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Sorority welcomes two new members

GREENFIELD – The Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi recently initiated two new members: Annie Hensley and Tecia Pruitt.

Hensley, of Anderson, is a legacy member of Psi Iota Xi, meaning her mother is also a member. She is a student at Ivy Tech working toward an associate degree in business administration with a certificate in human resources management. She is set to graduate in May 2024. She is married to Garrett, and they have one dog, Dundie. She was nominated and sponsored for membership by Tracie Belongia, her mother.

Pruitt, of Greenfield, is the vice president of operations with Pruitt Farms. Pruitt is married to Jeff, and she has a stepson, Dustin, and grandchildren, Grayson and Blakely. The Pruitt Family is big supporters of 4-H. Pruitt has supported several nonprofit organizations and is active with Eden United Methodist Church. She was nominated and sponsored for membership by Mickie Hansen.

“We are honored to welcome Annie and Tecia into our sisterhood,” said Deidre Low, chapter president. “Annie is the sixth legacy member active in our chapter, which is exciting. Tecia is an awesome lady who keeps us laughing!”

The Upsilon chapter is also selling mums from Sunnyside Greenhouses. The flowers sell for $10.50 each and come in red, orange, yellow, purple, and white. The mums are in a 9-inch pot, and they are about 18 inches across and 14 to 18 inches tall. To order, contact Katie Ottinger by Sept. 1 at 317-318-8313 (call or text).

Psi Iota Xi is a women’s philanthropic organization with chapters throughout the midwestern United States. Contact Ottinger for more information on joining.

Chamber meeting on education center

GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will delve into the proposed Hancock County Innovation and Education Center at its upcoming meeting.

The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield. Alaina Shonkwile of The Veridus Group is the speaker; food provided by Onsite Caterer. Register by Sept. 8 at; cost is $15.

Homemakers to sponsor local events

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Extension Homemakers is involved in upcoming community events.

The club is sponsoring an informative program on human trafficking, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Hancock County Public Library. Heather Maravilla from the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program will be presenting at the event; visit to register.

The Country Vintage Market is scheduled for Nov. 4. Contact Vickie Ramsey at 317-753-4144 to secure a space.

Shrine Club to host meeting

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Shrine Club will host its August meal and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Hancock County Fraternal Order of Police, 400 E. Davis Road, Greenfield. Reserve a spot by Aug. 18 to President Scott Harvey, text or voicemail 317-371-4821 or [email protected].

Dress exhibit continues through October

GREENFIELD — The display of Edwardian dresses made by Hancock County ladies in the first decades of the 20th Century will remain on display in the Chapel Museum in Riley Park through mid-October.

These long summer-weight dresses were machine-stitched and hand-sewn at home from fine white cotton fabrics and machine laces purchased in local stores. Dainty and delicate by design, they were made for special occasions such as high-school graduations; many are seen in the historic class photographs in the museum’s upstairs meeting room.

Lawn & Lace tells the story of a new century introducing women to a changing world. These were the teens who would become typists and learn to drive; these were the wives and mothers who would see WWI begin and battle the 1918 Influenza at home. The exhibit offers glimpses of their view of Greenfield’s Main Street in 1908 and their vision of high fashion in the women’s magazines of the era.

The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $3 for adults. Special tours may be arranged by calling 317-403-3988

A short video about the preparation of Lawn & Lace is linked to YouTube at

NARFE meeting coming up

RUSHVILLE – An upcoming meeting of the national Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will take place in Rushville.

The meeting is at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.

Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter members stopped to visit the Madonna of the Trail recently in Richmond. Submitted photo

Knightstown DAR travels, plans upcoming events

KNIGHTSTOWN – The Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution traveled to Richmond, Indiana for an August outing. Nine members and seven spouses toured the Wayne County Historical Museum and Model T Museum. They also made a stop at Glen Miller Park to check out the newly renovated “Madonna of the Trail” statue, affectionately known as Pearl.

Five MHD Chapter members recently attended the Central East District Meeting in Metamora. The chapter received four certificates of recognition from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution during Continental Congress in Washington D.C. Two handmade quilts were presented to the American Indians Chairperson; 25 quilts were donated throughout Indiana. Quilts will be delivered to students attending the DAR supported Chemawa Indian School in Oregon.

Chapter officers met at Knightstown’s Carey Center on Aug. 8. They presented a monetary donation for the upcoming Knightstown (Carnegie) Library renovation.

“The Wall That Heals” will be on display at Dietrich Park in Middletown, Indiana August 24-27. Major Hugh Dinwiddie members will be on site for a “Welcome Home” event from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Vietnam era veterans will be given a free copy of “A Time to Honor.” Sergeant Sammy Davis will be the speaker at the opening ceremony.

The MHD chapter’s next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 2 at Knightstown Christian Church; prospective members are welcome.

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