Plainview-Elgin-Millville kindergarten teacher Stacy Montgomery, one of many Plainview Area Foundation grant recipients, smiles and shakes hands with Plainview Area Foundation treasurer Dick Zabel at the Eagles Nest restaurant at Piper Hills Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Photo by Randal Anderson

Plainview Area Foundation

Organization awards grant recipients

It may have been too cold and the ground too white to golf at the Piper Hills Golf Course this past Wednesday, Jan. 10, but the back room in the Eagle's Nest Restaurant was warm in many ways. As the snow began falling outside, a different kind of shower was taking place inside.
Plainview Area Foundation board members awarded the foundation’s 2018 grants to many worthy organizations. Board members at the head table took turns presenting the grants to representatives from various organizations that were individually honored.
Representatives from different organizations took turns meeting with board members that gave them their awards. After a photograph, recipients introduced themselves and gave a brief description of the organization they were representing and how the grant they received will help their organization and their various activities.
Many of the organizations work with the Plainview-Elgin-Millville School District directly, such as purchasing books for the libraries or indirectly by providing funds for groups of students to participate in special activities.
Other organizations can be found around the Plainview area, and representatives said they would love to have members of the public stop by and help where they can with charitable donations or their time to help the organization meet its goals.
The group dedicated to serving area individuals by supporting programs and projects that improve the quality of life and build a stronger community had three grants individuals applied to the endowment fund, the education fund, and the general project fund.
According to Plainview Area Foundation treasurer Dick Zabel, request for grants are considered on an annual basis by the locally elected board of directors. Current board members include Zabel, Heidi Boettcher, Donna Christison, John Curtis, Kent Harrington, Krista Henning-Ferkin, Bill Ihrke, Steve Jack, and Sherri Norton.
Zabel said that the foundation can award grants to

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