The Harper County Community Foundation recently recognized the grant recipients for the May 2017 round at an Awards Presentation held in conjunction with their Annual Meeting and Family Grant Party. The event was held at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, May 23rd at the Anthony Christian Church Gym in Anthony.

The Foundation would like to thank the Anthony Christian Church for hosting the party and The Arts Center for providing entertainment for the children in attendance. For this grant round, 46 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $258,698 requested. The Foundation awarded $110,000 to 35 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County. Winners of the American Legion, Jean Jensen as well as the Jack and Lavera Bertholf Scholarships were also recognized during the event. HCCF wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Recipients of the May 2017 grant monies are Harper County Transition to Career Program for the Reality U Event; The Arts Center’s Elementary School Art Education Program; Harper Recreation Commission for a Sports Complex 30’ x 30’ Event Tent; Attica Christian Church for Sound System Upgrades; Anthony Police Department for Taser Replacement; Harper County Preservation & Tourism for Hamner, Kansas’ Roadside Marker; City of Attica for Bike Safety Program and City Street Signs; Attica Public Schools for the High School Volleyball Equipment, Elementary Accelerated Reader Incentive Program, 3D Printers, and School Concessions Stand Renovations; Chaparral High School for Wood Shop Equipment and New Instruments for Band; Harper Elementary for an Outdoor Learning Garden/Monarch Station and Hokki Wobble Stools for 5th & 6th Grade Classrooms; City of Harper for AED Equipment; KMotion Praise Band for Keyboard; Harper Ministerial Alliance for the City of Harper Summer Food Program; Anthony Golf Club for Front Perimeter Fence; Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church for Renovating Classroom Space for Community-Wide Youth Program; Anthony Theatre Electrical Upgrades; Harper Area Health Foundation’s Imagination Library Program; Attica United Methodist Church for Protection and Preservation of Stained Glass Windows; Harper Public Library for Classroom & Recreational Area Heating & Cooling; Junior Achievement of Wichita for Junior Achievement Program in Harper County; Attica Long Term Care for their Breezeway Renovation; Harper County Bullseye BBQ; Horizons Mental Health Center for a Child Advocacy Center in Harper; USD 361 for Anthony and Harper Elementary School Playground Barriers and AED Replacement for Harper Elementary School; Southern Kansas Bowhunters Club for their “Bale Out” Project; Attica Hunter Safety Utility Trailer; Anthony Gun Club Shells Purchase; Harper Hospital District #5 AccuVein AV 400 purchase.

HCCF’s Mission is focused on education, human needs, health care, community improvement or rural development projects that will enrich the communities of Harper County through support and resources. The deadline for the next grant round will be October 1, 2017.

More information about HCCF may be found on their website at www.harpercofoundation.org. 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 harpercofoundation@gmail.com.



Photo identification


Front Row left to right:

Britt Hedlund, Harper County Transition to Career; Sandra Owen, Junior Achievement; Holly Noble, Attica Long Term Care Center; Loretta Kerschen, Harper Hospital District #5; Dollie Mathes, Harper County Preservation & Tourism; Bette DeMeritt, Anthony Theatre; Pam Gerber, Harper Elementary School; Annie Gerber, KMotion Praise Band; Kathy Zimmerman, Harper Area Health Foundation; Rhonda Harrison, Chaparral Band; and Cindy Warren, Attica Public Schools.


Back Row left to right:

Kevin Alexander, HCCF Executive Director; Juliana Whisman, The Arts Center, Inc.; John Elmore, Southern Kansas Bowhunters Club; Sid Burkholder, Anthony Gun Club; Eddie Barber, Harper Ministerial Alliance; Pat Kerschen, Horizons Child Advocacy Center; Zach Bauer, Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church; LeRoy Matthews, Harper Public Library; Mike Reed, Chaparral Wood Shop; Colton Hardaway, USD 361; Danny Porter, City of Attica; Lisa Mathes, USD 361; Lisa Newsum, Attica Public Schools; Chet Barber, Anthony Golf Club; Chuck Berry, Attica Police Department and Mike Loreg, Attica Christian Church.