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For families who would like assistance from this year’s Good Cheer Fund, applications must be received today to be considered for a basket.

For more information or to apply, call 736-1722.

Monetary donations will be accepted until the end of December. Donations can be mailed to the Daily Journal, P.O. Box 699, Franklin, IN 46131, or dropped off at 2575 N. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131.

\Butler a cappella group to perform at Indian Creek

Butler University’s all-male a cappella group, Out of the Dawg House, will perform at a local concert Dec. 21.

The concert will be at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of Indian Creek Middle School, 801 W. Indian Creek Drive.

The concert is free and open to the public.

To reserve seating, email lgreenwell@nhj.k12.in.us, or call 878-2144.

Teen Link plans Santa breakfast fundraiser

Teen Link will conduct a fundraiser Saturday at the Amity fire station.

The group is conducting a breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8 to 11 a.m. at the fire station at 3274 S. County Road 550E, Amity.

The event is open to the public. The pancake breakfast also will include coffee, juice and milk.

The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12.

Information: 752-0156.

Recycle old electronics during collection days

Residents can recycle old electronic equipment on two upcoming Saturdays in Franklin.

The Johnson County Recycling District will conduct the collections from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Jan. 26 at its office, 900 Arvin Road, Suite A.

Electronics also can be dropped off during regular hours from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the facility.

People wanting to drop off items are asked to call ahead to make sure someone is there to accept the items. Officials ask that no one leave electronics outside the office when it’s closed.

The following fees apply to televisions: $7.50 for televisions that are 27 inches or smaller; $12.50 for televisions bigger than 27 inches.

The fees can be paid with only cash or check. All other electronics are accepted for free.

Information: 738-2546,


School staff to go bald for leukemia benefit

An Edinburgh school is raising money for leukemia research in honor of the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

East Side Elementary School is raising money in the name of Chuck Pagano in the Chuckstrong campaign.

Each classroom has a bucket where students are encouraged to drop spare change. Staff members competed in a kickball game and charged a donation from students and parents to attend.

If the school reaches its goal of $2,000 by Dec. 21, six staff members will shave their heads. The teacher whose classroom collects the most money will get a Mohawk haircut.

IU group to perform in Center Grove show

The Indiana University a cappella group Another Round will join the Center Grove choral department for its 2012 holiday show today.

The show will start at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road.

The Center Grove choirs also will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The show will include all

Center Grove concert, symphonic and show choirs, the CG Singers, Sound System and Debtones.

They will sing modern holiday tunes as well as traditional seasonal favorites.

Tickets for today’s show, including Another Round, cost $15 per person in advance and $17 at the door. Admission to the Saturday show is $5 per person or $4 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased online at centergrovechoirs.org or in the main office at the high school from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All tickets are general admission.

African drum group to perform at school

An African drum storytelling group will visit Center Grove Middle School Central on Dec. 13.

The ensemble will perform at 1 p.m.

The Griot Drum Ensemble will perform as part of the study of African geography and culture in seventh grade.

The group will present storytelling styles and musical instruments of western Africa.

The performances are interactive, and students will have the opportunity to try instruments, rhythms and dances.

A grant from the Center Grove Education Foundation helped bring the group to the school.

Information: centergrovefoundation.org, storytellersdrum.com

Store seeks donations for animal shelter

Tractor Supply in Franklin will conduct a donation drive throughout December for the Johnson County Animal Shelter.

Donation bins will be set up inside the store, 540 N. Morton St.

Information: 736-3924

Movie about theater for sale at museum

A DVD about the history of Franklin’s Artcraft Theatre is available for sale at the Johnson County Museum of History.

“The Historic Artcraft Theatre of Franklin, Indiana: Celebrating 90 Years of Entertainment” tells the stories of the Artcraft through oral histories, behind-the-scenes tours, vintage photographs and artifacts.

The video segments include profiles of the “Popcorn Lady” Irene Petro, who worked at the concession counter for more than 30 years; and Trueman Rembusch, the colorful owner of the theater in its heyday.

The video also demonstrates the 1950s-era projectors, which are both still used at the theater. The DVD also explores the theater’s historic renovations and current efforts to bring the theater back to its mid-century grandeur.

The DVD was produced for the Johnson County Museum of History by Ange Bolton and Max Albsmeyer.

The cost of the DVD is $10; proceeds benefit the museum and the theater. It can be purchased in the gift shop on the main floor of the museum, 135 N. Main St., Franklin.

Information: JohnsonCountyMuseum.org, 346-4500

Animal rescue team recruiting new members

The Johnson County Emergency Management Agency is recruiting new members for its animal rescue team.

The team rescues pets and farm animals from disaster areas and cares for them until they can be returned to their owners.

Because emergency shelters don’t allow pets, owners can be assured their animals are being cared for until both humans and animals can return home.

For more information about joining, call the county emergency management agency at 736-9064; or email fsutton@co.johnson.in.us. Include your name, phone number and email address.

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