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Community Foundation Presents $157,698 in Grants

Kenton Times May 17th, 2019

The Hardin County Community Foundation awarded $157,698 in grants and scholarships during its annual Grant Celebration on Thursday at the Hardin County Armory in Kenton.


The grants were presented to 137 community/civic organizations, along with funds for five scholarships.


Money for the grants is generated through the investment of the Foundation’s nearly $6.8 million in assets.


The grant recipients are as follows: Ada Exempted Village School – reading department books for grades 1-2, $750.


Ada Public Library – summer reading program, $1,250.


Alger First United Methodist Church – Backpack Blessings program, $1,500.


Alger First United Methodist Church-Home Missions – tables and chairs for the newly built Neighbor to Neighbor Outreach Community Center, $600.


Alger Public Library – summer reading program, $1,250.


Bark Park, Kenton – repairs and maintenance, $500.


Belle Center Free Public Library – summer reading program, $500.


Blanchard Dunkirk EMS – oxygen regulators, $590.


Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. OH 32 – postage for care packages sent overseas to deployed men and women, $2,000.


Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. OH 32 – Thank-A-Vet program goodie bags, $500.


Boy Scout Troop 124 – summer camp, $500. Boy Scouts of America Troop 150 – summer camp, $500.


Camp Common Ground – Camp Wednesday Program, $500.


Christian Missionary Alliance Church – NextGenKids program for kids 4 years old through 6th grade, $500.


City of Kenton – flowers, mulch and updating and replacing equipment at the parks, $1,000.


Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Hardin County – provides monthly books to children birth to age 5, $1,500.


Dunkirk Community Improvement Corporation – playground equipment and miscellaneous projects, $625.


Dunkirk Firefighters – fire safety education materials for youth, $700.


Dunkirk Masonic Lodge 549 – Annual Winter Fest, $500.


Epworth United Methodist Church Youth Group – summer camp, $500.


Forest Area CIC Community Committee – Charlie Brown Christmas lighting display, $1,000. Forest Fire Department – 2.5" gate valves, $1,050.


Forest Firefighters’ Association – Fire Prevention Week educational materials, $500.


Forest Police Department – bulletproof vest, $1,000.


Forest Tree Commission – trees, $1,000.


Forest United Methodist Church – summer lunch program in conjunction with the Forest- Jackson Public Library's summer reading program, $500.


Forest-Jackson Public Library – summer reading program, $1,250.


Friends of the Alger Public Library – assistance with the 5th annual art exhibition, $750.


Hardin County 4-H Council – 4-H camp partial scholarships, $1,000.


Hardin County Agricultural Society – Fourth of July fireworks, $3,000.


Hardin County Agricultural Society – digital sign for the fairgrounds entrance, $2,500.


Hardin County Agricultural Society – Junior Fair Board COSI's Science Spot exhibit for youth at the fair – $600.


Hardin County Armory Restoration Foundation – front roof repairs, $2,500.


Hardin County Collective Youth Group – local mission projects, $750.


Hardin County Common Pleas Court – 12-step and self-help reading materials, $325.


Hardin County Council for Retarded Citizens (ARC) – Move and Learn program workshop, $750.


Hardin County Dog Shelter – medical care assistance, $1,500.


Hardin County Family YMCA – HVAC installation, $4,500.


Hardin County Family YMCA – youth summer camps, $1,702.


Hardin County Health Department – miscellaneous projects, $915.


Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc. – Past Perfect software, $1,000.


Hardin County Humane Society – emergency veterinary care assistance, $500.


Hardin County Humane Society – spay/neuter program and starter kits for new pet owners, $1,500.


Hardin County Juvenile Court – Moral Reconation Therapy workbooks and other educational materials, $325.


Hardin County Players – Children's Theatre Workshop, $750.


Hardin County Poultry Banquet Committee – signage for the poultry tent at the fair, $500.


