CLOVERDALE -- First National Bank President Gary Neese and Chief Operations Officer Todd Lewis recently presented the Putnam County Community Foundation with a donation of $2,000, which will support 20 weeks of adult GED programming at the Knoy Resource Center, located at Cloverdale High School.
"The Knoy Resource Center has provided educational opportunities to students and the greater community that did not exist before," Lewis said. In 2006, the Putnam County Community Foundation spearheaded a community initiative that obtained three-year start-up funding for the center.
After only one year of service, the center was recognized at the state level by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs as a "Promising Practice."
At the beginning of 2009, the Cloverdale Community School Corporation will assume full financial responsibility for the center's personnel, but financial support for programs like the GED classes is still being sought from the community.
Vickie Knoy Parker is leading the campaign for support. Parker is the daughter of Adeline Knoy, who taught in Cloverdale for 36 years. Parker also taught in Cloverdale and now volunteers at the center.
The facility was named after the Knoy family.