• Saturdays – Zionsville Farmers Market
  • June 6 (Sat) – Global Family Reunion at Zionsville Genealogical Library
  • June 12 (Fri) – VGGBS group gathering 
  • June 20 (Sat) – Zionsville Garden Tour and Paint Out
  • June 28 (Sun) – Historical Society Program
  • August 8 (Sat) – VRA Golf Outing

President’s Letter

Hello neighbors,

I hope everyone enjoyed the month of May in Indianapolis!

With the Farmer’s Market in full swing it definitely seems like summer and I have one summer event announcement to make.  The Second Annual VRA Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, August 8 at the Zionsville Golf Course (more details later in this VV).  Thanks to Todd Rech for organizing it again this year.

I would also like to thank Tom Santelli of the Boone County Council and our neighbors Dan Porzel and Cara Weber for speaking at our last meeting.  We do not have any meetings scheduled until August 18.  Stay tuned for details.

Please note that the board has discussed eliminating the “Non-Voting Membership” since we also have an “Honorary Membership” to cover anyone living outside of the village that would still be affiliated with the Association.  I will put this up for a vote at the annual meeting in October and I will e-blast the details at least 30 days prior to that meeting.  Please ensure you are receiving the e-blast and your membership is active if you would like to participate in the vote.

One last note, I saw on the news that the suspect we were warned about by ZPD who was trying to rob businesses and churches in the area by wearing a suit and acting as if he “belonged” there has been apprehended in Bloomington.


Scott Lusk

Village News and Events

VRA Golf Outing

The second annual VRA golf outing will be held on Saturday, August 8th at the Zionsville Golf Course.  We are planning a 3 PM tee time with a similar 4 person scramble/best ball format as last years event.  We will play 9 holes with a light meal following at the course.  

We had a fantastic time last year, and was a great way to have some fun with our neighbors. Participants can once again form their own teams, or sign up as an individual ,and be place on a team.  

Please contact Todd Rech at tcrech@ymail.com with questions or to sign up.  Look for more information in the next Village Voice.  The estimated cost is $30 which will include a 9 holes, a cart, prizes and the meal.Winter is over! Hooray! The Farmer’s Market is opening Saturday, May 16.  Come see your favorite vendors and meet some new ones. Your fellow villagers will be there, so it will give you a chance to catch up with them too. 

The Zionsville Historical Society Announces Upcoming Program on Victorian Mourning Customs 

The Zionsville Historical Society recently announced plans for a special free program the organization is hosting as a part of this year’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. 

The community is invited to attend “In Memory of Our Dear One” – a program on the mourning customs of the 19th century presented by Nancy Perzzo and Karen Patton of Bloomington, Illinois on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Zionsville Lions Clubhouse located at 115 South Elm Street in Zionsville, Indiana. No reservation is necessary. “This is a very special year for us,” says Zionsville Historical Society President Ralph Stacy. “President Lincoln’s inaugural train stopped briefly in Zionsville in 1860 and, of course, Lincoln’s funeral train came right through town again in 1865. Zionsville was a very young, small community—just 13 years old with a population of about 250 people, but we played an important part in the history of that time.” Presented in full period costume—enhanced with a variety of props, music, and visuals—this program promises to be both educational and entertaining. According to Perzzo and Patton, “Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette expected to be followed. Each phase of mourning sent a special social message to others. 

Join us as we discuss the private and social aspects of mourning in Victorian era America. We will learn about the expectations of dressing properly while grieving, the significance of draping the home and inner decor, the importance of living photography and post-mortem photography, the popularity of spiritualism, and much more.” Attendees of this free program will enjoy refreshments, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the mission of the Zionsville Historical Society. 

For more information, visit the Zionsville Historical Society page on Facebook or email zionsvillehistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.  

SullivanMunce Announces Annual Paint Out and Gardens of Zionsville Tour

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Zionsville Genealogical Library hosts Global Family Reunion

What:  An event like no other. The biggest, most inclusive and most fascinating family reunion in history.
When:   June 6, 2015, 11 AM- 3 PM
Where:  SullivanMunce Cultural Center
               225 West Hawthorne Street
               Zionsville, IN  46077
The Zionsville Genealogical Library, part of the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, will host the Global Family Reunion as one of two branch parties in Indiana.

The Global Family Reunion will take place  June 6, 2015 , and aims to be the biggest, most inclusive and most entertaining family reunion in history. Everyone is invited. The main event will be held on the grounds of the World’s Fair in New York, and will include presentations by celebrities, genealogists, and famous scientists, music, comedy, games, interactive exhibits, and food. There will be simultaneous parties around the world. Live feeds from New York will connect our party in Zionsville to the main event.

LOCALLY our reunion will take place from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature food, fun, prizes and activities. Tours of the Genealogical Library as well as historical sites in Zionsville will be available. Join us to find your roots and grow your family tree. Genealogists will be on site to help you research and find more of your cousins.

The day promises to be a good time for all Zionsville cousins while supporting the Zionsville Genealogical Library, one of the hidden treasures in Zionsville.

SullivanMunce Cultural Center 317-873-4900
Student/Senior/Individual $5

Family $10

Family Plus $25
·         Research on Ancestry or Family Search 
·         *Free Membership to the SullivanMunce Cultural Center

Family Grande $50 
·         Research on Ancestry or Family Search 
·         *Free Membership to the SullivanMunce Cultural Center
·         Copy of “A Chronology of Zionsville, Indiana Events” book
·         Walking Tour

Farmers Market

Have you been to the Farmer’s Market yet?  Well, if you haven’t, you are in for a big surprise. There are several new vendors for you to try out. There are also celebrations where you can receive goodies, watch a cooking demonstration, and participate in a free yoga class. It’s an event every  Saturday  morning! Read on and be sure to mark your calendar.

Yoga at the Farmers Market: 


6/13 “Free Range Yoga at the Market With Simply Yoga”

6/20 “From Farm to Flow With Peace Through Yoga”

7/18 “From Farm to Flow With Peace Through Yoga”

8/15 “From Farm to Flow With Peace Through Yoga”

9/5 “Free Range Yoga at the Market With Simply Yoga”

9/12 “From Farm to Flow With Peace Through Yoga”


Farmers Market Special Events: 


June 6 – Strawberry Shortcake Day (free shortcake to visitors)

June 6 – Chef Peter Fulgenzi cooking demonstration sponsored by IU North

August 8 – National Farmers Market Week celebration (free goodies)

September 12 – Chef Peter Fulgenzi cooking demonstration sponsored by IU North


Welcome to these new vendors:


Saw-whet Farm (produce)

Simplicity Holistic Health (juice)

Woodland Honey Co. (honey)

Blue Yonder Organic Farm (produce)

Xchocol’Art (artisan chocolates)

Wildflower Farms (flowers and herbs)

Sweet Peas Flower Farm (cut flowers, flower bar)

Farming for Life (fermented foods)

Dunbar Heritage Farms (produce)


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