Beneficent Fund Helps Residents in Need
Established in 2005, the Town of Plainfield's Beneficent Fund helps provide financial assistance to enable qualified residents to participate in recreational activities of the Plainfield Parks and Recreation Department, or with memberships to the Recreation & Aquatic Center. According to Parks and Recreation Department Director Clay Chafin, “This year, we have provided approximately $1,800 in program or membership assistance.”
The Fund is supported by money and proceeds from gifts, contributions, donations and bequests t o the Department. “Currently, half of the money we receive each year from Splash Island sponsorships are deposited into this fund,” Chafin noted.
Persons wishing to be considered to receive Beneficent Fund assistance must submit a completed application. Applicants must be a current resident of the Town of Plainfield, and must have lived in the town for six consecutive months before applying. Proof of residency is required. Each submitted application is reviewed by the Beneficent Fund Committee, comprised of Chafin, Town Manager Rich Carlucci, and Town Council Liaison to the Parks and Recreation Department Renea Whicker. Each applicant is notified in writing after the application has been reviewed.
For more information, contact Chafin at email@example.com or at 839-7665, ext. 523.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner November 25
The Fifth Annual Plainfield Community Thanksgiving Dinner is planned for Thursday, November 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Guilford Township Community Center. The dinner, which will be free to all community residents, is again being coordinated by members of the Plainfield Christian Church. Seated dining and carry-out dinners will be available. Delivery can also be arranged. For more information, contact event organizer (and professional chef) Bryan Agan at 839-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Plainfield Christian Church Office at 839-2384.
It's Time for Curbside Leaf Pickup
Department of Public Works curbside leaf pickup will continue until November 24. Residents wishing to have their leaves removed by vacuum truck should follow these guidelines:
• Know your route day
• Have unbagged leaves only (no trash
or debris) properly placed curbside
by 7:00 a.m.
• Place the leaves between the sidewalk
and curb in a pile approximately 6 feet
wide (or smaller, to keep the leaf pile
from spilling onto the sidewalk or street)
• Do not park cars on the street or where
they would interfere with the leaf
• Do not place leaves over storm drains
• Remove leaves from obstacles and
For more information , visit www.townofplainfield.com and click on “Public Works”, or call 839-3490.
Free Yard Waste Recycling November 13
In conjunction with “America Recycles Day,” the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District will offer free yard waste recycling on Saturday November 13th at the Yard Waste Recycling Centers in Plainfield (7020 South CR 875 East) and Brownsburg (90 Mardale Dr ive) . Regular rules apply, with only organic yard waste accepted. For more information, visit www.hendricks solidwaste.com or call 858-6070.