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Jamie Lefever is the newest member of the Clarion County Community Foundation Board of Directors.  She is a resident of New Bethlehem and is involved in many civic and nonprofit organizations across the county, so we are doubly happy she has come on the CCCF Board.

She has just moved into the position of Executive Director of the Clarion County Economic Development  Corp, a spot vacated by Brad Ehrhart who moved on to Portage County, Ohio.  If you want to talk to Jamie, drop in to the CCEDC office at 21 N 6th Avenue, Clarion.

The community foundation has two openings available on the board of directors, and we welcome new interest in becoming a volunteer member of the board.  We meet from four to seven times a year for an hour at 5pm on the third Wednesday of the month.  If you would like to visit to learn more about the foundation, call the board president Jerry Belloit at home (814) 227-2673.  Charles Marlin


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                      Mr ? Man

# 9  What is the most popular field-of-interest fund?

Mr?Man thinks these are very important questions for every donor and friend of community foundations.

Those funds that are created to respond to grant applications in the community without restrictions are called unrestricted grants funds.  They may have as their field-of-interest all of Clarion County or a township or community such as New Bethlehem, Rimersburg, Sligo, or Clarion.  A qualified nonprofit located within the field-of-interest may submit a grant application.

Clarion County Community Foundation has an all county field-of-interest fund named The Unrestricted Grants Fund, but that would not prevent a donor from creating a fund specifically for their community.

# 10  What about scholarship funds?

Scholarship funds are familiar to everyone because they are often used to memorialize a former student, coach, teacher, or family.  Scholarship funds are a separate type of fund from a field-of-interest.

They are usually restricted to graduating seniors from one or two local high schools, and list the criteria for selecting the scholarship recipients.  The fund committee is often made up of people associated with the school or person memorialized.

For example, CCCF has the Mary E. Shaner Scholarship Fund, created by a bequest in Ms Shaner’s will, for graduating seniors at Keystone High School.  Ms Shaner was a lifetime resident of the Knox community and taught as well as served as librarian in the school district.

# 11  Can anyone donate to a scholarship fund that is already established?

Yes, a donor can select any scholarship fund listed for the community foundation, and make a donation.  Even if the fund has been in existence for generations, donations are always welcomed.  Many scholarship funds are created by a circle of friends and family and supported by various charitable events held each year.  Charles Marlin

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Brady’ Bend

County Seat–Clarion     Half a Sizzler Salad and coffee is a great lunch if you don’t mind eating among lawyers.  Crowded on Saturday morning but the lawyers are gone.

Shepherd’s Inn–New Bethlehem    All you need to know about NewBee you will hear here.

This is a photographic trip around Clarion County for the places we love to meet friends and enjoy a meal where we do not have the dishes to take care of.  These are the best known places in every community and without them our sense of community would be tested.

I began the series by taking a couple of river shots because those views belong collectively to all our communities.  If you think I may have missed your favorite Meet And Eat place, send a comment.  I picked 16 to show three at a time, but there is nothing special about the number 16.  We can add more.  Charles Marlin

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