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CCCF Harvest Hoedown an evening full of activities

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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The Clay County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, will host the third Harvest Hoedown Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The event, created in 2008, features a Texas-style barbeque dinner served by Pappy's Bar-B-Que, from 4:30-7 p.m.

Also on hand to assist with the meal will be the Rockin-R Chuckwagon.

The evening will feature cornhole tournaments, organized children's games with prizes, an expansive silent auction, live music by Country 90 Proof and a campfire site with complimentary s'mores.

During the evening, the foundation will present the 2010 grant awards to the recipients.

Tickets are $15 per person and $5 for children 12-under.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at any Riddell National Bank location.

Founded in 1997, the Clay County Community Foundation has helped the community by awarding grants to deserving individuals and organizations. To date, there are 73 permanently endowed funds in the foundation. Income from the funds have helped advance education, improve volunteer fire departments, promote civic life, protect the environment, and ensure strong health and social services for Clay County residents.

The foundation's assets total more than $3.3 million and more than $1.5 million in grants have been given to the community through the foundation.

A community foundation serves individuals and organizations that wish to make a difference by connecting the philanthropic wishes of donors with opportunities to enhance the quality of life in their communities.

There are four types of funds from which a donor may choose. The largest and most popular is the unrestricted fund, which provides the greatest flexibility in responding to the community's most pressing needs.

A field of interest fund allows a donor to target giving by specifying broad areas of concern, such as education or beautification.

Designated funds allow a donor to name one or more specific charitable organizations, such as a church or youth organization.

Individual, family or corporate donor-advised funds give the donor the opportunity and the ability to be more involved with the grants made from this fund and the opportunity to evaluate and change the distributions periodically.

For as little as $5,000, which can be funded during a five-year period, a donor can establish a named family fund.

For more information about the Clay County Community Foundation, call the foundation office at 1-877-232-2230 or log on to www.wvcf.com.



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