Village Voice 10 2014: October


  • October 5 (Sunday) Zionsville Historical Society Dessert Social
  • October 10 & 11 (Friday & Saturday) Ghost Walk
  • October 22 (Wednesday) ZVRA meeting
  • October 25 (Saturday) Community Shred-It day at Boone Village 10am to 1pm
  • October 26 (Sunday) Scotch Pine tree orders due 
  • October 31 (Friday) Halloween Trick or Treat hours 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Letter from the President

Hello neighbors,

Well the picnic was fun while it lasted… thanks to all that worked hard to hand-out flyers, purchase supplies, work the grills, help deliver chairs and tables and help setup and tear down.  We had over 100 people attend again this year and it is always great to meet new neighbors and catch up with others.

A couple reminder notes.

Please fill out and send order forms for our Christmas magic in the village tree sales if you would like a tree again this year.  We can also use volunteers to help deliver the ordered trees.

Please contact me if you are willing to help for the SullivanMunce Cultural Center clean up day.

Finally, Congresswoman Susan Brooks will NOT be joining us at our next meeting on October 22 but we will still be meeting for annual elections.

I hope to see you at the SMCC Ghost walk on October 10 and 11, Pumpkins and Hayrides on October 26, or one of the other great events happening in Zionsville in October.

Enjoy the fall,

Scott Lusk


Village News and Events

Zionsville Historical Society Fall Dessert Social

Please join the Zionsville Historical Society and attend The Zionsville Historical Society Fall Depression Era Dessert Social and Meeting on Sunday, October 5, at 1pm, at the Maplelawn Farmstead located at 9575 Whitestown Road, Zionsville. The program is a tour of the Homestead’s recent accomplishments and renovations. There will an introduction of 2015 Zionsville Historical Society project on the American Civil War and President Lincoln. 

Please provide your favorite dessert for some to enjoy and your own tableware! Please RSVP Jan Stacy at 873-3792 or 

Your 2014 annual ZHS Membership dues are due (unless you are a Life Member which you can become for just $100)! Please send $8 to: Guinn Doyle, Treasurer, 635 West Pine Street, Zionsville, IN 46077, or pay at the meeting.

Ghost Walk

SullivanMunce Cultural Center is pleased to announce the return of one of its most popular events – the 12th Edition of GhostWalk – October 10 and 11, 2014.

GhostWalk is a 45-minute guided walking tour of the historic village of Zionsville, IN. Guests stop at up to 7 different vignettes to experience reenacted ghost stories from Zionsville’s past. GhostWalk tours run every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both nights.  Tours leave from the front lawn of SullivanMunce Cultural Center, located at 225 West Hawthorne Street in Zionsville. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Tickets prices are as follows and can be purchased via phone (873-4900), in person at the museum or on our website

Members: Adults, $10 per person; youth, $7 per person; children 5 years of age and under are free. 

Non members: Adults: $12 per person; youth, $9 per person; children 5 years of age and under are free.

All proceeds from GhostWalk will benefit SullivanMunce Cultural Center.

SullivanMunce Cultural Center is located at 225 West Hawthorne Street in Zionsville, IN; just two blocks west of the brick Main Street. For more information, please call 317.873.4900.

Casalini, Indiana Artist Series at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center

October 4, 2014-November 15, 2014

In this exhibit, works created and selected by prominent Indiana artists will be shown alongside their portraits taken by Tom Casalini, giving us a window into the world in which each artist lives and creates. Artists included in this exhibition are: India Cruse-Griffin, Douglas David, John Domont, Becky Fehsenfeld, James Wille Faust, Greg Hull, Walter Knabe, CW Mundy, Jay Parnell, Bill Rasdell, Todd Reifers, Constance Edwards Scopelitis, K.P. Singh, Lois Main Templeton and Carol Strock Wasson.

Rain Barrel Workshop and Auction

The Zionsville Street and Stormwater Department has joined forces with the SullivanMunce Cultural Center and the Zionsville Cultural District to promote water conservation through a rain barrel workshop and rain barrel art auction. Join us at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center for a comprehensive rain barrel workshop! Learn how to build, paint, install and maintain your own rain barrel. Recycled rain barrels that can be painted will be available for sale by contacting Leslie White in advance at 765-274-6499 or For more information contact Gavin Merriman of the Zionsville Street and Stormwater Department. 317-873-4544 or

The Zionsville Street and Stormwater Department has joined forces with the SullivanMunce Cultural Center and the Zionsville Cultural District to promote water conservation through artistic creation! Eleven local artists have volunteered to paint rain barrels that will be auctioned off at the upcoming Do It Again Recycled Art Market. The Street and Stormwater Department donated the barrels for the project and the proceeds of the auction will benefit the SullivanMunce Cultural Center. Whether you are an art aficionado or water-conscious gardener, don’t miss this opportunity to see these amazing barrels and possibly take one home!For more information contact Cynthia Young, Executive Director of the SullivanMunce Cultural Center at 317-873-4900 or

Holiday Magic in the Village

Join in and place a Scotch Pine tree in front of your home/business
Fresh Cut Indiana Scotch Pines, 5 to 7 feet tall. Trees will be available for pick up or delivery after 1:00 pm on the
Saturday before Thanksgiving ~ November 22th


$18.00/tree ~ Pick up your tree at Brown’s on Fifth, 315 N Fifth Street

$30.00/ tree ~ Your tree and stake are delivered to your home and set up

Orders need to be received by October 26, 2014

Make checks payable to VRA and send to:
Jane Forbes, 410 W Poplar Street
Contact Information: 317-417-8492

Profits benefit the Village Residents' Association ~ Be sure to tell all of your neighbors!

