Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

March 27, 2013

Summer food program helps feed kids

BATESVILLE — The Batesville United Methodist Church is once again coordinating efforts for a summer program that will provide food to needy kids, reports the Rev. Larry Dimick. He recalls that during a Lenten season Bible study a few years ago, “we were thinking about situations in our community that we could have an impact on .... There was a member of our congregation who was a teacher, and she expressed a concern about students who receive free and reduced-price lunches during the school year, who are not getting much to eat during the summer. We started talking about this” and began the program last year with Batesville Primary School. “We fed about 80 kids (in 26 families, some younger and some older than those attending BPS) over the course of the summer. This year, we want to expand it to the intermediate school.”

After the children return from spring break, “we’ll send an inquiry out through the schools to all the families involved with the free and reduced-price lunch program, so we know how many are interested. We’ll get in touch with those who respond.”

The church’s outreach committee members, who are helping plan the program, include Ted and Ginny Hartshorn, Nance Widdowson, Susie Rowland, Linda Schumacher, Debbie Obermeyer, Leo and Emily Turchyn, Gary Dudgeon, Barb Nettnay and Connie Miller. Last June and July, families picked up food at the church on Wednesdays, and the hope is to keep that same schedule in 2013.  

Dimick is hoping to “get some additional leadership from folks not part of our congregation .... The idea is that it’s not our organization, it’s the community’s,” so volunteers are welcome.

Food and financial donations are needed. Tax-deductible checks, payable to Batesville United Methodist Church and earmarked summer food program can be mailed to the church office, 106 S. Park Ave., Batesville, IN 47006. To coordinate a time to drop off food items, persons can contact the church at 934-3137.

“Another neat addition would be if farmers would like to donated fresh produce,” he says.  

“We really appreciated all the help that came in last year from the local churches, businesses, community foundation and individuals. That’s the kind of support that says a lot about the community of Batesville.”    


Text Only
Local News
  • nws - bv041814 - Main Street Indiana speaker Main Street committees will be formed The Batesville Main Street organization is moving forward. About 30 supporters attended the April 9 meeting at the Sherman House to hear Shae Kmicikewycz, Indiana Main Street, Indianapolis, program manager, give an overview of suggested committees an

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv041814 - Active living workshop walking tour City leaders set active living priorities Two Batesville leaders kicked off the city's April 10 Active Living Workshop by explaining why the focus is vital. Angie Johnson, Southeastern Indiana YMCA executive director, said one of the key findings of a recent community needs assessment was t

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv041814 - Stratton, Rodney Stratton takes over as sheriff Stratton takes over as sheriff Diane Raver The Herald-Tribune

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shell building financing explained "For the better part of 18 months," the Batesville Economic Development Commission has been mulling over whether to construct a shell building in the new industrial park to attract a company, President Andy Saner told the city council April 14. "We'd

    April 18, 2014

  • nws - bv041814 - MPA headliner Metamora will host Seeger tribute concert and play The resurrected Metamora Performing Arts Inc. Board of Directors are forging ahead with two cultural events, a concert and play (please see box). "Songs of Peace and Justice: A Tribute to Pete Seeger" will be presented Saturday, April 26, from 1-9 p.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Couple arrested on theft charges

    An Oldenburg couple were arrested by Batesville police in connection with a theft April 14, according to Chief Stan Holt.

    April 15, 2014

  • nws - bv041514 - Helms presentation 1 A shower of praise for Ivy Tech chancellor About 190 laughed during hours of stories about the boisterous James Helms, Ivy Tech Community College Southeast Region chancellor emeritus, during an April 5 retirement dinner at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. A formally dressed Mayor Rick

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • nws - bv041514 - Severe weather speech Weather spotters update their training Naturally, National Weather Service, Wilmington, Ohio, forecaster Andy Hatzos is always thinking about that universal topic. "There's nothing so far tonight, but I'm kind of keeping an eye on it," he told about 70 who attended a severe weather spotte

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • Security measures added at SDCSC ST. LEON - Tom Harris, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. support services director, gave trustees an update April 10 on the safety and security measures being added in the district. "Every school now has a sensor on the exterior doors, and we

    April 15, 2014

  • 'School safety is more than an active shooter' OSGOOD - A stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school that injured 22 is one of the most recent examples of school violence. Officials are constantly doing what they can to create a safe environment for the children. On April 3, school administrators,

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Photo Gallery

Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.