Zionsville in brief — May 29, 2018


Lion of the Year named – Zionsville Lions Club has selected Dan Dumbauld as Lion of the Year. The members vote by secret ballot for the one member who has contributed the most during the year. Dumbauld is membership chair and master gardener for Lions Park. He also coordinates the vision screening program with local schools, among other things.

Finance challenge – ZCHS business students recently competed in the 2018 Indiana Personal Finance Challenge. The competition tests students’ money management skills and knowledge. The state champion was a team from ZCHS, consisting of:  Tyler Thimjon, Jeremy Chiang, Alex Perry, and Ayrton Birnbaum. 

Business students compete – The ZCHS Chapter of Business Professionals of America recently competed at the 2018 National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. Placing in the top ten were: Katie Anderson in Human Resources; Kimberly Bayless in Fundamental Word; Ashley Lonsinger in Interview Skills, and Jenna Marron in Administrative Support Research. Also, the Small Business Team of Anderson, Vita Frohlich, Claudia Gehan, and Annie Hockel became the first-ever team from ZCHS to participate at Nationals, earning a top five rank. 

New Lions Club member – Jim Barber of Zionsville, owner of Housewurks Construction and  Ocean Seven marathon swimmer, was a guest speaker at the  ZLC last September and has recently joined the club as a new member. Anyone with an interest in the Zionsville Lions Club may call 317- 873-5540. 

Nature grants awarded – Zion Nature Center has received a $4,887 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support two hands-on, science-focused initiatives: Traveling Teacher Trunks and Nature Play Days. Traveling Trunks are lendable trunks filled with nature resources for teachers to use. Nature Play Days will be free events held in June. For more, visit Zionsville-in.gov.

Tri Kappa scholarship winners – The Zionsville Zeta Sigma chapter of Tri Kappa has selected its 2018 scholarship winners. Olivia Shank was selected to receive the $1,000 Alumni Scholarship, awarded to a former Zionsville high school student who already is enrolled in college. Emma Bellefuil, Abby Nolan and Anna Pappas, all seniors at Zionsville Community High School, will each receive a $1,000 High School Scholarship.

Bill to help library passes – A bill that now will help Zionsville Public Library has passed the General Assembly said State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel). HEA 1316 minimizes the burden of calculating and remitting sales tax, which can prevent public libraries from creating their own income through item sales. This income reduces the amount of local taxes libraries need to collect.

Free Constitution sessions – The Constitution Party will host a series of free sessions on the Constitution. Sessions will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from now through July at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St., Zionsville. Nick Frecker will lead the series and will be using The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the sessions.

Theater Thursdays – Boone County Senior Services, Inc. brings back Theater Thursdays on the third Thursday of each month with a special morning movie at the Lebanon 7 Theater, 1600 N. Lebanon St. for those ages 60 and over. The cost is $1/person and includes a breakfast snack. Upcoming movies include: June 21 – Collateral Beauty; July 19 – A Dog’s Purpose. For more, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Parks programs – Mommy and Me Camp, 9 to 11 a.m. June 22 or July 13, Zion Nature Center. With mom by our side, we’ll discover who lives in our backyard and explore outside with all our senses. You may only sign your child up for one Mommy & Me Camp. Register at ZionNatureCenter.org.

Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel, is offering this program from 9 to 11 a.m. May 30. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Cost is $15. For more, visit chauciesplace.org.

Rural preservation award nominations – Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2018 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. The nomination form is available at bit.ly/ArnoldAward18, or by contacting Tommy Kleckner at Indiana Landmarks, 812-232-4534, tkleckner@indianalandmarks.org. Deadline for nominations is June 15.

Serve Indiana awards – Nominations are being accepted for the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence. Categories include volunteerism, youth volunteerism, corporate service award and several others. Nominations are due by June 29. For more information, visit IN.gov and type Serve Indiana in the search box.

Cycling for Survivors – 2018 Cops Cycling for Survivors is a group that will bike nearly 1,000 miles over thirteen days in July to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The group also raises funds for families of the fallen officers. The first leg of the trip will begin July 9 in Indianapolis and continue to Columbus. For a full schedule, visit copscycling4survivors.com.

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.

Newcomers Club  Newcombers Club of Carmel, a non-profit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit carmelnewcomers.com or call 317-564-8349

Spend time with veterans – Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation is looking for volunteers for our new community center at 964 N. Pennsylvania St. These volunteers would spend time with our veterans by playing games, watching television, fellowshipping with them and more. To volunteer, call 317-951-0688.

Transportation discussions – INDOT will host an open house session, where transportation-related topics will be informally discussed. INDOT team members will be available to address questions from the public and solicit input. The session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 25 at Ivy Tech, 2535 N. Capital Ave., Indianapolis.

Skill UP grant awarded – Health & Science Innovations Network has received a $900,000 grant to be used for developing the talent supply chain in several counties including Hamilton County and Boone County. The grants are from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development as part of its Skill UP program to develop a stronger workforce throughout the state.

Free water safety classes – The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is offering dozens of free Safety Around Water classes from May 29 through July 5 at five YMCAs. Classes are open to the public and for children in low-income households. Locations participating in the program include the Jordan Y, Witham Y in Lebanon, Ransburg Y, Hendricks Regional Health Y and Irsay Family Y. Call participating locations to register.

New VP named – Zionsville resident Dr. Barry Freeman was recently named the first Vice President, Chief Clinical Integration Officer at Hendricks Regional Health. He brings with him 20 years of primary care experience in the Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group as a board-certified pediatrician and internal medicine physician. 

Caregiver support – The Metro Indy Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday every month at Amore Pizzeria in Boone Village, Zionsville. Come half an hour early for socializing and a late lunch. Zionsville resident Mary Milberger has been trained by the Lewy Body Dementia Association. For more information, contact her at MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or by phone between 1 and 10 p.m. at 601-909-5399.

Teen girls’ workshops – The Cabin will offer a series of summer workshops for adolescent and teen girls to help them develop skills for managing anxiety and depression. Topics include conflict resolution, setting boundaries, managing social media, self esteem and more. For more information, call 317-873-8140 or email allisonm@thecabin.org.

Memorial Fund donations made – Owners of three Zionsville restaurants presented a check for $2750 to Boone County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Tony Harris as a donation to the Deputy Jacob Pickett Memorial Fund. The restaurants, Cobblestone, Rush on Main and Bites, each held promotions where proceeds from their events were designated for the Memorial Fund.

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