Zionsville in brief – July 19, 2016


Bicentennial Ball – The 2016 Boone County Bicentennial Historic Ball will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Courthouse Rotunda in Lebanon. Tickets cost $15 and will be available at the door. All are welcome and guests may wear historical attire or current semi-formal wear.

Scholarship awarded – The Academy of Model Aeronautics recently awarded Zionsville resident Austin Williams a $7,000 scholarship. Williams also received a $1,000 scholarship from Weak Signals R/C Club. Williams plans to study aerospace engineering at Purdue University.

Car wash fundraiser – Youth from Salem United Methodist Church of Zionsville will hold a car wash fundraiser from noon until 3 p.m. July 23 in the parking lot of the Bank of Lizton, 6529 Whitestown Parkway. All donations will benefit youth programs.

Papa recognized – Jeff Papa of Zionsville was named Distinguished Fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. He also received the Honor Alumni Award from Rose-Hulman, the highest honor given by the Rose-Hulman Alumni Association. Papa was selected based on his outstanding professional accomplishments, and his meritorious service in furthering the interest of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Papa is a former Zionsville Town Councilman and served as interim mayor of Zionsville.

Tennis championship results – The United States Tennis Association Midwest Section Closed Junior Championships recently ended with several local players reaching the finals. Zionsville resident Johnathan Small was a Boys 18 doubles finalist.

Deans list – University of Iowa – William Alderson, Zoe Maish.

4K races at ZMS – Zionsville Middle School Cross Country is hosting two fundraising 4K races. Races will be held July 19 and 26 at the middle school, 900 N. Ford Rd. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and races begin at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5. For more information, email Mike Cole at mike@run2race.com.

Benefit concert – Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host Sounds in the Village, a benefit concert at 4 p.m. July 24. The faculty of IPFW will perform a variety of musical selections. A freewill offering will be taken and will aid the family of IPFW student David Watkins with medical expenses.

Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

Tutors needed for homeless students – School on Wheels seeks to recruit, train and place new volunteers immediately and for the 2016 fall semester to provide tutoring to Indianapolis youth experiencing homelessness. To become a School on Wheels tutor, you must be at least 11 years of age. Ages 11-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tutors are asked to commit to one hour each week for a 15-17 week semester. For more, contact Samantha Breeling at 317-202-9100 or at Samantha@indysow.org.

Best and Brightest nominations sought – Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. is seeking nominations for its 13th annual Indy’s Best and Brightest event, presented by KPMG LLP. The event will honor 100 of Central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in 10 different industries. Visit www.indysbestandbrightest.org to nominate someone for one of the 10 categories described and for additional event details.

Backpack giveaway – TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S., and A Wireless are teaming up to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Between noon and 3 p.m. July 30, local families are invited to visit TCC at 1229 W. Oak St. to pick up a backpack filled with school supplies. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Food & Flicks – Traders Point presents Food & Flicks on the Field every other Friday through July 29. Food trucks will open at 8 p.m. and the movies will begin at dusk in front of the Academy building at Traders Point Christian School, 6600 S. Indianapolis Rd., Whitestown. The last movie of the season is Big Hero 6, to be shown on July 29.

Library programs – Stress ball balloons, 3 to 3:30 p.m. on July 20. Ages 9 to 12 years old. De-stress and get crafty as we make our own stress balls out of balloons! Create an herbal first aid kit, 1 to 3 p.m. on July 21. Learn the properties of herbs and how to make herbal remedies for your kit. For more information, visit www.zionsville.lib.in.us or call 317-873-3149.

Nature Center news – The Zion Nature’s summer hours are noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Join the nature center for Moth Night Out from 8:30 to 10 p.m. July 23. The nature center will try to attract and discover local species of moths around the area. Register at www.naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov.

I Pledge for Ice Cream – July is national ice cream month and The Scoop, 305 S. Main St., is participating in the I Pledge for Ice Cream project. On I Pledge day, from 4 to 6 p.m. July 25, the Scoop will give any child (age 10 and under, accompanied by an adult) who recites the Pledge of Allegiance from memory a free scoop of ice cream.

Free movie nights – Whitestown Parks presents Free Movie Nights at the Whitestown Municipal Complex. All movies begin at 8 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water are provided at no charge. Movie lineup includes: The Good Dinosaur – Aug. 13; Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip – Sept. 9.

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