Give Back awards 2021

Give Back awards 2021
March 12, 2022

A tradition was started in 2016 by the Grow Greene County board of directors to surprise deserving agencies in Greene County with a Give Back Award during the holiday season. This year on the heels of a very successful referendum vote the Grow Greene County board gave four Give Back Awards.

It all started on Nov. 11 when board members made a surprise $5,000 donation to VFW Post 9599 to assist them with needed roof repairs.

Pictured at a presentation to VFW Post 9599 are (from left) VFW auxiliary members Barb Kendall, VFW auxiliary past president Alice Wasson, auxiliary president Uvette Winger, GCC board members Bob Allen and Kate Neese, GGC legal counsel Mike Mumma, VFW auxiliary member Tami Wistenberg, and GGC board member Matt Wetrich.

On Nov. 16 GGC board members surprised Adopt a Family with $5,000 to be used toward their holiday food baskets and Operation Warm Heart which provides winter coats to persons in need.

Pictured with Adopt-a-Family board member Sherry Graven (center) are GGC board members Rick Morain (left) and Brenda Muir (right).

The fun continued Nov. 17 when board members were able to donate to the ARC food pantry $5,000 that will benefit the purchase of meat for distribution at the food pantry.

Pictured at the Action Resource Center are (from left) GGC board member Rick Morain, ARC volunteers Faye Wiley and Shirley Haupert, and GGC board member Kate Neese.

The final award was given out on Dec. 13 to the Greene County 4-H Foundation to assist them in renovations to the 4-H Clover Café on the Greene County Fair grounds.

Pictured at the presentation to the Greene County 4-H Foundation are (front, from left) Foundation board members Bill Steussy, Alicia Heun, Karen Shannon, Steve Karber, and Grow Greene County board member Dawn Rudolph; and (back, from left) GGC board member Bob Allen, 4-H Foundation board chair Loel Larson, Extension staff member Kayla Willms, Greene County Extension Council chair and Foundation board member Shari Minnehan, and GGC board member Matt Wetrich, and GGC board secretary Peg Raney.

Grow Greene County board members enjoy the giving of these awards and know that the entities receiving the gifts reach residents from across the county.

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