The Harper County Community Foundation recently recognized the grant recipients for the October 2014 round at an Awards Presentation held in conjunction with their End of the Year Gala. The event was held at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, October 28th, in the Westview Apartments’ Community Room in Harper.

These monies from the Waste Connection Landfill Revenues and the Harper County Board of Commissioners represent the twelfth round of grants awarded. The Foundation also awarded monies from their discretionary funds. For this grant round, 32 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $289,116 requested. The Foundation awarded $105,119 to 23 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County.

Recipients of the October 2014 grant monies are Harper Teen Library Council for a new public computer, City of Attica Police Department for prizes for Red Ribbon Week Drug Free Awareness program, USD 511 Jr. High Social Studies Department for a field trip to the Kansas Capital in Topeka, Operate Decorate Downtown for Christmas Decoration Upkeep in Downtown Harper Park, USD 511 Goal Getter Reading Program, Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church for the Wednesday night Youth Food Program, Chaparral Kids Wrestling Club for uniforms, VFW Post 11449 for building roof repair, USD 511 for continuation of the EverFi Financial Literacy Program, Main Street Ministry for After School Program supplies and snacks, Attica Hospital District for Call Light System as well as Fire Alarm System Replacement, Harper County Sheriff’s Department for an In Car Camera, Anthony Chamber of Commerce 2015 Sunflower Balloon Fest activities, Chaparral High School for a 44” Large Format Poster Printer, Anthony Recreation Commission for Ballfield Improvements, Kansas 9-11 Memorial Upkeep Funding, City of Attica for their Radio Communication System, USD 511 for Playground Equipment, Junior Achievement of Wichita for Junior Achievement for Harper County, Attica Summer Rec for Baseball Field Renovations, Harper Hospital District #5 for Mandated Fire Marshall Updates, and Big Blue Backers towards the Charter Bus Project.

This grant round is part of the annual commitment of nearly $200,000 by the Harper County Board of Commissioners to benefit Harper County citizens and organizations from the landfill revenue funds. The Foundation was selected as the organization to receive, review and evaluate applications for projects based on these fields of support since May of 2009. Past grant recipients can be viewed on the Foundation’s website at

HCCF’s Mission is focused on education, human needs, health care, community improvement or rural development that will enrich the community’s of Harper County through support and resources. The deadline for the next grant round will be May 1, 2015.

More information about HCCF may be found on their website at In addition, any questions may be directed to Michelle Fahring, Assistant to the Foundation, by calling 620-840-1153 (cell phone), or by sending an e-mail to



Photo identification


Front Row left to right:

Tiffany Asper, Chaparral Kids Wrestling; Jennifer Dunbar, City of Attica; Heather Watts, Main Street Ministry After School Program; Angie Alexander, City of Attica; Tina Welch, Harper Public Library; Loretta Kerschen, Harper Hospital District #5; and Sue Williams, Big Blue Backers.


Back Row left to right:

Justin Hill, Chaparral Art Department; Don Wells, USD 511; Tabitha Bandy, Anthony Recreation Commission; Creighton Cullop, Kansas 9-11 Memorial; Teresa Woods, Attica Hospital District #1; Eric Dark, Attica Summer Rec; Pam Gerber, Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church; Brad Giesen, Big Blue Backers; Bill Widener, Harper Hospital District #5 and Kevin Alexander, HCCF Chairperson.