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Foundation gears up for hoedown

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Clay County Community Foundation will host its second Harvest Hoedown from 4:30-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.

During the event, the foundation, which is an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, will present more than $40,000 in grant checks to the following Clay County non-profit organizations Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds:

* Clay County Genealogy Society, Center Point,

* R.E.I.N. Center Community Library, Clay City,

* Wreath, Inc.: The Rock, Clay City,

* Clay Youth Football League, Brazil,

* Clay Community Schools Positive Relationships,

* S.O.S. (Serving on the Streets), Brazil,

* Poland Historical Chapel, Poland, and

* Two organizations out of Clay County, which serve Clay County residents.

The checks will be presented at 7 p.m., during the annual Harvest Hoedown.

To purchase advance tickets for the supper, call 812-236-2722 or visit any Clay County bank. The purchase of advance tickets helps determine the amount of food to have prepared for the evening.

Tickets do not have to be purchased to attend the Harvest Hoedown. They are only for the barbecue supper, consisting of chicken or pork barbecue, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, a brownie and a drink (either coffee, hot cider or iced tea). Carry out will be available.

The dinner is being prepared by Pappy's Barbecue and will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

There will be games and prizes and live music will be performed throughout the evening.

Activities include a silent auction, cornhole, and more. Some of the silent auction items include two airline tickets, a year's membership at the Brazil YMCA, three-day passes to Holiday World and more. Winners of the silent auction will be announced at 8:30 p.m.

Local sponsors include Riddell National Bank, Miller and Stewart and Richard Royer. Additional sponsors include WTWO, Pepsi, LAMAR and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.

General admission is $15 for adults. Children under 12 will be admitted for $5. Tickets may currently be purchased at bank locations in the county or CCCF board members, including Mike Lawson, Jan Howell, Jerry Anderson, Sam Glover, Joyce Emmert, Sue Ridenour, Paul Sinders, Matt Weber, Scott Hill, Jim Romas, Mary Brown, Brian Deakins, Luch Strauch and Pat Wilkinson.

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