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Floyd County

August 2, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Aug. 3-4

NEW ALBANY

Back-to-School Bash set

Park Christian Church, 2231 Green Valley Road, is hosting a Back-to-School Bash from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 3.

All youth are invited to attend and enjoy bouncing in inflatables, making giant bubbles, playing games like tug-of-war, face painting, puppet performances and more. Along with games, there will be music, hot dogs and popcorn.

Sample Zumba sessions will be provided for adult and youth participation or viewing. Various community activities and services will also be represented to provide information of available assistance and upcoming events.

For more information, contact Park Christian Church at 812-944-9475.

Weigh in on resource concerns

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District invites the public to participate in the fiscal 2014 ranking of local priorities .This meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the district office, 2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 103, New Albany.

The goal is to identify the top 10 natural resource concerns and/or priorities in Floyd County for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will then use these rankings to evaluate and rank all future EQIP and WHIP applications.

For any questions or to make reservations, call 812-945-9936.

JEFFERSONVILLE

Scramble to raise shelter money

The Friends of the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter Annual Golf Scramble to benefit the spay and neuter program will begin with a 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, Monday, Aug. 5, at Jeffersonville Elks Country Club, 1820 Charlestown Pike, Jeffersonville.

Team of four, $400, individual player: $100.

Registration includes green fees, cart, dinner, gift bag, door prizes. Hole sponsors: $100 per hole.

For more information, call Charlie Heavrin 812-282-0071 or email CHeavrin@CityofJeff.net

Neighborhood rekindles food drive

Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association has again issued a food drive challenge for other neighborhoods associations in Clark County.

The drive will end during National Night Out on Aug. 6, with the weigh in to take place at Center For Lay Ministries, 213 E. Maple St. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Normal business hours begin at 9 a.m., but a volunteer will be there early Aug. 7 for those who want to do a drop off food before work.

If your organization would prefer, money can be donated rather than nonperishables with every $4 collected equaling one pound of food. The winning association will receive a tree from Walnut Ridge Nursery to plant in their desired location. Last year, Franklin Commons won the challenge, collecting 392 pounds of food.

For more information about the Center for Lay Ministries, visit centerforlayministries.org or call 812-282-0063.

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