Hardin County Young Professionals Alliance – playground equipment for Pioneer Park project, $500.


Hardin Hills Health Center – updated lighting, front lobby chairs, bedside cabinets and wardrobe closets, $3,613.


Hardin Leadership, Inc. – scholarships to attend Hardin Leadership, $750.


Hardin Memorial Community Outreach – Loads of Love program, $442.


Hardin Northern Community Center – electric upgrade, $500.


Hardin Northern Public Library – summer reading program, $1,250.


Hardin Northern School-History Brigade – Trip to Gettysburg student activities, $1,250.


Hardin Northern School Library – reading programs throughout the year, $500.


Heartbeat of Hardin County – sex trafficking education and awareness programming and supplies, $500.


Heartbeat of Hardin County – crib and car seat program, $750.


Helen Mabrey Shoe Fund, Inc. – shoes for less fortunate children, $5,000.


Helping Hands Outreach Ministries – Summer Back to School project, $4,500.


Jackson-Forest Ambulance District – lettering and graphics for new ambulance, $1,000.


Jackson-Forest EMS – training equipment and educational materials for EMS week, $750.


Keep Hardin County Beautiful – flowers and supplies for urns and Jackson Garden, $1,000.


Keep Hardin County Beautiful – recycling program to teach children the benefits of recycling, $500.


Kenton Area Swim Team (KAST) – flag strands and lane lines, $500.


Kenton City Schools Cafeteria – assistance to children who have exhausted their ability to charge their lunch cost, $1,000.


Kenton City Schools-Elementary – The Book Room Project which will provide guided reading books for grades K-2, $1,000.


Kenton City Schools Elementary Vocal Music Department – – sheet music, $300.


Kenton City Schools-High School – refrigerator and kitchen supplies to instruct special needs students living skills, $500.


Kenton City Schools-High School – reading books for leadership course, $250.


Kenton City Schools-High School Vocal Music Department – SmartMusic and Total Tone Savvy subscriptions, $750.


Kenton City Schools-Third Grade – supplies for leadership clubs, $500.


Kenton Fire Department – King Vision LED Video Laryngoscope kit, $1,000.


Kenton First Baptist Church – building fund, $866.


Kenton Full Gospel Bread of Life Food Pantry – food pantry supplies, $1,000.


Kenton Historic Courthouse District – downtown flower pot and hanging basket project, $1,000.


Kenton Historic Courthouse District – maintenance of the Gene Autry Park, $500.


Kenton Little League, Inc. – scholarships and maintenance, $1,700.


Kenton Police Department – bullet-resistant vests, $1,000.


Kenton Tree Commission – trees, $1,000.


Lake of Lights – light conversion to LED lighting, $750.


Love INC of Hardin County – special needs requests, $1,000.


Master Gardeners of Hardin County – garden description signs, $500.


McGuffey Church of Christ – youth group meals and programming, $750.


McGuffey Church of Christ – Summer Block Party event, $1,000.


McGuffey Volunteer Fire Company – update emergency and scene lighting, $1,000.


Memorial Park Golf Club, Inc. – youth golf program, $896.


Midwest Regional Educational Service Center – educational supplies for preschool classrooms, $500.


Midwest Regional Educational Service Center – Smart Board, iPads, visual timers and classroom computers for the Little River Preschool at USV School, $500.


MLJ Hardin County District Library – senior citizen and disabled patrons program and other adult programming, $425.


MLJ Hardin County District Library – summer reading program, $1,250.


Mt. Victory Community Improvement Corporation – old walking path removal and installation of a new walking path, $2,000.


New Creations – program to teach veterans skills to learn a new trade, $804.


New Hope Ministry Park, LLC – homeless shelter renovations, $1,500.


Northern Hardin Fire District – iPads and software to track firefighters operations and locations at fire scenes, $1,500.


Not By Choice Outreach – Beautiful Warrior program, $2,500.


