The Miller Area Foundation awarded the 2012 third-quarter distribution funds to three groups. Grants for the third quarter totaled $4,500.
Sounds Like Love “Heaven Bound” received $1,000, which will be used to help pay for bus transportation when the group travels to Mahtomedi, Minn., where they will be performing Sunday, November 11.
The Wheels & Meals program received $2,000 to help fund the program.
The foundation also awarded the Hand County Angel Tree $1,500, which will be used to purchase winter garments and presents, as needed. Sarah Erfman, who heads this project, was unavailable for a picture.
The Miller Area Foundation is in the final stages of a four-year pledge drive. The goal is to raise $75,000.00, which is to be matched. The SD Community Foundation will contribute an additional $25,000. The goal is very close, so the board will be out and around to see people for contributions. MAF board members are Terry Augspurger, Dan Coss, Joe Fiala, Rob Mullaney, Sandy Werdel, Clayton Werdel, Nini Hart and Dawn Joy.
The Foundation grant distribution schedule is March, June, September and December. The deadline for the final distribution of 2012 is December 15. Applications are available online at miller.sdcommunityfoundation.org, or from a board member.
SOUNDS LIKE LOVE “Heaven Bound” members are (l to r) Row 1: Kari Simons, Marissa Woodring, Chelcie Speirs, Megan Fiala, Shae Knox, and Olivia Knippling. Row 2: Macee Fanning, Kristi Steptoe, Danica Fanning, Brianne Bertsch, Kirstyn Fiala, Cassandra Coss, Samantha Schilling, Jardy Wasmoen, Ashley Aymar, and Chasitie Danburg . Row 3: Brooke Fawcett, Christina Koeck, Jeremy Coss, Nick Ortmeier, Ben Knippling, Michael Manning, Clayton Keck, Danae Duxbury, Lexy Gimbel.
WHEELS & MEAL’S grant was accepted by Dick Palmer. Pictured in the front row are Lurabel Evans, Mary Alice Vaughn, and Rose Danburg. Back row: Helen Dalton, Edna Hochhalter, Terry Augspurger, Dick Palmer, and Dorothy Stevens.