If the strength of a community is judged by the quality and quantity of relationships that bind it together, Remington is robustly healthy. From vibrant churches to active community organizations engaging in service and town improvements, there is a place for anybody who cares about their hometown to plug in.
In its first year, the Remington Women's Giving Circle membership included 17 charter members, each pledging $100 or more per year. The giving circle has awarded grants to Remington Main Street, Fountain Park Chautauqua, Tri-County Art Department, The Town of Remington, Remington Carpenter Township Public Library, and the Jasper County Women's Endowment Fund. The organization works thru the Jasper Foundation.
Troop leader: Jami Barber
Kindergarten girls from Remington, Wolcott and Brookston.
Meets twice a month on Tuesdays at the Remington Library Tobias Center, 6:30-7:30 PM
Cavalier Clovers 4-H Club meets monthly January thru June at the Roy & Fern Tobias Community Room at 6: 30 PM. There are 56 registered members of this club.
This community organization meets quarterly. Contact Don Pampel for further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpenter Country Clovers 4-H Club meets on the second Monday of each month at the Roy & Fern Community Room at the library at 6:30 PM. This is the club that merged from the former Carpenter Clovers and the Country Clovers 4-H Clubs.
The Remington Food Pantry is housed in the basement of the First Christian Church located at 8 West Virginia Street. Currently the food pantry is open on Thursdays from 9:30 AM until 11 AM. Families receive foods based on their family size, including vouchers for bread, milk and eggs at the local grocery store.
The pantry is supported by the Remington United Methodist Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Remington First Christian Church, Remington Apostolic Christian Church, and the Remington Baptist Church. Each church provides volunteers on a monthly basis for the pantry's operating hours.
Also in the church basement is the CLOTHES CLOSET, used clothing available for those in need of it. The clothing is provided by the First Christian Church.
Troop #158 Boy Scouts is open for boys of the Tri-County School Corporation. Contact Scoutmaster Jim Miller for more information. There is an additional Boy Scout Troop 159 currently for girls. Their leader is Tania Northup.
Pack #3158 Cub Scouts is the local group for boys in the Tri-County School Corporation. Contact Scoutmaster Brandi Froehling for more information.
The Friends of the Remington Carpenter Township Public Library, Inc. is a group of concerned citizens who share the belief that a strong public library is a valuable intellectual and recreational resource in the community. Our library is tax-supported, but there are items and programs that are not included in the library's budget. The Friends of RCTPL, Inc. provide financial assistance for these needs.
Are you a "Friend" of the library? Please contact the library at 261-2543 for more information, or visit us on the web at: www.rctpl.com/friends/friends.htm. Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm at the library.
Tri-Kappa sorority meets monthly the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 PM, raising funds annually with their food stand at the Fountain Park Chautauqua. The group helps CHAPS, Cheer Guild, Community Ambulance, Crisis Center, Fire Department, Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, Riley Children's Hospital, Remington / Wolcott Libraries, Youth Baseball and Soccer.
Contact person: Mary Lou Erickson or Chris Young.
Gamma Beta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, founded in 1941, serves the local community. Through the years the chapter has been able to contribute many items to the community such as equipment for the doctor's office, ambulance service, fire department, library, school system and has helped families in time of need.
We have purchased items for the music and art departments at Tri-County. We have helped sponsor convocations of many types. And we support the local summer softball association. We believe in helping others any way that we can.
Other philanthropic activities supported by our chapter include: Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Patient, Book of the Month-Remington, Cheer Guild, Fountain Park Hotel, Hoosier Salon, Honor Awards, Indianapolis Symphony, May Speech & Hearing Month, Remington Food Pantry, Remington Library, Riley Hospital Donations, Riley Telethon.
National Website: www.psiiotaxi.com
The Remington Lion's Club sponsors community events such as the Halloween Parade, the annual Remington Christmas Parade, and the Easter Egg Hunt. The group raises funds through it's weekly night BINGO at the Lion's Club building. Each year, the group awards college scholarships to local high school seniors. The club is a chapter of the International Association of Lion's Clubs.
Local veterans enjoy visiting together at the local legion. The Remington American Legion Post 280 is located on South Railroad Street. They also support the deployment of members in the military from the local National Guard Armory. Local contact person is George Brook.
Emergency & County Services
For all emergencies, call 9-1-1
Police, Fire, Ambulance
Ambulance website: http://www.sjcas101.org
Jasper County Emergency Management
Indiana Poison Control
BEFORE YOU DIG: Phone 800-382-5544 for utility marking
Remington Police (non-emergency) 219-261-3133
Remington Fire Department (non-emergency) 219-261-2050
Jasper County Extension Office
Jasper County Sheriff's Department (business line)
Monday-Friday, 8 AM-4PM CST
Phone: 219-866-7344 or 219-866-4950
Jasper County REMC
24 hr Customer Service Phone: 800-464-7726
Gas Leak EMERGENCY Phone: 800-634-3524