In summer 2016, Harrison County Community Services (HCCS) purchased a refrigerated truck, using $31,000 from the Harrison County Community Services Fund and $2,500 from the Ewbank Family Fund, which benefits HCCS. The refrigerated truck is a 2009 Freightliner truck that has a 26' box and a 3,000 pound lift gate. The truck has been helping HCCS safely transport food that is donated or food that HCCS picks up from Dare to Care in Louisville.
HCCS serves all of Harrison County. The organization focuses on helping people in the county who are below 150% of the poverty level. HCCS has a food pantry, a clothes closet and other services for Harrison County residents in need.
Thanks to the many generous donations in memory of J. Gordon Pendleton, the New Middletown Memorial Park Fund met its goal and the park became a reality. The park was formally dedicated on May 22, 2016 to celebrate the park's opening, to honor those being remembered at the park and to thank everyone who helped to create the park. The New Middletown Memorial Park Fund will provide support to the Town of New Middletown for improvements, upkeep and maintenance of the park.
Lanesville Heritage Weekend has a variety of attractions, including truck and tractor pulls, traditional demonstrations, booths, midway rides and much more. The 2014 celebration was another success and allowed the fund to meet its 2014 goal before December.
Lanesville Heritage Weekend Fund
The money from the 2014 golf scramble was used for scholarships to graduates of North Harrison High School. Megan Smith and Jack Phelps each received $2,000 scholarships from the Dr. Ken Oppel Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2015.
Dr. Ken Oppel Memorial Scholarship Fund
Due to the annual Goldman family contribution and the numerous donations made specifically to this fund in memory of Maggie Orwick, the Betty R. Goldman Memorial Relay For Life Fund met its 2014 goal before December.
Betty R. Goldman Memorial Relay For Life Fund
Because of the play, "Why Did God Make Sparrows?" on stage at Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School, the C.J. Smith Memorial Endowment Fund met its goal for 2014 earlier than December.
C. J. Smith Memorial Endowment Fund
The C.J. Smith Memorial Endowment Fund provides support to the New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries for projects in Harrison County. The fund has supported hiring an intern, a mission trip and weekend retreats.
Donations to the Susan Evans Austin Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund assisted in awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a 2014 senior. This fund was established at the Harrison County Community Foundation to provide scholarship support to graduating seniors of Corydon Central High School who are pursuing a certificate or degree in a nursing program.
Past scholarship recipients:
- Bridgett Decker
- Morgan Wagner Vannis
- Megan Cesar-Shehorn
- Sarah Jensen
- Melinda Edwards
- Andrea Edwards
- Jenny Pitts
The Saint John's Lutheran Church Fund was established in 2005 by Mary Anna Reinhardt Mangeot to make a lasting gift to her church. This fund continues to provide perpetual support to St. John's Lutheran Church in Lanesville, Indiana. Mary welcomes and encourages others to donate to this fund.
During the month of April 2014, HCCF provided a 2:1 match for donations into the Harrison County Community Services endowment fund. Established in 1976, this fund has been helping people by providing food and emergency assistance.
Harrison County Community Services Fund
A last minute donation aided this fund to meet its 2013 goal. This fund provides support to Harrison County Community Services.
Ewbank Family Fund
Donation helps fund reach its first goal for the year. Other goals will be applied for future growth.
VisionQuest Scholarship Fund
The Yvonne Fessel Panther Athletic Scholarship Fund has met its first goal for 2014, thanks to donations from generous family and friends.
Yvonne Fessel Panther Athletic Scholarship Fund
Preserving important natural land areas and family farms through support of land protection projects, land stewardship activities and environmental education programming in Harrison County just received a boost because of donations to the Sycamore Land Trust Conservation and Environmental Education Fund. They surpassed their 2013 goal before the end of the year.
Sycamore Land Trust Conservation And Environmental Education
Thanks to generous donations, the Harrison County Farm Bureau, Inc. Senior High School Scholarship Fund will continue to provide support for educational scholarships for graduating Harrison County resident high school students pursuing training or a degree program in the agriculture field.
The Dr. Ken Oppel Memorial Scholarship Fund has been blessed in donations so far in 2013. This memorial scholarship was established to honor Ken's lifelong dedication to the service of others. This award is available to graduating seniors of North Harrison High School with priority given to students entering a degree program in education, nursing or law enforcement.
Dr. Ken Oppel Memorial Scholarship Fund