The Harper County Community Foundation recently recognized the grant recipients for the October 2013 round at an Awards Presentation held in conjunction with their End of Year Gala. The event was held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, November 6th, 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 tenth round of grants awarded. For this grant round, 25 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $206,031 requested. The Foundation awarded $114,969 to 19 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County.

Recipients of the October 2013 grant monies are the Little Lambs Daycare for a Reverse Osmosis Water System; Historical Museum of Anthony for an Interior Painting Project; Attica USD 511 incentives for their Accelerated Reader Program; City of Attica for a Water Pump; Attica USD 511 for Dictionary and Thesaurus use in the classroom; Anthony Gun Club for a Trap Replacement; Anthony Theatre for their Concession Stand Restoration; Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church for the Harper Wednesday evening Youth Food Program; Anthony Christian Church for a Scoreboard in the Gymnasium of their Activity Building; Attica USD 511 for the EverFi Financial Literacy Program; Main Street for supplies for their After School Program; Attica Recreation Commission for Attica Ballfield Renovations; Harper United Methodist Church for a Multi-Media Project; Start Up Essentials for the Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center; Attica USD 511 for Sequential and Systematic Learning Profiles Program; Attica Hospital District and Harper Hospital District for updating computers and other technology; Anthony Medical Center for an Automated Coagulation Analyzer for blood analysis and USD 361 Food Service Outdoor Walk-In Thermal Freezer.

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, 2014.

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: Lix Lepard, Main Street Ministry; Teresa Cullop, USD 361 Food Service; Shea Lounsbury, Anthony Medical Center; Jamie Deviney, City of Attica; Holly Noble, Attica Hospital District and Dollie Mathes, Anthony Theatre Association.
Back Row left to right: Carl Schmidt, Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center; Ed Preston, Anthony Christian Church; Sid Burkholder, Anthony Gun Club; Kathy Francis, Historical Museum of Anthony; Bill Widener, Harper Hospital District; Chris Smith, Harper United Methodist Church; Pam Gerber, Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church; Suzanne Clark, Little Lambs Daycare; Monte Miller, Attica Recreation Commission and HCCF Chairperson Kevin Alexander.