G3’s PADDLE on PAINT Creekfest

We have G3’s Oktoberfest in the fall, Blues, Brews & Stews for the winter, and now we’re staging Paddle on Paint Creekfest as a celebration of spring. Join us for a fun-filled, activity filled, Sunday afternoon along scenic Paint Creek and celebrate the splendors of the season of rebirth.

There will literally be something for everyone, from a leisure float drip down 2.27 miles of Paint Creek to simply sitting in a shaded grove of trees sipping on some lemonade or iced tea.

Water’s Edge Livery will be hauling people and floatation devices to the SR 753 bridge and launching wave after wave of participants in kayaks, canoes, and tubes for a one-hour float down the Paint. The prices are very reasonable:

  • Tube $5
  • Kayak $10
  • Canoe (holds up to three people) $20
  • Livery service for those with own boats, $5\

Prices include life jacket, paddle, and livery service. To take the trip register between 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm at the beginning of the bicycle trail near Felson Park. Trips will continue as long as there is enough demand.

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GPD Mounted Patrol

tim hester gpdSomething different is to become a part of the Greenfield Police Department. Chief Tim Hester announced that the force has trained two horses to work as mounted patrols during special occasions. The mounted patrols will make their début during the village’s annual Memorial Day Parade and a few days later as part of G3’s Paddle on Paint Spring Festival. This could turn into a hit TV series, Sergeant McNeil of the Greenfield Mounted Police.

G3 helps light a spark

G3 Logos (2)As part of its February fundraiser, Blues, Brews & Stews, Greening Greater Greenfield had agreed to give a portion of the proceeds to help fund the non-profit art project, Spark Creative Artspace.

On May 1, 2014, G3 members met with Spark’s director, Jennifer Wenker, and presented to her a generous check to help Spark reach its goals.

L-R: Debbie Crago, Brenda Losey, Eleanor Wenker, Jennifer Wenker, Ron Coffey, Pierre Sweeney

G3 & MHS offering free garden plants

G3 Logos (2)Greening Greater Greenfield (G3), with the McClain High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter. is offering a free garden plant package to residents of the Greenfield School District. This season’s package will include three tomato plants, three pepper plants, four onion sets, and six marigold plants. The packages can be picked up on May 8, 2014 at the Vocational Agriculture Building, corner of Fifth and Lafayette Streets in Greenfield between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. A donation would be appreciated and all donated funds will be given to one of Greenfield’s food banks.

This is the beginning of what G3 hopes to become a community gardening program that will eventually include workshops on establishing a proper backyard garden and hands-on food preservation workshops teaching participants the proper methods of canning and freezing surplus vegetables.

Mike Sykes, MHS Vo-Ag teacher, FFA members, G3 representatives Brenda Losey, Shari Royse-Bellar and Ron Coffey
Mike Sykes, MHS Vo-Ag teacher, FFA members, G3 representatives Brenda Losey, Shari Royse-Bellar and Ron Coffey

Arbor Day 2014

G3 Logo 200x200Arbor Day this year will be on Friday, April 25. Keeping with recent tradition the village of Greenfield has acquired 100 pin oak and 100 redbud trees that will be distributed to first grade students in the Greenfield School District.

It has also become a tradition for Greenfield’s nursing homes to plant a tree. Both Hearth and Care and Edgewood Manor are doing their part to keep the green in Greenfield.

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G3’s Paddle on Paint

G3 Logos (4)Greening Greater Greenfield now has fall and winter events firmly on their feet and is now turning its attention to the spring. There has been discussion about doing something focused on Paint Creek and paintcreeksceneG3 member Sam Bowers came up with the idea of a float trip down the creek.G

So, G3 has hooked up with Waters Edge Canoe Livery to provide a three-mile trip down beautiful Paint Creek on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Reservations will need to be made and the cost of renting a kayak, canoe, or tube will be approximately $25 which will include a van ride back to the beginning point. If you have your own equipment there will be a minimum charge for participating and for hauling you and your boat back.

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