The foundation will host its first annual "Harvest Hoedown" on Oct. 25, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, Brazil.
The event will run from 4-11 p.m. and will feature a myriad of events such as cornhole tournaments, a silent auction and country line dancing. The event will also feature a performance by local country music act "Country Thunder." Food will be provided by Pappy's Bar-B-Que.
Cost for tickets is $15 for general admission and $5 for children 12-under.
The event was prepared by Ashley Delaunois, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation Affilliate Director for Clay County, and the Foundations Board of Directory. Delaunois said she plans for the event to be a done on a yearly basis from here on out and that it would help "raise awareness about the Foundation's mission."
Select missions of the Foundation are to get funding and grants for non-for-profit organizations in the county. The Foundation is also active in helping area students, having given out 22 current scholarships to deserving kids in the community. Mike Lawson, the President of the Board of Directors, said the Hoedown will serve as a quality promotional tool for the foundation's cause.
"The Community Foundation serves as a catalyst to potential donors whose desires are to build endowments to ensure that grants are always available to support the community," Lawson said in an e-mail to The Brazil Times. "Our upcoming 'Harvest Hoedown' will be an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled evening and see first-hand how the Foundation benefits the community."
While there is a strong emphasis on the message, Delaunois also stressed the importance of making sure everyone had a good time. She said it was crucial to the Foundation to make sure they put on an event that would be enjoyable to all age groups.
"We really focused on making it fun for families," Delaunois said. "We are really trying to appeal to the family crowd because we want it to be fun for everyone.
The event received sponsorship from Pepsi, Lamar, WTWO in Terre Haute, Riddell National Bank and Miller and Stewart in Brazil. Tickets are available at all local Brazil Banks. For more information, contact the Wabash Valley Community Foundation at 812-232-2234.