God’s Bright Treasures Ministry is collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes to raise funds for our center, to help those in need and to keep shoes from going into the landfills.
We are asking for the community’s help to accomplish this.
We have already collected 2,600 pairs so far!
God’s Bright Treasures is a non-profit child care facility in Bright, Indiana.
We have a shoe collection box at the business of Quality Auto Mart at 7307 St. Rd. 46 E., Batesville, IN 47041 or they can bring their shoes to our location at 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025.
Please clean out your unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate
If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you may
contact Karen Stall or Mary Ann Cannon by phone at 812-637-6830 or email
Karen@godsbrighttreasures.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway.
Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood!
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Places to donate:
Deck Your House
Holiday House Decorating Contest
How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd.
Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m.
Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m.
Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St.
Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St.
Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129
1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry)
Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI.
JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Achieving Net-Zero energy goal
Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN. The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Closed Sunday.
To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website: www.jenningslib.org
The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes.
The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals.
“This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world. Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board. “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.”
746 high-efficiency solar panels have been installed on the library’s rooftop and a solar powertracking system was installed on the main entrance.
The energy efficient indoor and outdoor lighting project will use LED technology to replace fluorescent and HID fixtures throughout the library. The financial benefit will be reduction in energy costs and longer lamp life.
“It is our objective, as well as others, to become more green,” said Mary Hougland, Library Director. This is about saving money, and planning for the future, but also a community statement. We hope this initiative will catch on and help the entire community.”
Over the last 12 months Jennings County Public Library has worked with Johnson Melloh Solutions and Harmon Construction to achieve net zero status.
The energy savings project was financed using a 15 year 3% bond issue. The yearly bond payment will be paid for by the reduction in utility cost each year. The public will have no tax increase and Johnson Melloh Solutions guaranteed the savings
“We want to thank Jennings County for being so aggressive on the move to becoming more self-sustainable and Duke Energy in allowing us to utilize their net metering renewable energy program”, stated Kurt Schneider, Vice President and Partner of Johnson Melloh Solutions. “Johnson Melloh Solutions is very excited to be such an integral part of this project and allowing us to utilize our expertise in energy savings projects and the use of renewable energy to achieve the net zero goal with no tax increase to the public. Without the vision of the Board, Administration and Committees for a Greener and Cleaner Building concept this project would not have been possible.”
Franklin County Ministerial Association’s Annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4025 Highland Center Road, (Klemme’s Corner) Brookville
All are invited to attend.
St. Andrews Health Campus is hosting a bake sale to benefit Safe Passage, Inc.
Stop by for sweet and savory treats to add to your Thanksgiving holiday celebration.
For questions please call (812) 934-5090.
On Wednesday, November 26th the Batesville Food Pantry will be closed as this is the day before Thanksgiving.
Tri County Coonhunters will host a stillboard and trap shoot
Prizes will be Meat and Money!
Southeastern Indiana YMCA is having its 4th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k run/walk or 10k run
You can have both food and fitness on Thanksgiving!
While your turkey is cooking come exercise and have fun with family and friends!
Registration is at 7:15 a.m.
Begins at 8 a.m.
“Leftover” awards given inside after the event. Proceeds go toward after school programs for the youth in our community at the YMCA.
Turkey Trot Flyer: Turkey Trot
Gobble Wobble 5-K–Feeding the Hungry
The North Dearborn and Sunman Food Pantries are in need of help feeding the hungry in the local area.
All proceeds from the 5-K go to the pantries.
Visit www.gobblewobble5k.webs.com or Facebook: Gobble Wobble 5k- Feeding the Hungry