Program to focus on Taylor High School
In celebration of Black History Month, Jeffersonville native Flora Clipper will give a presentation at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27. She will discuss the history of Taylor High School, which was located 821 Wall St.
A 1940 graduate of Taylor High School, Clipper also attended Claysburg School and the Lane School in Watson. An exhibit featuring artifacts from Taylor High School will also be on display during Black History Month. Taylor High School operated as a segregated school from 1891-1952. For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org.
Downtown churches sponsor series
The downtown churches of Jeffersonville are using their annual Lenten preaching series and luncheon on the Wednesdays of Lent to address the needs of the community and opportunities for individuals, congregations and their ecumenical ministry network to help.
The series will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at East Market and Walnut streets in Jeffersonville, with the Rev. Gilbert Hubbard of Wall Street United Methodist Church offering the first reflection.
The downtown churches, according to the Rev. Don Summerfield, pastor of First Presbyterian Church and the senior pastor in the downtown alliance, is an ecumenical network of congregations who support one another in ministry in downtown Jeffersonville and who gather several times a year for join worship and service.
The service, which begins each Wednesday at 12:05 p.m., at St. Paul’s, is followed by a luncheon at the church. The cost of lunch is $7 and the proceeds from the lunch will be donated to the Center For Lay Ministries. All are welcome and invited to join us for the service and the conversation over lunch that follows. For more information call 812 282-1108.
Deadline for NAHS hall of fame nears
The New Albany High School Hall of Fame committee will soon meet to begin the selection process for the class of 2012. The deadline submit someone’s name for consideration is Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Forms may be obtained from New Albany High School, 1020 Vincennes St., New Albany. Return nominations to the school in care of the Hall of Fame Committee.
Rotary accepting grant applications
The Rotary Club of New Albany has released the call for grant applicants. This year, they have an improved application process engineered to make applying simpler and more straightforward.
New Albany Rotary focuses on funding grants based upon six areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education, and economic and community development. Applicants must serve Floyd County and the grants range from $250 to $2,000. Applications are available on the club’s website at www.rcna.us. Contact John Newbanks, grants chair by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 502-599-7139 if you prefer to have an application mailed or faxed to you.
The deadline for submission is Wednesday, Decisions will be made by March 21.
Blood drive Monday at Sam’s
Sam’s Food & Spirits will host a community blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at 3800 Payne Koehler Road, New Albany.
Calumet Club hosting bridal show
For the seventh year running, New Albany’s Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring St., will host its premiere bridal show. The event is from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Admission is free, but registration is required.
The show will feature more than 30 different vendors providing wedding services such as catering, photography, videography, formal wear, limousine, wedding cakes and floral arrangements to help couples prepare for the big day. Additional details are available by calling 812-949-1611. Make your wedding day a dream come true.
Apply for Girls State
Four area high school junior girls will be selected by the William Zeb Longest American Legion Auxiliary, Floyds Knobs, to attend Girls State to be held this summer at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
Except for a $20 application fee, there is no cost to the delegate for this entire week while they experience government in action. Participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and responsibilities of a U. S. citizen; run for political office and are elected to various city, county and state governments; and participate in legislative sessions, court proceedings, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.
Interested youth should ask their school counselors for an application, as any high school junior is eligible to make application. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1 and it must be returned to Jacque Singleton, Girls State Chairman, 4530 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs, 47119. For more information, call 812-923-0923 or Ann Carr at 812-923-9863.
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