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Community Briefs

GiddyUp Junction VBS

Grace Baptist Church is having Giddyup Junction Vacation Bible School for kids from kindergarten to 6th grade from 6-8:30 p.m. July 7 -11 at 900 S Maish Road in Frankfort. There will be a free meal for those attending at 5:30 p.m. each night.

Center Stage Creative Arts Camp

Frankfort Camp Ministries’ Center Stage Creative Arts Camp for students entering grades 5-12 will be July 1-6 at 1058 W. Freeman St. in Frankfort. Cost for the week-long camp is $150. A limited amount of money is available for campers to receive a full or partial scholarship based on need. Center Stage Creative Arts Camp desires to minister through dramatic and imaginative use of music, photography, creative writing, costume creation, stage theater production and much more. Contact Julie McBee at mcbeejulie@yahoo.com or 317-217-0448 for more information.

Legacy Family Camp

Frankfort Camp Ministries will host Legacy Family Camp from July 7-14 at 1058 E. Freeman St. in Frankfort. Cost for the week-long camp range from $50 to $180 depending on the camp’s range of lodging options. For reservations or more information, call Don McDowell at 459-5814.

Roar! VBS

First Church of the Nazarene hosts Roar! Vacation Bible School for children ranging from 2 years of age to 6th grade will be July 18-21 at 2056 E. Wasnash St. in Frankfort. The VBS will be 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday. One hundred free backpacks with school supplies will be given to the first 100 children to register and attend VBS. For more information, call the First Church of the Nazarene at 654-6387.

Casual Courtyard Worship

St. Matthew United Methodist Church will be offering a casual outdoor worship service on Sunday mornings in June and July at 11 a.m. Come in your shorts and flip-flops, or whatever is comfortable, and join us in the beautiful natural setting of the west courtyard for fellowship, prayer, scripture and a life message. Enter through the front doors at 1951 Wilshire Dr., Frankfort. All are welcome! In inclement weather the service will move inside to Room 16. For further information, call 654-5575 or go to our website at www.stmatthewfrankfort.com.

MHSAA Scholarships

The Mulberry High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce their 2019-2020 academic scholarship program. This is the 12th consecutive year that the association has offered monetary awards to students who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, a positive work ethic and some degree of financial need. The scholarships are for individuals who have successfully completed at least their first year of studies at an accredited Indiana vocational, 2-, 3- or 4-year college or university. MHSAA scholarships are limited to undergraduate studies only. The applicant must have been a resident of Madison Township in Clinton County when they finished their high school education or home school equivalence. Applications are available at the Mulberry Community Library reference desk. Completed applications, including supporting documentation, must be mailed to MHSAA Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 612, Mulberry, IN 46058-0612 no later than June 30.

Flag drop-off moved to VFW

Moved out of Veterans Park after fire destroyed the adjacent property at 50 W. Washington St. in Frankfort, the flag drop-off box is now located in the lobby of VFW Post 1110 at 309 N Main Street in Frankfort. The drop-off box is for flags that need to be retired.

Rock steady boxing now offered at the Y

In partnership with Witham Health Services, the Clinton County Family YMCA is offering Rock Steady Boxing to people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Though it may seem surprising, this non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine is dramatically improving the ability of people with Parkinson’s to live independent lives. The program is offered at the Y on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-1:15 p.m. To learn more about the program please call the Y at 654-9622.

Mulberry Stone Soup Food Pantry

The Mulberry Stone Soup Food Pantry is open each month on the third Monday (4-6 p.m.) and the third Tuesday (9-11 a.m.) in the Faye Snyder Resource Center, 114 N. Main Street, Mulberry. The pantry is open to residents of Madison Township and/or members of the three sponsoring churches: Mulberry United Methodist Church, Trinity Church of Mulberry and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at Mulberry Library, one of the sponsoring churches or during open food pantry hours.

Geetingsville Telephone Company offers assistance

Geetingsville Telephone Company offers a low-income assistance program for its telephone or DSL internet customers, Lifeline Assistance. Any customer who meets the eligibility criteria of income at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and live within the Geetingsville Telephone Company’s service area is eligible for participation in this program. A customer may also qualify by being a participant in one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit, or Tribal Programs. For more information on eligibility and application procedures, please contact our office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 258-3111 or log on to USAC.org website under Lifeline.

Now enrolling for preschool and child care

The Clinton County Family YMCA’s early learning program, Learning Ladder Early Learning Preschool and Child Care is a combination of child care with preschool program. Openings are available in the 3-, 4- and 5-year old classrooms. The program is offered daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however, care is available 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The curriculum Learning Ladder uses is research-based Creative Curriculum. The comprehensive research based curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity and lifelong critical-thinking skills. This curriculum was chosen because it focuses on the skills and knowledge that are most important for helping your child to be successful in school. Throughout the year, the Creative Curriculum for Preschool will help plan learning experiences that are just right for your child, so that he or she can make progress at his or her own pace.