Welcomemat Services, a marketing strategies and technology company specializing in helping businesses turn new movers into loyal customers, has opened two locations in Hamilton County. Sheryl and Dave Eickman have opened Welcomemat Services in Westfield, serving clients throughout Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Avon, Brownsburg and surrounding communities; while Matt and Julie McCord have opened in Fishers, serving clients throughout Fishers, Lawrence, Geist, McCordsville, Fortville, Greenfield, Broad Ripple, Beech Grove and Indianapolis. Westfield phone: 714-4931; Fishers phone: 565-2645.
St. Thomas Aquinas to benefit from its annual Sausage Fest on Aug. 19 and 20 from 6 p.m. to midnight at 46th and Illinois Streets. Free Admission. Contact staindy.org.
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana to benefit from its Grilling Class Fundraiser on Aug. 20 from 1-3 p.m. at Clark Appliance. Tickets: $35. Contact 252-5558.
A Critters Chance to benefit from its annual fundraiser on Aug. 27 at Southeast Way Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact 585-9036.
United Way of Central Indiana’s Connected By 25 program to benefit from Stock the House, a music festival fundraiser to help foster youth transition to adulthood, at The Rathskeller, 401 E. Michigan St. on Aug. 28 from 2-8 p.m. Donations of $5 to $20 at the door and silent auction.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to benefit from GreekFest 2011 on Sept. 9-10 from 4-10 p.m. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. respectively at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Carmel. Tickets: $7. Contact 402-9924.
American Heart Association to benefit from the 2011 Indianapolis Heart Walk on Sept. 17 at the White River State Park. No fee. Contact 732-4714.
Prison Ministry Keeping Families Together to benefit from its annual awards dinner on Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at 3808 N. Meridian St. Tickets: $40. Contact 728-2518.
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc. received a grant of $25,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
Indiana Partnership for Young Writers received a grant from Target for Target Visiting Writer in Residence Program.
Indy Pit Crew received $5,000 from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Southeast Neighborhood Development and Southeast Community Services received a total of $300,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
MCCOY received $40,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.•