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Southeas Fountain Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of Homer C. McDonald. Homer was a well-known farmer, lover of his family and friends, and wonderful servant to all of Fountain County, but in particular to the Southeast Fountain area. Mr. McDonald passed away at his home in Hillsboro on Tuesday, July 28. He is survived by his wife Esteleen, four children, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church or Southeast Fountain Community Foundation, PO Box 95, Veedersburg, IN 47987.
SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED IN MEMORY OF COVINGTON STUDENT. The Brandon W. Simmons Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of Brandon who passed away unexpectantly, at the age of 18, on June 13, 2015.
The scholarship is being established with an anonymous gift of $1,000. For every $1 donated to the scholarship, Covington Community Foundation will match it with an additional $0.50, up to $5,000. Once this permanent endowment fund is invested at the $10,000 level for one full calendar year, the scholarship will rely solely on this permanent endowment fund for the awarding of its scholarship.
The scholarship will provide an award to graduates of Covington High School. Any CHS senior is eligible to apply for the scholarship, however, students pursuing a career and/or degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or the like will be given primary consideration for the award. Priority will be given to students with a strong commitment to community service and exhibit a financial need.
According to Dale White, executive director of the Covington Community Foundation, "This scholarship is a fitting tribute to a fine you man who had a very bright future ahead of him. His legacy of touching lives will live on through this annual scholarship."
Brandon was a 2015 graduate of CHS and had plans to attend Danville Area Community College with the future goal of becoming a police officer. Brandon loved to go fishing, play basketball and baseball, and spend time with his many friends. He was a dedicated participant in the Covington Crazies cheer group and attended the Dixie Bee Youth Group. Brandon is survived by his parents, Cecil “Bubba” and Shelly Simmons, his sister Holly and numerous loving family members.
Donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Brandon may be made online or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Brandon W. Simmons Scholarship Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO BENEFIT FOUNTAIN COUNTY 10-YEAR 4-H MEMBERS. The Susan A. Fischer 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of Susan, by her husband Gregg, along with the support of their family and friends. Susan passed away pre-maturely on February 25, 2014 following a brief illness with cancer.
In recognition of Susan's long-term passion and commitment to 4-H, this scholarship will benefit Attica, Covington, and Fountain Central High School students who are 10-year members of 4-H and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Donations to this fund may be made online or mailed to: Western Indiana Community Foundation, ATTN: Susan Fischer 4-H Scholarship Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.
NEW FUND TO BENEFIT HOPE SPRINGS - WOMEN’S SAFE HOUSE. Hope Springs is a 24-hour residential facility providing support for battered women and their children from Fountain and Warren counties. Services delivered include counseling on education, housing, and employment and providing supplies for shelter residents with toiletries and personal hygiene items, along with food, clothing, and school supplies for children, and more.
With up to 13 individuals (adult women and children) living in the house it takes approximately $2,400 per month to provide all the services needed for the women and children. By making a generous donation to Hope Springs you bring hope to women and children who need a hand up during a difficult time in the life. Donations may be made online or mailed to: Hope Springs, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.
Age Does Have its Rewards! The Community Foundation is now offering the following rates on our Gift Annuities. Age 60 = 4.4%, 65 = 4.7%, 70 = 5.1%, 75 = 5.8%, 80 = 6.8%, 85 = 7.8%, 90+ = 9%. CALL TODAY (765-793-0702, ext. 4) for more details or to get started!
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