The Harper County Community Foundation recently recognized the grant recipients for the October 2015 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 27th, 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 fourteenth round of grants awarded. The Foundation also awarded monies from their discretionary funds. For this grant round, 36 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $283,259 requested. The Foundation awarded $120,000 to 24 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County.

Recipients of the October 2015 grant monies are Helping Hands of Harper Bench Project; City of Attica Drug Awareness Program and Street Repair Equipment; Little Lions Preschool for Educational Resources; Attica Public Schools for Accelerated Reader Incentive Program, Educational Field Trips and EverFi Financial Literacy; Harper Recreation Commission for Complex Upgrade of Bleachers and Press Box; VFW Post 11449 for Floor, Tile and Wall Repair; Anthony Elementary FOCUS for Educational Field Trips; Anthony Lake Disc Golf Course Improvements and Revitalization; Harper County Sheriff‘s Department for an In Car Camera; Main Street Ministry for their After School Program and Roof Repairs; Anthony Chamber of Commerce for the Sunflower Balloon Fest; The Arts Center, Inc, for a Ceramic Studio; Attica Wellness Center for Decor Completion Project; Chaparral High School for Arc Welder Replacements; Attica Long Term Care for New Living Room Furniture and Outdoor Courtyard Accessibility; Junior Achievement for Harper County; Harper Hospital District #5 for Heritage Estates’ Quick Response System Upgrade; Anthony Medical Center for Vital Machines Updates and Child Start for a Tornado Shelter.

HCCF’s Mission is focused on education, human needs, health care, community improvement or rural development that will enrich the communities of Harper County through support and resources. The deadline for the next grant round will be May 1, 2016.

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:

Connie Larcom, Little Lions Preschool; Jeanette Domnick, Helping Hands of Harper; Loretta Kerschen, Harper Hospital District #5; Kaitlin Tatro, Attica Public Schools; Shea Lounsbury, Anthony Medical Center; Marla McGovney, Child Start, Juliana Whisman, The Arts Center, Inc.; and Heather Watts, Main Street Ministry.

Back Row left to right:

Holly Noble, Attica Long Term Care Center; Bob Domnick, Helping Hands of Harper; Paul Saliger, VFW Post 11449; Tracy Chance, Harper County Sheriff’s Department; Jason Dunlap, Child Start; Alan Allenbach, City of Attica; Wade Beal, Harper Recreation Commission; Megan McDaniel, Attica Wellness Center; Carl Schmidt, Main Street Ministry; James Guy, Anthony Lake Disc Golf Course; and Kevin Alexander, HCCF Chairperson.