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Hello Hancock Community Calendar

Have you ever wondered what community events might be coming up or are you looking for ways to share an upcoming community event? The Hello Hancock Community Calendar (https://hellohancock.com) is your go-to source for community events in Hancock County. There you will find listings for fundraisers, music events, fairs, festivals, arts and culture events, health and wellness events, as well as social and community events. Be sure to check the site frequently for upcoming events, and for ways to post your event on the calendar. We are adding a permanent link to the calendar on this website in the right sidebar, to make it easy for you to stay informed!

April 13, 2019 – Leap of Faith Dinner/Auction Fund Raiser – Results

Well, it’s now official. I have a total for our Leap of Faith Dinner/Auction. We raised a whopping $42,254.07 to continue our amazing mission! There were so many community events going on that day – all of them just as worthy of your dollars as we are. Thank you all so much for helping us.  We live in an awesome community always willing to step up and help people in need. I cannot express enough gratitude in words to everyone involved in making this event the success it was. Just know that you all hold a special place in my heart and the hearts of all those whose lives you make just a little bit easier. Hugs to all of you – Jill~

Following is the final list of our sponsors and donors. Many thanks to them for their generosity.

Modernfold – Gold Corporate Sponsor
Westport Homes – Silver Corporate Sponsor
Hancock Regional Hospital –  Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Howell Custom Homes – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Keihin North America  – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Novelty Inc. – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Sonnentag Foundation Ltd/County Materials – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Tyner Pond Farm – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
St. Michaels Catholic Church
BBQ’N Fools – Grant Ford
Addison Auction – Wayne Addison
Greenfield Applebee’s
On Site Catering – Jim Dawson
Greenfield Kroger
Greenfield O’Charley’s
Amity United Methodist Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Bradley United Methodist – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Brandywine Community Church AWANA – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Cross of Grace Lutheran Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Curry’s Chapel UMC  Platinum Christian Sponsor
Greater Grace Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Haven Of Hope Church – Platinium Christian Sponsor
Mohawk United Methodist Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Nameless Creek Chrisitan Church – Platinum Chrisitan Sponsor
500 Festival Inc
A Step Ahead Family Hair Care
American Pump & Repair Service
Apex Termite & Pest Specialists
Arrowhead Golf Course
Aspen Creek Grill
Athletico Management, LLC
Bastin Honey Bee Farms, LLC
Bath & Body Works Lucinda Anderson
Bennett Law, LLC  Pamela Bennett
Betsy York
Betty Francisco
Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort
Blue Chip Casino
Breanne Huntington
Brew 52
Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station
Buck Creek Winery
Bunge Limited
Burl & Georgia Carmichael
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Butler Family
Candles Holocaust Musem & Education Center
Carrington Homes – Carl McIntyre
Casey’s General Stores
Celine Nathal
Cheryl Middendorf
Children’s Museum Indianapolis
Chillys Discount Liquor
Chris & Bobby Jack Wade Jr.
Chuck & Kirstin Fewell
Cincinnati Reds
Climb Time Indy
Colour’s Hair Art Studio
Columbia Barber Shop
Comet Kart Sales Inc.
Conner Prairie
Cooper’s Corner
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Cory’s Automotive
Creation Museum
Cunningham Restaurant Group
Custom Exteriors
Dan Strahl/John Apple Attorney’s at Law
Dan Wierda
Dance Kaleidoscope Performance
Daniel & Mary Clark
Dave & Joella Hedge
Dave & Linda Holliday
Dave & Susan Bodkin
David & Marilyn Mardis
David Steinmetz
Dee & Jeanette Wickard
Dellen Automotive
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Dickmann, Reason, Bogigian & White
Don & Marcy Hoffman
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette East
Doug & Margo Detzler
Duck Creek Gardens
Dunham’s Sports
Earl & Betty Sue Haywood
Ed & Sally Veenhuizen
Ed Tschopp
Eiteljorg Museum
Elaine Thorsteinson
Ertel & Company
Evansville Museum
Family Bike Chain
Faye McGinnis
Financial Reliance Inc. Claudia Pope
Firehouse Subs
Float Sixty
Four Pines Feed & Seed
Fralich’s Landscape
Frank Lloyd Wright John Christian House, Samara
Gary & Kathy Oden
Gary & Luellen Gustin
Goose The Market
Greatimes Family Fun Park
Greendale Cinema
Greenfield Banking Company
Greenfield Chocolates
Greenfield Family Restaurant
Greenfield Parks Department
Greenfield Walgreen’s Employees
Greenleaf Hearing Healthcare, LLC
Greg Ford
Haan Museum of Indiana Art
Hampton Inn  Lafayette
Hampton Inn Elkhart
Hampton Inn Greenfield
Hancock Office Supply Plus
Hawk’s Tail Golf Course
Heide Orth – Young Living Essential Oils
Highsmith Guns
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
Indiana Carpet Care
Indiana Caverns
Indiana State Fair
Indianapolis Indians
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Racquet Club
Indy Baroque Music, Inc.
Inman’s Inc. / Kim Inman
Inskeep Ford
Irving Materials Inc.
Jan Pitcock
JD Bear Inc./Jerry Rogers
Jennifer Klase
Jerry & Susie Hebert
Jim & Vicki Kuebler
Jim Dandy Greenfield
Joanie Bowen
Joe & Chelsea Bodkin
Joe & Jennifer Swindell
Joe & Patti Jurisa
Joel Crawford
Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market
Johnson’s Farm
Jon & Karen Williams
Judy Buelke-Sam
Judy Ginn
Kathy Book
Keith & Marna Guenin
Kentucky Railway Museum
Kings Island
Kinsey’s Italian Restaurant
Kopper Kettle Inn
Lafayette Aviators
Landmark Theatres
Larry & Becky Studebaker
Lawrenceburg Speedway
Lewis & Jill Ebbert
Lick Ice Cream
Lincoln Square – Costas Stylianou
Live Nation
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Louisville Zoological Garden
M.D. Elsbury – Elsbury Optometry
Maker’s Mark
Mama Patti’s Projects
Margaret Sanders
McAlister’s Deli
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant
Mike & Susie Broome
Miller’s Jewelry, Inc.
Montana Mikes
Moore’s Repair Service  Matt Moore
Muegge Plumbing & Heating
National New York Central Railroad Museum
National Voice Of America Museum Of Broadcasting
Needler’s Fresh Market
New Palestine United Methodist Church
Newfields Home of Indianapolis Muesum of Art
Nicey Treat
Olympia Candy Kitchen
On-Target Security
Otter Creek Candle
Pajama Patti’s Quilts
Panera Bread
Pat Rosner
Patsy’s Pizza
Patty Hall
Paul & Danielle Galley
Paul Bravard
Penn Station
Peoples Brewing Co.
Perfect North Slopes
Premier Arts
Quality Home Improvement LLC – Chet Mills
Rascals Fun Zone
Ray & Pat Robak
Rho Chapter Sigma Beta Sorority
Richmond 40 Bowl
Riegsecker Marketplace – Blue Gate
Rising Star Casino Resort
Rita Johnson
Roberta Woeste
Robin Fox
Roger & Fran Sitton
Ronnie Carwein
Rose Reiser
Roy and Nancy Wilson
Rugged Xscape
Ruthmere  Museum
SafeCare/Devon Brewer, COO
Sally Porter
Sambol’s Tree Farm
Sandie Kinnaman
Science Central
Senie Barnd
Service Engineering  Employees
Shoe Sensation
Simmons Automotive
Speed Art Museum
St Elmo Steak House
State Auto Insurance  Company
Steve & Jan Burt
Steve & Jean Ellis
Steve Foreman
Strike Force Lanes
Sundae’s Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee
Sunnyside Greenhouses
Susan Scott
Sweet Shop
The Island Girls
The Olive Leaf  & Bloomington Chocolate Company
The Vet
Thunderdome Restaurant Group
Tinker Coffee
Tippecanoe County Historical Association
TLC Dog Grooming
Tom & Alexandra Sparks
Tom & Susie Billings
Tony Mead
Tour of Italy
Trax BBQ
Tuttle Orchards, Inc.
University Loft Co.
Urban Air Adventure Park
Waffle House
Warm Glo Candle Company
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Westland Friends Church
Westwood Veterinary Clinic
White Castle
WhoaZone At Whilhala Beach
Wild Eggs
Willie & Nancy Meador
Willow Leaves of Hope
Winters CPA Group LLC
Wittenborn Enterprises – Monical’s Pizza
Wonderful Wednesday Morning Crew
Wonderlab Museum
Ye Olde Head Shoppe
Youngbloods’s Natural Animal Care Center & Massage

