TERRE HAUTE —
Prescription Drug Take Back day Saturday
The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring the fifth nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday.
The Drug Take Back events have proven to be a popular and safe method for the public to legally and safely dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or have expired. The Indiana State Police partner with the DEA to accept the drugs from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at any Indiana State Police Post.
The initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to be disposed of for destruction.
This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. New or used needles will not be accepted. The program is intended for liquid and pill medications.
To locate the state police post closest to your home or business visit www.in.gov/isp/2382.htm.
Fiji Football Run raises funds for Red Cross
The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity chapters (commonly known as FIJI) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Hanover College will stage a charity football run between the two campuses Friday and Saturday. The 148-mile run is expected to last approximately 24 hours.
The run, dubbed Fiji Football Run, is in its third year and supports chapters of the American Red Cross in Jefferson County and the Wabash Valley. Rose-Hulman and Hanover College both belong to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The public can participate by going to www.fijifootballrun.com and purchasing the red and white official event wristband for $2, making a donation through Paypal or by check, or by pledging to donate to a specific runner per mile.
The run will travel through the counties of Vigo, Clay, Owen, Monroe, Lawrence, Jackson, Washington, Scott and Jefferson. The run will pass through the communities of Terre Haute, Riley, Cory, Bowling Green, Spencer, Ellettsville, Bloomington, Brownstown, Austin and Hanover.
Members of both chapters will run in groups of two during the scheduled route. Individuals in the group of approximately 35 runners will each run about nine miles during the trek between the two college campuses.
The football carried during the run will be used in the opening kickoff of the Hanover versus Rose-Hulman football game on Saturday.
Kickoff is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on the L.S. Ayres field at Hanover College.
Foundation seeks proposals for autism awareness fund
The Wabash Valley Community Foundation is now seeking proposals for the Larry Archer Memorial Fund for Autism Awareness and Understanding. Nonprofit organizations and/or governmental entities that apply should be interested in conducting programs, developing projects or purchasing equipment that would promote a greater understanding of individuals diagnosed with autism and of their families.
The fund was created in 2009 by Barbara Archer in memory of her husband, Larry, in order to promote awareness and understanding of individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum as well their families. A grant of up to $2,000 is available to eligible organizations and/or entities. Proposal guidelines and the application can be printed from the Community Foundation’s website at www.wvcf.com. Proposals must be postmarked or delivered to the Community Foundation by Dec. 14.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the proposal guidelines as well as the grantmaking criteria set forth by the Larry Archer Memorial Fund for Autism Awareness and Understanding.
All questions regarding the Request for Proposals can be directed to Beth Tevlin or Kelli Miller at (812) 232-2234.
CODA plans candlelight vigil
CODA will sponsor a ceremony in which Mayor Duke Bennett will present a proclamation and a banner will be dropped in remembrance of those who have been killed by abusive
partners at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Vigo County Courthouse.
A candlelight vigil will be staged at the steps of City Hall at 6 that evening. Terry Modesitt will be the guest speaker. Balloons will be released in memory of all who have lost their lives to domestic violence.