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October 1, 2013



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

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.

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