News and Tribune

June 20, 2013



Celebrate George Rogers Clark

The Falls of the Ohio State Park will celebrate the life and times of George Rogers Clark this weekend, June 22 and 23.

George Rogers Clark Days will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the George Rogers Clark Home Site, 1102 W. Harrison Ave., Clarksville. 

Wes and Donna Griffin will perform period music on the hammered dulcimer from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Re-enactors portraying members of the Clark Family and 18th- and 19th-century militiamen, surveyors and frontiersmen will appear throughout the event. The event also will include atlatl throwing (Indian spear throwing), vendors with period crafts, speakers, musicians, children’s activities and more. 

Special tours of the Clark and McGee cabins and gardens will be given. The McGee cabin was the home of Ben and Venus McGee who were indentured servants to General Clark. The cabin represents one of the first freed-slave communities in the Northwest Territory, named Guinea Bottoms, which was built around 1812.

The Clark Home Site is part of the Falls of the Ohio State Park,  201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville,  For more information and to make a group reservation, call 812- 280-9970.



Casting women holding dinner

The Women’s Auxiliary of the Clark County Casting and Conservation Club is sponsoring a steak dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22,  at the Clubhouse, Conservation Drive, Utica. 

The tickets are on sale at the club for $13 each and include steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, roll and drink. Homemade desserts will be available for purchase. There will be music in the bar area.



Democrat Women’s Club to meet

The Floyd County Democrat Women will meet to discuss the reorganization of the women’s club at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the 40 & 8 Voiture Club, 221 Albany St., New Albany.

Changes to the bylaws will also be reviewed and discussed. The meeting is open to the public and all Democrat women are encouraged to join in on the conversation. For more information go to


FMH hosts annual Baby Fair

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services’ annual Baby Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22, in the hospital’s main lobby. 

If you are expecting a new addition to the family, or just considering it, discover valuable resources and information all in one place. Meet obstetricians and a certified nurse midwife, local pediatricians, birth doulas, lactation consultants and certified pregnancy and infant massage therapists. Visit nearly 40 booths featuring hospital and community resources and baby specialty stores, and take a guided tour of the Floyd Memorial Birthing Center. Take home helpful information, great giveaways and register for fantastic door prizes. 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Quartet to perform at church

Smith & Co. Quartet will be in concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at New Beginnings Community Church, 104 Wooded Valley Dr., New Albany. 

A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call 812-951-3904 or 812-923-8900.


Culbertson Baptist fundraiser set

Culbertson Baptist Church, 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany, will be hosting a shredding fundraiser from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in the front parking lot of the church. 

A $5 donation will be accepted. Money raised from the shredding event will help fund a mission trip for the church’s youth. For more information call 812-786-1651.



Annual alumni banquet set

The New Washington High School Alumni Association annual banquet will be Saturday, June 22 in James Matthews Gymnasium at New Washington Middle School, 226 Ind. 62, New Washington.

This year’s theme is “Return to Camelot.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with the banquet beginning at 7 p.m.. Handicapped parking will be in front of the school with all other parking on the side and back of the building.

For more information, call 812-293-3368.



Fundraiser to benefit animals

The Animal Protection Association is sponsoring the 12th-annual Paws for a Cold Wet Nose event from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Jeffersonville.

There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet, cash beer and wine bar, a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and Lamont Gillispie blues band will be playing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $30 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 502-724-6142.

Proceeds will benefit the Animal Protection Association of Jeffersonville, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 animal shelter. Also, APA is in need of volunteers and foster homes for cats and dogs. Call 812-283-6555 or visit for more information.