Was it my imagination or did I see frost on the ground the past couple of mornings?
It was 70 to 80 degrees in early March, so it only makes sense that we wake up to frost in April.
Welcome to Indiana weather.
I'd like to pass along some items that have crossed my desk/email the past few days.
Have a great weekend!
Taking a bite out of trash
Wabash Valley Correctional Facility offenders plan to take a major bite out of trash along U.S. 41 and state roads in Sullivan, Knox, and Greene counties.
On Monday, minimum-security offenders began picking up trash along U.S. 41 from the edge of Knox County into Vigo County. Offender crews will also clear State Road 48 in Sullivan County and State Road 59 in Greene County.
One-thousand bags of trash were collected last year; down from the previous year when crews were called away to help fill 13,000 sand bags in flood-ravaged New Harmony.
This year crews hope to match 2010 totals: 1,852 bags of trash and over 11,000 pounds worth of debris.
"The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility wants to be a good neighbor and our clean-up campaign is just one way for us to contribute to a cleaner environment," WVCF Superintendent Dick Brown said.
Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said: "The offenders provide a valuable public service, something they feel good about and take pride in."
Crew members are supervised by correctional staff.
August is a long time away, but plans are already under way for the annual National Night Out and Kids Fair on Aug. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m.
"(It's so) families from all across Greene County can come out and explore how businesses and organizations have come together with first responders. The goal of the event is to heighten crime awareness and drug prevention while generating support and participation in community partnerships," a press release from the National Night Out/Kids Fair committee explains.
The event will be at Humphreys Park in Linton.
Last year over 2,500 people attended. The event provides the opportunity for children and families to interact with area law enforcement agencies, social services, civic organizations, and businesses.
It also provides area businesses the chance to become a part of showing their support for crime prevention and community involvement.
Registration is free, and last year there were 44 vendors.
There will be live entertainment, free hair cutting, face painting, and free food.
If you have any questions or would like to participate, contact Jackie Haddix at the Department of Child Services (384-0863), Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell (847-4411) or Debbie Hoseman with Hamilton Center (384-9452).
Chris is the general manager/editor for the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 847-4487.