Not By Choice Outreach – Chemo Bags of Hope program, $1,500.


Ohio State University, Hardin County OSU Extension – water bottles and hands-on activities materials for the Healthy and Hydrated: It’s in Your Hands program at the Hardin County Fair, $250.


Ohio State University, Hardin County OSU Extension Girls' Group – activities and programming for grades 4-8, $250.


Ohio State University, Hardin County OSU Extension – Cooking Matters program, $1,000.


Painter Creek Community Grange – metal roof, $750.


Patterson United Methodist Church – furnace for the sanctuary, $1,000.

Pawsitive Pals – medical care assistance, $1,000.


Project Linus – Blankets for children going through illness, injury, trauma or loss, $1,000.


Quilts for Kids NW Ohio – quilting supplies to make quilts for long term or terminally ill children, $300.


ReStore Community Center, Ada – tape, wrapping paper and photo paper for their Christmas programming, $150.


ReStore Community Center, Ada – various community meals, $1,500.


Ridgemont Public Library – summer reading program, $1,200.


Ridgemont Youth Summer Sports Association – shelter house at the Ridgeway ball park, $750. Ridgeway Firefighters – backup cameras for tankers, $500.


Riverdale Youth Soccer – paint sprayer, $1,500.


Robert Reed Jr. Genealogy Library and Hardin County Genealogy Society – replacement of computers and associated equipment, $2,070.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio – housing for families with hospitalized children, $1,000.


Roundhead McDonald Park Board – playground equipment, $1,250.


Roundhead United Methodist Church – wheelchair ramp, $2,500.


Safe Haven of Hardin County – storage unit, shelving and totes to store donations for the domestic violence shelter, $500.


St. Vincent dePaul Society of Immaculate Conception Church – hygiene and cleaning items for the less fortunate, $1,500.


Silver Creek United Methodist Church – various youth activities, $750.


Silver Creek United Methodist Church – Turn Around Outreach, $750.


Some Of Us People (S.O.U.P.) – monthly meals for the less fortunate, $3,000.


Southeast Hardin Northwest Union Joint Fire District – SCBA carbon fiber air bottles, $1,000.


St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church – food for Kids Backpack Program, $1,000.


Table One Ministries – Tuesday night meal sponsorship, $1,500.


The Neighborhood Opportunity Center – food boxes for the less fortunate, $2,000.


Tree Town Festival – youth exhibits for the festival, $2,000.


Trustees of Memorial Hall – ox roast, $750.


Upper Scioto Valley School – Parental Read Aloud handbook for Title I participants, $500.


Upper Scioto Valley School – summer literacy program for grades K-6, $2,000.


Upper Scioto Valley School-Middle School Student Council – Backpack Blessings program, $1,000.


Upper Scioto Valley School-Music Department – speaker system for the marching band, $500.


USV Ambulance District Alger Unit – free county EMS training, $2,000.


USV Ambulance District- Alger Unit – CPR adult mannequins, new stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs, latex glove holders, and other CPR equipment, $2,000.


Veterans' Service Office – annual veterans dinner, $1,000.


Village of Dunkirk – HN Community Family Fun Day, $500.


Village of Dunkirk – flowers and seasonal decorations, $500.


Village of Dunkirk – trees, $1,000.


Village of Forest – downtown planter flowers, $1,000.


Village of Forest-Recreation Board – resealing of the walking paths at Gormley Park, $1,500.


Village of Mt. Victory – trees, $1,000.


Village of Mt. Victory – outdoor metal waste receptacles, $750.


Wolf Creek Center for the Arts of Hardin County, Ohio, Inc. – art classes, $750.




Jerry Jester – Kenton Dollars for Scholars, $1,000.


Catherine Lens – Kenton Dollars for Scholars, $500.


Mr. and Mrs. OJ Hogan – Kenton Dollars for Scholars, $500.


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spath – two USV students, $2,500 each.

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