CASA seeks volunteers
ANDERSON — East Central Indiana Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will begin a child advocacy summer training class on June 30.
The training will be held in the third floor conference room at the Citizens Plaza Key Bank Building. The summer training class will include independent study, classroom education and courtroom observation time. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 21 years, and a full police and child welfare background check will be done on each potential volunteer.
CASA volunteers are the voice in the court for abused and neglected children. A CASA volunteer thoroughly examines a child’s case and makes recommendations to the Judge. Volunteers are trained to advocate, evaluate, and monitor a child’s case with respect to what is in the best interest of the child.
There is a great need for volunteers in Madison County. Presently Madison County needs approximately 130 new volunteer advocates to assign to children on a waiting list.
Information: Traci Barber, (765) 649-7215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Roadhouse hosts rib eating contest
ANDERSON — A police vs. firefighter rib eating contest is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 at Texas Roadhouse, 2115 S. Scatterfield Road. Prior to the contest, there will be a fire truck on display and a K-9 visit.
The contest is a fundraiser, with the police raising funds for Man 4 Man Ministries and the firefighters raising funds for the county's fire rescue houses.
Garden Club meets Monday
ANDERSON — The Pendleton Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Conservation Building in Falls Park, 520 Falls Park Drive.
The program will be "Inviting Wildlife with Natives" by Nate Faris, Certified Master Arborist President, Faris Tree Consulting.
The public is invited. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.
Family Literacy Night returns to APL
ANDERSON — The Anderson Public Library, 111 E. 12th St., will hold a Family Literacy Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 in the Cardinal Room. Families will enjoy a free summer supper, games, and activities together. Each child will receive a free book.
To register, please visit www.andersonlibrary.net/events or contact Children’s Services at 765-641-2448.