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.