Dunk the mayor, for a good cause

Dunk the mayor, others at festival for a good cause

Greenwood residents looking to soak Mayor Mark Myers, high school quarterback Seth Gallman and other noteworthy local residents will have their chance at Saturday’s Freedom Festival.

And all for a good cause.

The Kiwanis Club of Greenwood will host its annual dunk tank fundraiser again this year. The event raises money for the club’s scholarship efforts, providing three $1,000 scholarships to local students.

To make the tank more appealing, the club has lined up a schedule of well-known people as their dunking victims. From figures such as Myers and councilman Ezra Hill to Greenwood Community High School band director John Morse to Northeast Elementary School nurse Christy Cook, people can look in their eyes when they send them into the chilly water.

The cost of the dunk tank is $5 for three balls to throw. For $20, people can automatically dunk whomever is in the tank.

The Kiwanis booth will be located near the family stage in Craig Park.

Gleaner’s mobile pantry making 2 local stops

Gleaner’s Mobile Food Pantry will be at a local church this month.

Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. County Road 300S, will host the food pantry from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at rtrares@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2727.