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Cherokee County Legacy Foundation Grants over $96,000

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quimby fire station - CCLF Chairman Vernon Winterhof, left, is pictured giving an $8000 check to firemen Neil Rupp, center, and Willie Albaugh for adding insulation to the Quimby fire station.
An invitation to Danny's restaurant for dinner recently was an offer too good to refuse for representatives receiving grant funds from this year's Cherokee County Legacy Foundation (CCLF) distribution. Some 14 of 19 qualifying organizations sent members who not only enjoyed dinner and dessert, but also donations for their various projects. Legacy grants ranging from $1,400 to $10,000 were awarded to individual groups throughout the county.

Cherokee County Work Services - CCLF member, Chuck Clark, right, is pictured giving a $1400 check to Jan Cosgrove for the Cherokee County Work Services program.
In the years since the foundation's existence, CCLF has invested over $350,000 in the people and future of Cherokee County, through over 81 different organizations. As Foundation chairman Vernon Winterhof is fond of saying, "We've got the best job in the county." This year's group of recipients included two fire departments, three community centers, three youth programs, and five service organizations.

Marcus Community Center - CCLF member Tom Bindner, left, presents $7500 to Tammy Johnson for the Marcus Community Center's renovation, which included new lighting and carpet.
Grand Meadow Heritage Center - CCLF member Tom Bindner, left, is happy to distribute $4250 to Grand Meadow Heritage Center representatives Don Kintigh, center, and Roy Townsend.
Signs for Washta - CCLF member Ann Drefke, right, is shown giving Washta resident Don Parrott a check for $3200 for signage for their community.
City of Aurelia - CCLF member Belinda Leavitt, right, is pleased to present Roger Redig with a check for $10,000 for a new LED sign for the City of Aurelia.

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