We have so much to be thankful for here in Warren County! We have wonderful donors, amazing grant recipients, and fun projects happening in the community. November 29th is Giving Tuesday. As always, we would welcome your donation here at the Community Foundation, but you could also give a donation to another great organization we have in Warren County or elsewhere that serve Warren County residents. Thank you for your generosity!
WCCF Board Alumni Met and Awarded Grant
On November 9th, the WCCF Board Alumni met for an event we call PIE Day. The event is to Promote, Inform, and Engage. Michele Stucky talks about what the Foundation has been doing since the last time the group got together. The projects associated with Lilly Endowment GIFT VII were discussed along with a short video to show where we have been working and how the projects turned out. The group eats pie while getting a Foundation update. All members in attendance put their name in a hat. At the end of the meeting, one name is drawn out, and that former board member gets to decide where the grant from the WCCF Board Alumni Fund will go for that year. This year, the $500 grant was given towards the Warren County Pool Project. Pictured: Liz Rader, Candy Hunter, Linda Potosky, Tracy Hansen, Burt Etchison, David Poor. Not pictured Dr. Jon Inman
Valerie McIntosh Memorial Fund Awards Grant and $5,000 match met
The Valerie McIntosh Memorial Fund awarded $1,616.91 to the Warren County Pool Fund. This fund also gave a scholarship during the fair, and then the remaining 2022 grant payout went towards the pool. In addition, the public rallied and met the $5,000 match that the Foundation offered on private donations. Great job everyone! Keep those donations coming in so we can realize the dream of a new pool! Pictured: Vickie Strickler accepting a check from Michele Stucky
WHIN Capstone Grant brings Chainsaw Carver to Fleming Woods County Park
On November 4th, Walter Dobbins from Mooresville came to Fleming Woods County Park and started carving dead stumps and broken-off trees. He brought one piece, an eagle, already complete, and carved another six pieces including two morel mushrooms, two faces, an owl, and another bird. Despite the cold weather he is here again TODAY -November 18th. He will be here carving until around 3:00 and anyone is welcome to come and watch. He will be finishing the owl, carving a bear, a face, and a raccoon. You can see a short video clip here: Fleming Woods Carvings
Seeger Art Club helping prepare for Lights in the Park
The Seeger Art Club has picked up where the students from the Senior Service Day left off. They have been painting more plywood cut-outs and ornaments for the Williamsport Park. We are looking forward to a display bigger and better than last year!
Entries wanted for 1st Christmas Parade!
The Williamsport Christmas Lights in the Park parade committee cordially invites your organization to be a participant in the 2022 Christmas Parade. It will take place Saturday December 10th at 5:00 pm. The parade will start at Williamsport Elementary School and end at the park. Even if you don't plan to be in the parade, mark your calendar and plan to watch the parade! If you have questions and would like to participate please contact Brian Jordan at 765-376-6067 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Chantell Van Leer 765-918-7788 e-mail email@example.com, or Wade Armes 765-585-4180e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Displays wanted for Williamsport Park
This year marks the third year for Lights in the Park. We are still seeking additional businesses, organizations, and churches to put up displays around the park, the ball diamonds, tennis courts, pavilions and the fair buildings including the hog barn, coliseum and goat/sheep barn. The goal is to create a drive around the park loop of light displays for families to enjoy. The displays need to be set up by the weekend after Thanksgiving through January 1st. Displays can be as simple as a tree, or as far as your imagination can take you. To sign up for a free spot, or for more information contact Brian Jordan at 765-376-6067 or 1926rpu@gmail. com
Mother's Love Cancer Support Fund hosted Bingo!
Last night we had a great turn out to our Bingo event benefiting Mother's Love Cancer Support Fund. This fund creates Hope Totes for residents of Warren County or Attica who are undergoing cancer treatment. If you know someone who is undergoing treatment you can send an email to email@example.com Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success and a big thank you to Maria Schopmeyer, owner of The Farm & Company for bringing beautiful pieces for the Bingo winners.