Carmel in brief- May 17, 2016


Bone marrow and blood drive – Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St., will host a bone marrow and blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22. The Lehr family of Carmel helped arrange the event after Hadley Lehr, 2, received several transfusions of blood products to help her fight acute myeloid leukemia. Call 317-873-6503 to learn more. Walk-ins are welcome.

Local students win Fulbright – Megan O’Connell has been awarded a Fulbright Grant for the 2016-2017 academic year. O’Connell will travel to Peru for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. In addition, Emily Tatum has received a Fulbright Summer Institute placement to study in Wales for six weeks during the summer.

Carmel resident wins pageant – Carmel resident Lea Transfield was recently crowned Pure International Pageant’s Classy Ms. Indiana 2016. She competed in modeling, personal introduction, and personal interview at the Indiana State pageant. Pure International is a Christian-based pageant program for men and women of all ages. For more information, visit

Democratic Women meeting – The Democratic Women of Hamilton Co. will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on May 21 at the Delaware Township Community Building, 9094 E. 131st St., Fishers. Please bring a canned food item for the food pantry.

Golf outing – The Carmel Football Alumni Club golf outing will be held at 12:30 p.m. May 20 at Brookshire Golf Club, 12120 Brookshire Parkway. The format is a four-man Florida Scramble. Cost is $99 per person. The event will also include the Indiana Football Hall of Fame induction celebration for Craig Hauss. Visit to learn more.

Junior police academy – The Hamilton Co. Junior Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications. The academy is a one-day program for kids who might be interested in law enforcement. Students will spend the day learning about emergency response, taking a ride in a police car and more. The academy will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 17 at the Hamilton Co. 4-H Fairgrounds. To register, contact [email protected].

State tree planted – The Hamilton Co. Leadership Academy commemorated their 25th anniversary by planting the Indiana state tree, a Tulip Poplar. Members of the HCLA board of directors planted the tree at MacGregor Park on Earth Day.

Sustainable Living Seminar – The Carmel Green Initiative presents Water … Connecting the Drops from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Find out where our drinking water comes from and what we can do to protect it. Learn about the state of our ground water and its impact on economic development. A panel of experts will lead this free event. For more information, visit

Program for preteen girls – IU Health North will host “Girlology – There’s Something New About You” for girls in grades 4-5 from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 22. The program is designed to teach girls about puberty so they can face it with confidence and excitement. Cost is $20 per person and includes a goody bag for each girl. To register, visit and click on program descriptions.

Indy 500 volunteers needed – The 100th Running of the Indy 500 Host Committee is looking for volunteers for the upcoming events. Some areas where volunteers are needed include: alcohol sales, identification checks, greeters, transporting people, collecting money and tickets. For more information, visit

College news – David Kowalik was named to the dean’s list at DePaul University. Lauren Godden of DePauw University was named Player of the Year in the NCAC conference for softball.

IMCU donates to schools – Indiana Members Credit Union has donated a combined $17,375 to 10 area schools for the 2015-2016 school year through its debit card give-back program. IMCU members can received a debit card associated with a school and when they use that card, the school benefits. Local schools that received funds include Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield and Noblesville.

Endurance race registration – Registration is open for the second annual 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race to be held at noon on July 23 at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse. Registration is limited to 250 individual runners and 100 teams of eight people or less. Cost starts at $85 for individual runners. For more information or to register, visit

Shredding event – Comprehensive Retirement Solutions will hold a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 4 at 11595 N. Meridian St., Carmel. This is a drive through event. ProShred Security will destroy confidential documents in their mobile shredding truck on site while you watch from your car. The first 200 customers will receive a free goodie bag.

Church rummage sale – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th Street and Gray Road, will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 27 and from 8 a.m. to noon on May 28. Donations of gently used furniture, games, toys, baby items, household items and knick-knacks are needed. Items can be dropped off at the church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23-26. No Christmas items or clothing, please.

Clothing drive – St. Mark’s United Methodist Women invites the community to help others when you clean out your closets this spring. Project Collect & Connect will accept kitchen-size trash bags filled with gently used clothing for all ages from 9 a.m. to noon on May 28 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th Street and Gray Road. Call 317-846-4912 or visit for more information.

Click It or Ticket – During May, local law enforcement will participate in the annual Click It or Ticket campaign to encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up. High visibility patrols will be conducted and those who are not wearing seat belts will be ticketed. For more information, visit

Percussion clinic – Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to the Carmel High School Percussion Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the high school band room, entrance #29. Techniques on keyboard and drums will be taught and a parent performance will be held at 1 p.m. Cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt, pizza and snacks. Register at


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