News and Tribune

December 20, 2012




Mardi Gras bash coming Feb. 9

Goodwill Southern Indiana’s Mardi Gras Bash 2013 will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, 11999 Casino Center Drive SE, Elizabeth.

Featured will be live Dixieland Jazz performed by Market Street Stompers, silent and live auction, magician and juggler, raffle, dinner buffet and cash bar.

Tickets are $75 each and sponsorships and tables of eight are available.

For more information call 812-207-2316.

Winter Break Camp at the YMCA

Gaining new experiences and making new friends are just some of the benefits of participating in the YMCA of Southern Indiana’s Wild West Winterland: Winter Break Camp Dec. 24 to Jan. 4.

As winter break approaches, the YMCA of Southern Indiana reminds parents that day camp is a unique and invaluable experience for children to learn outside of school and develop new skills. Amidst the fun of games, songs, swimming and field trips, campers will meet new friends.

There will be no camp on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

Financial assistance to cover the cost of Winter Break Camp is available to those in need. To learn more about our winter break camp, visit or contact our School-Age Child Care Director Meredith Clipp-Rodriquez, at 812-283-9622 x115 or email at


City Pride placing luminaries

Jeffersonville’s City Pride will be placing luminaries along Riverside Drive on Sunday, Dec. 23.

They will be put in place at 2 and will be lit around 5, beginning at the Overlook and going west from there.

City Pride would like to invite anyone who would like to participate, to join us in the placement and the lighting of these luminaries. If you are unable to help, come down to the river and enjoy the beauty of 500 luminaries lighting up Riverside Drive.


Presentation to cover Holy Land visit

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library will once again be hosting the co-pastors of Jeffersonville’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Donald B. Hill and the Rev. Nancy Woodworth-Hill from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 25. They will be presenting part two of their recent Holy Land trip, which will cover Israel and Jordan.

Their presentation will include the following: Bethany Beyond the Jordan; Madaba; Mount Nebo; Scythopolis; the Dead Sea & Qumran; Shepherds’ Fields and The Church of the Nativity (Bethlehem); and various sites in Jerusalem.

For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit

Moore available to visit neighborhoods

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore is reminding residents he will once again be available in the new year to visit with them at their neighborhood’s meetings.

“We need to get the word out because many of our residents are still not aware that I am available to attend these meetings,” Moore said in a press release. “In 2012, I was able to meet with residents of more than 20 of our neighborhoods. I want to continue to keep the lines of communication open and get even more people involved in 2013."

The neighborhood meetings allow residents of the city to discuss issues, ask questions or find out more information about the issues important to their part of the city, the release said.

To schedule Mayor Moore to attend a meeting for your neighborhood,  contact Rick Lovan at


Santa Claus coming to fire museum

Santa Claus will visit the Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, 411 E. Spring St., New Albany, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

He will be on a vintage fire truck — a 1922 Model T — and children will be able to sit on the seat next to him. Parents can take free pictures or have a photo taken for $5.

Admission on Saturday will be free for children when accompanied by a paid adult.

For more information call 812-948-8711 or email