E-Newsletter - October 2019

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Lilly Endowment Finalists Announced

Six Blackford High School students have been named as finalists for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship that will be awarded to a Blackford County senior. The finalists are (front row from left) Nicholas Otwinowski, Bethany Elkins, Nolan McConnell, (back from left) Ellie Langdon, Straton Stone, and Natalie Thurman. The award will be announced in December.  Read More

Contribute Your Insights

The Foundation is currently gathering community input for choosing a large-scale grant project that would likely be funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. in the spring of 2020. The Foundation wants to know what you think might be needed in Blackford County. Read more

W.O.W. 10th Year Celebration

Over 110 Women of Worth members and honored guests met for their annual luncheon on Sunday, September 29. The members recommended W.O.W. grant awards for projects supporting local women and children. Read more

Blackford Arts Center Mural Project

In the summer of 2018, 33 students and community members of all ages created Hartford City’s first piece of public artwork. They painted four 8-foot panels with mural artist Christine Kuhn. Read more

Local Senior Citizens Share Their Stories

Twenty-one locals share what life was like as they grew up in the early and middle years of the twentieth century. The book was undertaken as a project of the Women of Worth after the extended interest in the first volume published in 2016 as part of the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration. Read more