Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News


July 1, 2014

Hawthorne Community Center and The Workingman's Friend join forces

Hawthorne Community Center and The Workingman’s Friend have come together to celebrate and honor a community woman in a fund raising event.

Two long-time Westside institutions, The Workingman’s Friend and Hawthorne Community Center, are joining forces in honor of the late Mary Alice Gill-Stamatkin.

Gill-Stamatkin was owner of The Workingman’s Friend for many years. Her recipes are still used today. Mary Alice would have turned 81 years of age in July.

The public is welcome to attend the fund raising event from 5 to 8 p.m. July 11, at The Workingman’s Friend, 234 N Belmont Avenue. The suggested minimum donation is $20 per person, with each person getting free food including: hamburgers, fries, onion rings, iced tea and lemonade, and cash bar.

The funds will be used to name the renovated kitchen at Hawthorne Community Center the Mary Alice Gill-Stamatkin Kitchen.

“Hawthorne is a multipurpose community center that has served the Westside for more than 90 years,” Executive Director Diane Arnold said. “It’s about the neighborhood; we have early childhood and senior citizens programs, before and after school programs and we have 150 children for the summer in the summer day camp where we focus on academics.”

Hawthorne also helps people find jobs, provides emergency assistance and helps families become financially stable.

“It’s a well-rounded place,” Arnold said. “Our current building is 35 years old and needs a total renovation. This $3.5 million campaign will do a renovation, plus add about 10,000 additional square feet for additional programs.”

They have raised about $2.6 million so far with the help of individuals, United Way and their honorary campaign chair, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers.

Donations to the Mary Alice Gill-Stamatkin Kitchen fund will be matched by the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Fund.

Marilyn Shank has been working with Hawthorne Community Center on their capital campaign, and she says now they need to get the community involved.

Text Only
  • WSF 7-22 news wife killer Man in custody for murdering his wife At about 8:11 a.m. Sunday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were sent to 5702 Laurel Hall Drive after a 911 call of a disturbance with a person injured. When officers arrived they found a female inside the house with head

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 7-15 news fire training 4 [Duplicate] Firefighter recruits train in condemned buildings The classroom heated up this week for firefighter recruits as they moved into the final states of training: live fire.The Wayne Township Fire Department is hosting the training this week at a set of abandoned buildings on the city’s west side.Mike Pr

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 7-15 news brewery pic 1 Upland Brewery wins awards at Ind. State Fair Brewers' Cup Upland Brewing Company took home all the big awards in the professional division of the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup competition over the weekend.The Bloomington brewery was named Indiana Brewery of the Year and Grand Champion Brewery of the Year.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 7-15 news airman burial 1 Fallen airman returns to Indiana after six decades ELWOOD — Unchecked tears rolled down Paul Martin’s lined face as he clutched the hand of a U.S. Air Force servicewoman who handed him a handwritten note at the graveside service for his older brother.The note said simply that it was an honor to atten

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 7-15 news fire training 3 Firefighter recruits train in condemned buildings The classroom heated up this week for firefighter recruits as they moved into the final states of training: live fire.The Wayne Township Fire Department is hosting the training this week at a set of abandoned buildings on the city’s west side.Mike Pr

    July 14, 2014 4 Photos

  • HCF 7-12 news USO pic 2 USO of Indiana helps active military members INDIANAPOLIS — The United Services Organization (USO) of Indiana helps active military and their families on a daily basis; even on their way through the Indianapolis International Airport.The United Service Organizations was first formed during Worl

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • City's violence continues |Violence throughout Indianapolis continued over the weekend and into the early part of the week. At about 11 a.m. Saturday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were sent to the 1800 block of Heather Court in reference to a

    July 14, 2014

  • Man killed in hit-and-run on Township Line Road |A bicyclist discovered a body in a ditch in the 8800 block of Township Road over the weekend and immediately alerted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Officers arrived and discovered the unresponsive body of 22-year-old Patrick Hurd o

    July 14, 2014

  • WSF 7-8 ent varekai pic 2 Cirque du Soleil Varekai comes to Indy July 24 INDIANAPOLIS — Cirque du Soleil will be presenting its newest arena show, Varekai, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from July 24-27 for six performances. Since December 2013, the cast of 50 performers, with 18 different nationalities, began touring the wor

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 7-8 ent shrek pic 1 'Shrek The Musical' comes to Myers Dinner Theatre Revolution Productions LLC at Myers Dinner Theatre recently announced the next show in their 2014 season, “Shrek The Musical.” It opened July 2. This hilarious, high-energy musical adaptation of the hit film features book and lyrics by David Lindsay-

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Has the rash of shootings in Indianapolis made you reconsider attending an event or patronizing a business there? Yes, it's out of control No, it's no more dangerous than anywhere else

     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read