THANKS to our Wednesday morning crew for preparing another delicious meal at the soup kitchen.

Thank You to Anytime Fitness!!

Many thanks to Anytime Fitness for their generous contribution to Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. We love our community friends and supporters!

Thank You to Trinity Park United Methodist Church!!

Our friends at Trinity Park United Methodist Church in Greenfield recently held a fish fry to raise funds for the Soup Kitchen. Pictured below is Sara, from Trinity Park, presenting the check to Jill Ebbert, Executive Director of Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. A huge Thank You to everyone who made this possible!



IT’S HERE!!!! The long-awaited new commercial stove has been installed in the kitchen. Thank you to ALL who contributed money, prayed and shared! And thank you to all the volunteers who have been cooking on the residential stoves in the summer kitchen and carrying food!!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Upcoming Events  

Kenneth  Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Operating Endowment Fund

In April, 2015, the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Operating Endowment Fund was created under the administration of the Hancock County Community Foundation.  The endowment fund opens the door for an additional source of operating income – a “forever” fund to provide a perpetual stream of operating income.  This income can be utilized by our organization to help support day-to-day operations and services for generations to come.  In addition to cash gifts, an endowment fund benefits greatly from gifts made through wills, retirement plans, charitable annuities and trusts.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Endowment Fund, please contact Mary Gibble, President, Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 462-8870.  Online gifts can be made at: giveHCgrowHC.org “Donate Online”.  Your generous gifts allow us to strengthen the long-term financial security of our organization as we focus on our mission to serve and create a brighter future for Hancock County.


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To Serve the Sheep of Jesus Christ regardless of their race, religion, gender, orientation, medical diagnosis, mental capacity or criminal history by providing their immediate need for nutritious meals.


Our vision is that Greenfield, Indiana will be a city on a hill where the world will see that a community can exist without hunger.

History KBMSK Memorial

The soup kitchen was inspired by the spirit of Kenneth Butler who was once a fire chief in Greenfield.  He was a man who dedicated his time to helping those in need through truck-stop ministries, prison ministries, and taking in homeless people. So, when a small group of dedicated people initiated the renovation and creation of the soup kitchen, they felt there was no better person to memorialize than Chief Butler.  Remodeling of the building began in December, 2008, and the kitchen opened its doors to the public on October 12, 2009.  All remodeling was done by volunteers and funded by the community.  The support  of our volunteers and the community continues to be amazing.

If you have questions or are interested in helping out, contact Jill Ebbert at the Soup Kitchen, 317-462-9900, or via e-mail at kbmskinc@myninestar.net.

KBMSK Board of Directors

Thomas “Skip” Harper, President
Rita Johnson, Vice-President
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Betsy York, Secretary
Greg Ford
Patty Hall
David Hedge
Rose Reiser
Tim Snelling
David Steinmetz
Chris Wade

Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person