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Floyd County

June 10, 2013



Bales’ nomination deadline nears

Nominations are due by Friday, June 15, for the Bales’ Humanitarian of the year award. The Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross will honor a recipient from Clark County as well as from Floyd County this year.

Recipients will be honored at an event Aug. 15 at Huber Vineyard, Orchard and Winery. Nomination forms are available at the chapter office located at 1805 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville. You also may call 812-283-8416 or email

Program to help with balance

Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance is a course offered to older adults ages 50 and older in Clark and Floyd counties by the YMCA of Southern Indiana. This course helps older adults improve their balance and reduce their chances of falling.

The 12-week course consists of one hour classes given two times a week. It is offered at the Clark County branch in Jeffersonville on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 19 to Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to noon. This course is also at the Floyd County branch in New Albany on Mondays and Fridays, June 17 to Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is available at the front desk of either branch or online at The cost is $40 for members and $55 for participants.

For more information, call 812-283-9622, ext. 119 or email at


VBS at Wesley Chapel

Vacation Bible school at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church includes a variety of free activities for children and teenagers and even their parents, all focusing on Christian fellowship, learning and fun.

“Gotta Move!” is the theme of this year’s week for all children in the community ages 4 through eighth grade as of this coming school year. VBS will meet at the church, 2100 U.S. 150 in Floyds Knobs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 17 to 20. A closing program will be at 6:30 p.m. that Friday led by the VBS participants and followed by an ice cream social.

Each day will include Bible lessons, crafts, recreation, snacks and music. New this year are a program for middle school students in grades 6, 7 and 8 who will take a field trip to Mount St. Francis that Wednesday; and a parenting class each night for parents of children who attend. It will be led by the Rev. Tony Alstott.

To register, pick up a form in the church office during the week or during Sunday worship times at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Or download a form from the website at and click on the VBS icon. For more details, call Becky Perkins, director of education, at 812-944-2570 Ext. 30.

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