Community Events; Sept. 26

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Spencer County hospice walk Oct. 7


ROCKPORT – Spencer County Hospice Inc. will host the 26th annual Rex L. Winchell Sr. Memorial Walk on Sunday, Oct. 7, in front of the hospice office at 225 Main St. in Rockport. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., the walk will begin at 2 p.m., and circle the course around the Bluff and Spencer County Courthouse. There will be refreshments at the hospice office. The public is invited.


St. Meinrad VFD open house Oct. 7


ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual open house Oct. 7 in conjunction with displays from Early Days Antique Club. All are all welcome to eat, view the trucks, antiques and visit with members. Last minute raffle tickets will be $5.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. chicken and pork-chop dinners as well as hamburgers and desserts will be sold. Beginning at 11 a.m. will be a kiddy-tractor pull courtesy of Heritage Hills Future Farmers of America, a stat-flight helicopter landing and a performance by Sweet Water Band lasting till 2 p.m.

There will be an antique tractor show featuring John Deere tractors and equipment, wheat threshing, buck sawing, corn shredding, corn grinding with a hammer mill and sorghum pressing demonstrations. Tractor parade begins at 1:30 p.m. with judging and plaques to be awarded at 2 p.m. A raffle will be held at 2:30 p.m. The cost for a ticket will be $5 and first prize will be $1,000.