Club news for week of Aug. 2

Friends of the state park

Friends of Brown County State Park will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 for a potluck dinner prior to the business meeting at 7 p.m.

The meeting at the Nature Center will include planning for the Trick-or-Treat Trail and other park activities. All are welcome.

Rotary club

The Brown County Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays in Nashville’s Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

Area residents are welcome, especially those interested in Rotary projects and serving the community.


The Writers, Readers and Poets Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. first and third Thursdays each month to read and discuss the literary compositions of those present. The next meeting is Aug. 3. Meetings are at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. All are welcome.

TOPS weight loss group

COLUMBUS — National nonprofit weight-loss group, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, also known as TOPS, meets in the MainSource Bank meeting room, 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike. Monday meetings begin with weigh-ins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

All are welcome to try the club for free. For more information, call Jacky Harmon at 812-603-4667 or visit the national site at

League of Women Voters

The Brown County League of Women Voters will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 14 in a lower-level room of the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The group meets the second Monday of each month.

Brown County Alumni Association

The Brown County Alumni Association’s annual banquet was June 24 at The Seasons Conference Center. A total of 180 alumni of Brown County Schools and their guests gathered for conversation in the afternoon.

President Glen Percifield welcomed attendees, Vice President Rick Kelly took photographs of the Class of 1967 and Jerry Pittman offered devotions prior to the evening meal.

Jake Koressel of Brown County High School spoke about what’s new at BCHS and received an alumni gift of $1,000 for the county schools.

A roll call of classes began with 1939. Largest numbers in attendance were nine for each class, 1955 and 1965; and seven for each class, 1961 and 1966. Door prizes were awarded, a silent auction took place and Kelly led an apple butter game at each table.

Pittman recognized the class of 1967, which had 114 graduates 55 years ago. He noted that they were the first to complete all six years of junior and senior high school in the new building. Ten class members are deceased, but 39 members attended the event.

New alumni officers for 2017-18 are President Percifield, Vice President “Buzz” King, Secretary Eva Graves, Treasurer Carol Roberts and Registrar/Multimedia Linda Hobbs.

The next alumni banquet, planned for June 23, will honor the class of 1968.