted by St. Paul’s quilters.
     

  • A grand opening was held recently for Mick’s Pizza, a new restaurant calling Cannelton home. Pictured above at the opening, from left, are Robert Durbin, owner Mick Young, Andrew Rager, Jean Young, Lauren Fischer, Rita Young, Mayor Smokey Graves and Kim Nugent. For more information about Mick’s, call the restaurant at 548-4844.
     

  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing of Tell City has called a meeting of all growers in Perry County that are interested in the 2011 Tell City Farmers Market for 6:30 p.m. today.
    The meeting will be held in the council chambers of City Hall in Tell City. Also present for the meeting will be partnering agencies, Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Purdue Extension and United Way of Perry County.

  • TELL CITY – Kayla Lasher, daughter of Rodney and Rose Lasher of Tell City, has been announced as the 2010-11 Optimist Club essay contest winner. In addition to winning first place in the local contest, her essay will be sent to the district level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs in the district.
    College scholarships are available for top winners at the district level. The winner of the district competition will be sent to the international-level contest.

  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing of Tell City has called a meeting of all growers in Perry County that are interested in the 2011 Tell City Farmers Market for 6:30 p.m. March 14. The meeting will be held in the council chambers of City Hall in Tell City. Also present for the meeting will be partnering agencies, Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Purdue Extension and United Way of Perry County.

  • TELL CITY – Women from the county gathered at the Schergens Center in Tell City Feb. 26 for the annual Glamour, Glitz and Gourmet expo. Several booths of local vendors lined the floor, offering shoppers to browse through jewelry, tupperware, cosmetics, purses and important health information.
    The event was sponsored by the Perry County Women for Women Advisory Committee.
     

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Soccer Club is organizing a soccer league for students in third through sixth grades this spring. The season will run from the week of March 28 through the middle of May.
    The league will be limited to 36 players and players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
    The fee is $22 for the first child in a family and $15 for an additional child. The deadline for registration is March 15.

  • TELL CITY – Fiddler and frog-leg dinners will be served at the Knights of Columbus building each Friday night during Lent, beginning this week and continuing through April 22.
    Fiddler and frog-leg dinners will include frog legs or two fiddlers, cole slaw, corn or green beans, roll and a dessert. Dinners will cost $8.95.
    Single fiddlers cost $3 each and frog legs will be $2 per pair.
    Dinners will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. each night and carryout will be available.
    For carryout orders, call 547-3621.
     

  • TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County will host a campaign celebration to honor volunteer of the year Larry Peter.
    During the event, grants will also be awarded, Perry County Power of Youth will be recognized and the annual meeting will be held. The celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 22 at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.
    Light refreshments will be served.
     

  • By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A young girl is hoping someone in the community will help develop talents not seen often in today’s world of video games. Dee Vaal of Santa Claus coordinates a program called A Moment to Smile that helps children who have been placed in foster care. She said a local girl wants to develop her sewing talents in clothing design and hopes someone might have a sewing machine they no longer use or want.
    Vaal shared the story of the 13-year-old girl and her mother.

  • Tell City– Perry County Junior Women have kicked off their annual geranium sales, the organization’s major fundraiser for the year, with orders being taken until April 19.
    The flowers will be delivered to each purchaser’s home or place of business April 25-29.
    The 4-inch potted plants are available in dark-deep red, traditional-bright red, salmon, white, pink splash (soft pink with dark pink centers), deep pink, hot pink and violet (deep-hot pink) and are $3.25 per pot.

  • TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza continues to partner with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
    Members of the public can show their support at Chicago’s Pizza March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.
    Chicago’s Pizza will donate a portion of all sales, all that day to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
    Delivery will be available for large orders that day by contacting Chicago’s Pizza at 547-4060.
     

  • 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.