Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

August 27, 2013

Donations sought for coat drive

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Old National Bank is hosting its first annual coat drive at the Batesville Fire Department.

“As you can imagine, this is a great, yet essential, event for our community. We are committed to providing as many coats as possible to the people in our area who are in need,” says Kelly Caudill, Old National Bank, Batesville, assistant manager.

Individuals who have gently worn coats they would like to donate can drop them off at the bank or fire department. “We would appreciate having all donations by Sept. 15, so that we have enough time to prepare them for the coat drive,” Caudill notes.

Info: 933-5969.

‘Hot Fail’ a finalist for the Fox Comedy Script Contest

Batesville native Tracy Weiler and Tim Drucker, a New York City-based writer/director, launched a Kickstarter site ( April 14 to raise money to make the TV comedy pilot and they received just over the $17,500 goal by the May 14 deadline.

The partners e-mailed Aug. 22, “We are now official artists of the New York Television Festival. Our script was chosen along with 24 others to be a finalist among hundreds (maybe thousands?) of submissions. Really exciting stuff ... The awards are presented on Oct. 26 so stay tuned!”

They reported, “We are working very hard to get the pilot finished. We hit a minor speed bump this summer that set us back about eight weeks as our first editor got a job and we had to hire a new one. However, we now have a great rough cut that we are seriously proud of. To get to the finish line, we still have to do audio correction, sound effects, color correction, refined editing, graphics and music. That puts us at early November to have it done, but we are almost there.”

Library has a crowded schedule

Many activities over the next month have been scheduled at Tyson Library, located at 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles, according to program coordinator Amy Welch.

A representative from Work One will be available to walk-ins Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m.-noon. “Find answers to all of your job search questions as well as other programs Work One offers!” she recommends.

The next free movie on the lower level’s big screen is “Epic,” rated PG, Saturday, Aug. 31, at 12:30 p.m.

Children in grades K-6 interested in the Independent Reading Program can begin to pick up their reading logs starting in September. Children may start to record their reading on or after Sept. 9. The fall program will conclude Nov. 25, the last day that logs may be turned in.

Independent reading for toddlers and preschoolers runs from Sept. 5-Nov. 27. “Turn in those reading logs for chances at prizes. Participate to receive an invitation a special party in December.”

Participants will celebrate un-birthdays at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

The Toddler/Preschool Story Time, which is every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m., starts Sept. 19 and will end Oct. 24 with the annual spider hunt.

Welch can provide students who need help finding books they’re actually interested in with a detailed list of Accelerated Reader books to meet AR goals.

Persons should RSVP for upcoming events so enough materials are prepared: 812-689-5894 or