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The Greentown a July 1999 evtne Volume 6, Issue 7 “ a paper for the people” Greentown Sesquicentennial Closes Books = Donates $ 42,787. i 2. , Ip . The above people have much to be smiling about. The Greentown Sesquicentennial Committee announced gifts to three organizations in a meeting June 25. Left to right are Jay Freeman of the Greentown Lions Club; Ron Simpson, president of the Greentown Historical Society; Bonnie Bonebrake, president of the Greentown Sesquicentennial Committee; Jayne Bok, president of the Greentown Public Library Board; and Ron Harper, president of the Community Foundation of Howard County, which will be administering the funds. The Greentown Sesquicentennial of 1998 was many faceted - events, displays, it play, a bk, commemorative souvenirs, involvement by a large segment of eastern Howard County residents. It was deemed a success in spite of a tornado which ripped through Greentown on the opening day of the main weekend. It was a success in providing lasting memories and in uplifting the history of the area. One aspect which was never a major goal of the core committee was that of finishing with a balance in the bank account. The committee, comprised of Bonnie Bonebrake, Rachel Jenkins, Charlotte Agness, Debra McAdams, Craig Trott and Darwin Freeman, provided COmmemOratiVe items as much for the memories they would evoke as for the money they might bring. It was always the goal to be able to pay all bills, but not necessarily to show a big surplus. However, the response to the commemorative items was so great that at the final accounting, a balance of $ 42,787. was shown. Being a corporation of limited duration, consideration was made of how to distribute the funds. A decision was made to divided it equally between the Greentown Public Libirary, the Greentown Historical Society, and the Greentown Lions Club. At a special meeting June 25 at the Greentown City Building, those three organizations were told that they would each receive $ 14,262. The gifts to the Library and the Historical Society will each be in- the form of an endowment with the Community Foundation of Howard County. Because of a match being offered currently by Lilly Endowment, those gifts will be increased by 50%, which brings them up to $ 21,393. As endowments, the principal will he invested, with the interest being made available to the recipient each year. The gift to the Greentown Lions is in the form of a non- permanent advised fund, also through the Community Foundation. Because it will be available soon in its entmdy the Lilly match is 25%, making it $ 17,828. Ron Harper, president of the Community Foundation explained that these funds can be added to by any one at any time in any amount. Any additions before September 30, 1999 will also be increased by 50%. In addition to the 50% added to the fund, the Foundation receives an additional 50% to use in its grants program, some of which will undoubtedly come back to Greentown. For infbrmation on how to make a donation,, call the Community Foundation of Howard County, 454- 7298. 200 Ton Transformer Installed Cinergy moved the fust of three transformers to the Greentown substation at US 35 and CR 1 1 OOE on Thursday, June 24. Weighmg nearly 200 tons, it was brought in by rail and unloaded at Mill Street in Greentown. It was then moved ( very slowly) to the substation, which Cinergy owns jointly with AEP. Dave Pottenger, substation maintenance mechanic, said the bank of transformers is a replacement for some which became inoperable 1 ? h to 2 yearsago. FAIRGROUNDS JULY 4 AT DUSK ,
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1999-07, 06:07|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Greentown Sesquicentennial Closes Books-Donates $42,787.
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, July 1999, Volume 06, Issue 07|
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