This is the last newsletter for 2022. Thank you for helping make this year a success. Every single one of you has contributed to the collective impact of what we have accomplished this year. Whether you are a donor, or have volunteered your time to the Foundation or another nonprofit organization you have helped make a positive impact in Warren County. If you have helped by word of mouth telling others what you have read in the newsletter or what you have seen the Foundation doing in the community, we thank you. We are so excited for what 2023 will bring and appreciate you continued support into the new year. Happy holidays to everyone!
Pine Village Elementary and Williamsport Elementary receive grants for their Backpack Program
The Community Foundation awarded both of these elementary schools $1,500 grants from the Warren County Hunger Fund. The Pine Village student council members pictured on the left pack the bags each week that go home with students for the weekend. Williamsport Elementary teams up with Hickman Heights Christian Church to pack their bags each week that go home with their students in need. Annessa Monroe accepted the check on behalf of Williamsport Elementary School. The Hunger Fund is a field of interest fund addressing food insecurities in our local community. Donations can be made to the Hunger Fund at any time.
Ura Seeger Memorial Auditorium receives grant
The Warren County Community Foundation gave a grant for $1300 to the Ura Seeger Auditorium. This grant will be used to purchase a washer and dryer so that tablecloths from Auditorium events, and costumes from shows can be cleaned. We look forward to some great shows at the Auditorium in 2023!
A Better Way Food Co-Op receives WCCF grant
The Community Foundation awarded A Better Way Food Co-Op with a $1,000 grant from the Good Samaritan Fund. This grant will be used to purchase meat and other perishable foods. The Good Samaritan Fund is a field of interest fund. Each year we are looking for ways to positively impact the community through its payout. Donations can be made to this fund at any time.
Don & Mary Ann Akers Memorial fund awards grant
The Don and Mary Ann Akers Memorial Fund is a donor advised fund at the Foundation. This year the grant for $719 is going to go to the Warren County Community Pool project.
Marge Clark Education Fund brings show to all students in the district
Marge Clark Education Fund at the Foundation gave a grant to bring Bright Star Touring Theatre to Ura Seeger Auditorium on December 15th for a production of A Dickens Tale. All students in the entire district were able to enjoy this show. There was an elementary performance and a second Jr. High/ High School performance. Bright Star is a touring theatre company out of Ashville, North Carolina and this year marks their 20th year of traveling the United States doing performances.
$5,000 Match offered for Warren County Community Pool Project
The last match a couple of months ago was a quick success. The Foundation decided to do it again! Between now and the end of the year, all donations to the pool project until $5,000 is reached, will receive a match from the Community Foundation. Make checks out to: Town of Williamsport with pool fund in the memo.
Scholarship applications due January 15th
This is a reminder to all students, whether high school seniors, college students, or people going back to the school for the first time in a long time, you might be eligible for a scholarship. If you have any questions about the scholarship application please call the Foundation at 765-764-1501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The scholarship application is on the website or you can click here.
Public Meeting for Williamsport Parks Plan set for January 25th
The Williamsport Park Board has been working on their 5-year park plan. They have submitted the first part to the DNR for review, but the second part which is due in April has additional components. Last year residents had the opportunity to fill out a survey pertaining to the new swimming pool. That information was very helpful to the park board and the pool committee. In early 2023 there will be two opportunities for Williamsport residents and other residents who use the Williamsport parks to let their voices be heard.
First there will be a public meeting January 25th at 6:30 at the Learning Center. There will be opportunities for giving feedback on the priorities of the parks over the next five years. Then in early February, there will be a public survey that residents can take as well. Mark the calendar to attend the meeting if you want to have input for the 5-year park plan
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