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Meals and food

Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, 431 W. Western Ave. is handing out sack dinners until further notice.

Community Meals: Available at First Presbyterian Church, 700 Central Ave., Sunday from 5-6 p.m. Guests will pick up takeout meals at the entry door to Fellowship Hall instead of coming inside.

Community meals: Hot lunch will be brought to Conner Court Apartments from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Urban-Winkler Funeral Home parking lot from 2:30-4 p.m. and Offutts Park from 4:30-6 p.m. Crosspointe Biker Church is preparing and delivering the food.

Drive-thru food pantry: Grace United Methodist Church food pantry will be open for drive-thru pickup only. Patrons may drive to the church at 2936 Indiana Ave. and food will be brought out to the vehicle. Hours are 9-10:30 a.m. Monday and 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Government and services

Fayette County: Courthouse and other county buildings are closed. To speak with a county official or employee, call that office and arrange to meet someone at the door.

City Hall: City Hall and the police station at 500 Central Ave. are closed to the public. People needing to leave something at City Hall may call 765-825-4211 and the mayor or clerk-treasurer will come to the door. People needing to talk to a police officer or the police secretary in person may enter through the dispatch door on the south side of City Hall along 5th Street.

Utilities: City utilities on Vine Street is closed. People can drop off payments at the drive thru.

Transfer station: Closed except to city trash trucks.

Fayette County Schools: Administration office closed until April 7. Send messages to fcscconnect@fayette.k12.in.us or leave a voice message at 765-825-2178.

BZA, APC: The Fayette County Board of Zoning Appeals has cancelled its April 16 meeting.

Fayette County Public Library: Closed until April 6.

God’s Little Blessings: Early Learning Center closed until further notice.

Businesses

Showplace Cinemas: movie theater closed.

Reid HealthWorks: closed until further notice. At reidhealthier.org are exercises and health/wellness tips.

Groups and activities

Fayette County Historical Museum: closed March 28-29.

Connersville Parks: Trails and open areas in the parks are open, including pickle ball and tennis. Playgrounds, basketball courts and buildings are closed.

Pinwheels for Prevention: parade that was scheduled for April 16 has been cancelled, according to Prevent Child Abuse Fayette County. It is likely the group will still put out “pinwheel gardens” to draw attention to the issue of child abuse.

Conner Quilters: meetings on Tuesday at Whitewater Valley Arts Association cancelled until further notice.

Connersville Lions Club: meetings cancelled through April.

Connersville Kiwanis: cancelled through at least the end of March.

WV Woodcarvers: cancel Monday meetings until at least April 13. Email John Duffy at jdcarves2@yahoo.com for updates.

Rotary Club: club meetings cancelled until the end of March or longer.

GOP Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner: The Fayette County Republican Party has postponed its dinner that was scheduled for March 27 with talk show host Bill Cunningham. Refund for tickets is available or they will be honored at the rescheduled event.

Churches

Catholic churches: St. Gabriel and St. Bridget (Liberty) Catholic churches are closed. The parish office will be closed but staff will work from home and can respond to email.

Bentonville Christian Church: services cancelled until further notice.

Crosspointe Biker Church: Closed to the public. Live feed on Facebook at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Connersville Baptist Temple: gatherings on its campus are cancelled including Sunday worship services. Sunday morning worship will be online. Offices will remain open.

Grace United Methodist Church: no Sunday services through April 5. For information, call 704-219-4883.

Alquina United Methodist: closed for worship services through April 11.

First United Methodist Church: closed for worship through April 12. Services available online on Pastor Frank Oakman’s Facebook page and the church Facebook page. Office hours will continue as normal.

Brianna’s Hope and Betterdayz Thru Jesus Christ: No meetings for four weeks for the groups that meet at First United Methodist Church.

Bible Study Fellowship: meeting via video conferencing. This includes the Richmond class, which meets Mondays, and the Connersville Evening Women’s Class, which normally meets Tuesdays at Peace Lutheran Church.

Many organizations are cancelling functions because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance recommending that meetings should be limited to 10 or fewer people. Please send updates to news@newsexaminer.com.