Bunker Hill man plans march today
Luis Nino, an inactive ready reserves Marine from Bunker Hill, will begin a march to Indianapolis at 6 a.m. today at Kokomo American Indiana Water offices, 1700 E. Superior St. Nino plans to walk to Indianapolis to the governor’s mansion to bring attention to right to work legislation that has been passed in the state. Nino also hopes that Sen. Joe Donnelly and other lawmakers will become aware of the right of military personnel to return to their jobs after being called to duty under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
Right to work legislation has pitted employee and employer, union and nonunion, against each other in an adversarial relationship to the detriment of the customers they both serve, Nino said. Nino would like to invite Mayor Greg Goodnight, United Steelworker members, United Auto Workers members, Sen. Donnelly, Gov. Mike Pence, and former Gov. Mitch Daniels to join him. If you cannot join Nino, he hopes you will honk in support if you see him on his walk.
DAR to hear program on round barns
Danny Maple will discuss the history of the round barn during a meeting of the Gen. James Cox Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sept. 10. The group will gather at 6:30 p.m. to tour the Armfield-Moyer round barn on the Howard County 4-H fairgrounds. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.
The DAR will sponsor a free genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, 220 N. Union St. Those who attend may meet one-on-one with a genealogist, who can offer suggestions to help complete a DAR application and other paperwork.
For more information, call Diane Knight, regent, at 765-626-0164.
County Library plans ‘Super Saturdays’
The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, 220 N. Union St., is offering a variety of programs this fall on “Super Saturdays.”
“Preschool Powered,” for 3- to 5-year-olds, will have traditional and digital stories, active songs, and games from 10:30 to11 a.m. on Sept. 7, Oct. 12, and Nov. 9.
The library offers “Paws to Read” for reluctant and struggling readers. Volunteers bring certified therapy dogs to the library. Children read to one of the canines. The dogs listen while children practice their reading, providing a positive and non-judgmental environment so the children can improve literacy skills. Paws to Read is from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 14 and 28, Oct. 5 and 19, and Nov. 2 and 16.
“There Will Be Pirates Here” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21. Children will make pirate swords and dig for buried treasure.
Kokomo candy store opening Sept. 3
The Kokomo Area Career Center Culinary Arts students will host a grand opening of the Kokomo Confectioners’ Co., 207 E. Superior St., at 3 p.m. Sept. 3. Store hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the store will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on First Fridays. On Sept. 6, the shop will offer $1 off every $5 spent.
The students will sell a collection of homemade chocolates (including chocolate-covered strawberries); pastries (including petit fours, mini cannolis, mini cheesecakes, mini brownies, cupcakes, and assorted cake pops); candies (including gumballs, gummi worms/bears, and suckers); popcorn and Coca-Cola products. Seasonal specialties will be available starting in November.
Career center students restored much of the original furniture and candy accessories from the Cherry House Candy Co., which was operated by the Mikalas family in the 1930s at the site.
All proceeds from sales go toward paying operating expenses and for students to compete in culinary contests.