Call for Entries “First Come, First Hung” Exhibition

SullivanMunce Cultural Center is pleased to announce the dates for their “First Come, First Hung” exhibition. The exhibition is exactly what the name implies:  the first forty artists through the doors on Saturday, November 15, 2014 will automatically be accepted into this popular exhibit that allows both the amateur and the professional artist the opportunity to showcase their talent in our galleries December 6 through December 20, 2014. 

Submission Rules

  • Entry Date:  Saturday, November 15, 10 am-Noon- for the first 40 artists in line. 
  • FREE for Members /$15 for Adult Non-Members
  • FREE for artists ages 17 and under
  • All types, styles and mediums are accepted – oil, watercolors, photography, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, stitchery, textiles, quilts, hand painted decorative items, etc.
  • All work must be original and each artist is required to submit his or her own work in person.
  • Only one submission per artist will be accepted.
  • The largest size piece we can accept is 4’ x 5’.
  • All 2D artwork must be framed (with the exception of gallery wrapped canvas), wired and ready to hang.  No exceptions.
  • All works may be made available for sale.  When pricing, please be aware that the artist receives 70% of the sale, SMCC retains 30% commission.  Sold pieces must remain on display through the conclusion of the exhibit.
  • Artists are asked to pick up their work on Saturday, December 20, 2014, between the hours of  11 AM and 3 PM unless other arrangements are made with the Art Center Director.


  • People’s Choice Awards ($50 adult, $50 youth categories) are presented by SullivanMunce Cultural Center

Important Dates

Entry Date:                             SATURDAY, November 15, 2014                   10 AM - Noon

Opening:                                 SATURDAY, December 6, 2014                      10 AM - 4 PM

Exhibit Dates:                         SATURDAY, December 6-December 20         During Regular Business Hours

Garden Club

by Delma Mindel

"My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it would be through earth's loveliness."  ~Michelangelo

Fall is arriving moment by moment.  Our burr oak is beginning to let go of it's abundance of acorns, which are about 2 inches in diameter.  Walking outside will be perilous for the next month or so. Ouch!

What to do to get your garden ready for winter, which by the way, is predicted by the Farmer's Almanac to be like last year's.  However our wooly worms do disagree.  And so far, wooly worms have never been wrong.  

 Fall chores:

1. Dig up tender plants and store them in a basement or nonfreezing garage.  That way you will start with plants that are bigger and healthier than anything you'll find, or can afford, in a nursery.  
2. Shut down and winterize water features.  Pumps should be lifted and drained.  
3. Protect delicate ornaments.  Look at your garden to identify objects that are vulnerable to winter activities and move them to safer spots until spring.
4.  Put away hoses and drain spigots.  All it takes is one night below 32 degrees to ruin your favorite watering wand or cause a pipe to break and flood your basement. Or, invest in frost-proof spigots that don't need winterizing. 
5.  Take delicate containers indoors.  If it's not fiberglass, foam, concrete or plastic, you'll need to move your pots indoors to prevent them from freezing and cracking.
6.  Prune deadwood from trees and shrubs.  Snow is heavy. Winter is when dead branches will crack and fall, potentially damaging power lines, hardscaping not to mention other trees and shrubs, and oh, roofs.
7. Blow and rake leaves from nooks and crannies.  During  a long, cold winter, that fluffy layer of colorful fall leaves turn into a soggy, half-rotten mess which comes together in a slippery, compacted sodden mass that is immune to a leaf blower and even difficult if not impossible to rake up in the spring.  if you have a mulching leaf blower, then mulch them and leave them.  No yucky mess in the spring.

Last topic: To prune, not to prune hydrangeas.  My favorite web site is   They cover this topic thoroughly.  Here's a few things I picked up from their site.  Endless Summer should bloom no matter when it's pruned.  However, it's best to not prune after July.  Remove old blooms anytime, a process called "deadheading".  Annabelles can be cut to a few inches above the ground and will rebound beautifully.  
1.  Mopsheads and lacecaps produce flower buds around August, September, October.  If you prune now, you will greatly reduce the blooms for next summer.
2.  Cut all dead stems to the base of the plant. 
3.  If the plant has grown too big, its OK to reduce it's size by pruning, but only in May or June, and not after July. 

Happy fall gardening.  And is there anything tastier then homemade spaghetti sauce from your own garden produce?