Church hosts blessing of pets
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 Charlestown Road, New Albany, will be celebrating a service of Blessing of the Pets. In this special service the church will remember that God created and cares about our pets as well as the rest of creation.
The service will take place is the shelter house next to the church parking lot. It’s a casual service so pets need not be in dresses and ties. All pets are welcome.
Jacobs Chapel will also be collecting supplies for the New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter. Donations will be accepted along with paper towels, bleach, liquid dish soap, liquid laundry soap, peanut butter, gently used towels and blankets, dog/cat toys, and dog/cat collars.
For more information, call 812-944-8017 or visit our website at www.jacobschapel.com
Meet and mingle at library
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host its monthly midday meet and mingle at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Strassweg Auditorium, 180 W. Spring St. Learn how to manage diabetes and meal planning from the Joslin Diabetes Center.
For more information call the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.
Realty company hosts contest
Re/Max One (formerly Harrison Realty) is sponsoring a home decoration contest, open to all homes in Floyd County. It may be either owned or rented by the person who enters the contest. An apartment building will be a single entry.
The theme for the harvest homecoming is “Harvest of History.” Entries will be judged on originality, use of colors and overall appearance. The decisions of the judges are final. Entry deadline is Oct. 12 at noon, with judging on Oct. 12.
Prizes will be first place, plaque and a free hone spraying by Black Diamond Termite and Pest Control of New Albany; second place, plaque and five gallons of paint provided by Sherwin Williams of New Albany; third place, plaque and carpet cleaning by Servicemaster Restoration of New Albany.
Entry forms can be picked up at Re/Max One, 4209 Charlestown Road, New Albany, or call Gloria at 812-944-1111 or 502-836-8879.
Valley Days festival, 5K set
Borden Valley Days Festival annual 5K walk/run will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 at Borden Community Park.
The cost for the event is $15 for early registration or $20 day of the race. For more information or registration forms, visit bordenindiana.com or pacersandracers.com. Call 812-967-2234 or visit the Borden website for more information.
Nuts for philanthropy
The women of the Jeffersonville chapter of Tri Kappa, an only-in-Indiana philanthropic organization, are selling nuts and related treats to raise proceeds that will be plowed back into worthwhile causes in Clark County over the next few months.
The 40 women of this active chapter have specialized in selling nuts, pecans in particular, for many years. Most items are priced under $10 per 1-pound bag. To learn about the pecans, black walnuts, cashews, malt balls and other items for sale, contact committee co-chairs Joris Kramer at 812-283-9359 or MaryJo Steed at 812-288-8692. The deadline to place orders is Oct. 10; delivery is expected in mid-November.
Raise funds for Healing Rooms
“You are a miracle”, the doctor told Susie after a long bout with cancer that riddled much of her body. He continued on to say, “you are healed.”
Susie will be sharing her testimony of God’s grace and healing power Oct. 4 at the River’s Edge Healing Rooms, 801 E. Lewis and Clark Blvd., Clarksville, (behind the Green Tree Mall in old Green Tree Theater.) It’s a fund-raising dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.. Susie will be speaking during this time.
Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 6 to 13 years of age.
Advanced tickets are available by calling Pat Sekanic 270-339-8209 or emailing email@example.com
Fall Festival planned
Westminster Healthcare will sponsor a Fall Festival, 4 to 10 p.m.., Oct. 17, at the Healthcare facility, 2210 Green Tree North, Clarksville.
Kids costume contest judging will begin at 7:30 p.m. and adult costume judging at 7:45 p.m. Gift cards will be awarded for scariest, funniest and most original costumes. Activities will include a haunted forest hayride, cake walk, Blue Grass concert, old time flea market, corn hole, face painting and much more.
All proceeds will benefit Christmas 2013.
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