Zionsville in brief — November 21, 2017

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BCVC annual meeting – Boone County Voices for Change will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville. State Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) and State Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) will speak. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with BCVC committees, socialize and connect with representatives of other local advocacy groups, including Planned Parenthood, Hoosier Environmental Council, Better Indiana, Common Cause and the Muslim Alliance. Registration is encouraged but not required at eventbrite.com/e/bcvc-all-member-meeting-tickets-39298021440.

Vroom job fairs – The new Vroom facility in Whitestown is now open and is hiring more than 75 employees. Vroom is an online used car dealer. Customers can purchase vehicles online and have them delivered to their homes. Vroom will host job fairs from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 14. To see job openings, visit vroom.com/careers.

Winning pumpkin – The Zionsville Professional Firefighters Local 4416 created the top fundraising entry for Pumpkins for a Purpose, organized by Akard True Value in Boone Village. The contest raised more than $575 for 11 local charities as people cast votes for their favorite decorated pumpkin by making donations.

Performance award given – MOBI, a mobility management platform that enables enterprises to centralize, comprehend, and control their device ecosystems, was recently awarded the AOTMP Telecom Management Industry Award for Service Level Performance. The award recognizes the telecom or IT vendor that most consistently achieves and exceeds service level performance.

Thanksgiving Day run/walk – A new run/walk will make its debut on Thanksgiving Day. The inaugural ZGravy Chase is set for Nov. 23.  There are two courses, a 2.5 mile and 4.5 mile loop, with both with start and finish lines on the cobblestone brick street in Downtown Zionsville. Individual registration is $30 before Nov. 15 and family registration, for up to five participants, is $100. Registration includes a dry fit T-shirt.  Prices increase to $35 after November 15. To register and view the course maps, visit bagcoz.org

Lugar Series participants announced – The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series recently kicked-off its 28th year by introducing the 20 Hoosier women who will participate in the program. Laura Brown and Christy Wright, both of Zionsville, were selected for this year’s panel. The Lugar Series’ mission is to increase the number and influence of Republican women in governmental positions at all levels.

Holiday traffic patrols – During the Thanksgiving holiday, local law-enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to spot violations to Indiana’s seat belt and impaired driving laws. Through the weekend after Thanksgiving, expect to see an increase in random patrols, saturation patrols and checkpoints.

Venison donations accepted – Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry would like to remind all hunters and landowners about our deer donation program. Just take your deer in to your local meat processor/butcher shop and tell them you would like to donate it to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program. There is no charge to you! We will pay the processing fees and give this nutritious meat to local hunger relief agencies. For more, visit HoosiersFeedingTheHungry.org.

Volunteer tax preparers needed – United Way of Central Indiana needs volunteers to become tax preparers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program offers online and in-person tax filing services in Marion, Hendricks, Hancock, Morgan and Boone Counties for taxpayers who earned $66,000 or less in 2017. To learn more and sign up to become a volunteer visit, indyfreetaxprep.com.

Leadership program applications open – Boone County Leadership is accepting applications for the 2018 class. BCL is a nine-month program that educates participants about local issues on topics such as agribusiness, the legal system, health and human services, economic development, education and commerce. Applications are due by Nov. 27 and can be completed online at communityfoundationbc.org/community-leadership/boone-county-leadership/.

Winter Wonderland Bash – The Democratic Party of Hamilton County will host Winter Wonderland Bash at 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets start at $50 and include hors d’ouevres, silent auction and more. Dress is cocktail attire. Register at secure.actblue.com/donate/wwbash.

Tri Kappa Santa Breakfast – Tickets are on sale now for the annual Tri Kappa Santa Breakfast, to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 2 on Main Street in Zionsville. Cost is $15 per person and includes breakfast, crafts and activities provided by many Village restaurants and businesses. Visit EventBrite.com to register.

Digital safety series – Zionsville Community Schools presents Parenting in the Digital Age, a series about keeping our kids safe in the digital world. This five-part series will cover such things as safe apps, home wifi security, cyber bullying, online predators and more. The first session is titled App Safety and Securing Your Home Network. It will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 Dec. 6 in the Board Room at the Educational Services Center.

EDC annual breakfast and awards – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation is hosting its annual meeting and awards presentation from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. The keynote address will be given by Tom Easterday, senior vice president of Subaru of Indiana. Cost is $15 for non-members and includes breakfast. Members are free. Visit betterinboone.org/events for more information or to register by Dec. 1.

Father-son breakfast – Fathers and sons are invited to Zionsville All-Pro Dad’s Day Breakfasts. These monthly gatherings provide some father-son quality time while hearing great speakers at the same time. Meetings run from 7 to 8 a.m. at Zionsville Community High School on the following dates: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. Cost is $15 for each father-son pair, $3 for additional guests. RSVP to 317-345-3208.

Park planning meetings – Help the Zionsville Park and Recreation Department plan for the next five years. We have scheduled public input meetings. All meetings are scheduled in the new Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, Room 207, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville. Meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and are being held on Dec. 14, and March 21.

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.

Performance award given – MOBI, a mobility management platform that enables enterprises to centralize, comprehend, and control their device ecosystems, was recently awarded the AOTMP Telecom Management Industry Award for Service Level Performance. The award recognizes the telecom or IT vendor that most consistently achieves and exceeds service level performance.

New ice cream shop to open – Fundae’s Ice Cream is set to open in Whitestown on March 1, 2018. The shop will be located at 7157 E. Whitestown Pkwy. Fundae’s will serve 32 flavors of ice cream and their inventory will rotate. Their ice cream comes straight from Madison, Wisconsin and is a super-premium blend made with real Wisconsin cream, which provides a creamy smooth taste.

New Advisory Council forming – The Indiana Department of Revenue invites tax professionals, attorneys, business stakeholders, advocates and scholars statewide to be considered for appointment to the first-ever Commissioner’s Advisory Council to provide valuable input on tax administration for the state. Twelve members will be selected for two-year appointments. The council will meet quarterly beginning in late January. Applications are available at in.gov/dor/5739.htm and are due by Dec. 1.


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