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oundation recently awarded several grants PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:52 PM

The Ohio County Community Foundation Junior Grants Committee recently awarded several Junior Grants to local non-profits serving the Ohio County Community.  

The Rising Sun United Methodist Church received a $500 grant to purchase supplies needed for the 2014 Bean Stalk 5-K Run/Walk.  The Church will sponsor the event during the 2014 Navy Bean Festival to promote a healthy activity for all ages. 
Ohio County Youth Development, Inc. received a $500 grant to help with expenses incurred during the Ohio County Open Beef Show. The Open Beef Show was started to encourage cattle showmanship in

Ohio County.   
The Rising Sun/Ohio County School Corporation received a $500 grant to purchase breakfast supplies for the 2014 Veterans Day program. The program is hosted each year to honor local veterans.
The Ohio County Community Foundation will accept Junior Grant Applications from area non-profit organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Ohio County.  An organization may request up to $500 maximum or a maximum of two Junior grants per year totaling $500 or less. Junior Grant applications may be submitted at anytime throughout the year. 

If you have any questions concerning the Junior Grants Program, feel free to contact The Ohio County Community Foundation at 438-9401 or

Calling all young ladies of Ohio County! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:26 PM

The Navy Bean Fall Festival is currently seeking candidates for the 2014 Navy Bean Fall Festival Queen Pageant. The pageant will be held on Friday, Oct. 10. Individual contestant interviews will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall. The interviews are closed to the public. The crowning of the 2014 Festival Queen will be the opening event of the festival and will take place on the Festival Main Stage at 6 p.m.
The Pageant Committee strives to make the pageant a premier event for young women in our community. This pageant is not intended to be a beauty contest but a festival event for local girls to have fun, make new friends and walk away with a sense of pride for participating.

Ohio County Joint Community Scholarship awarded PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:25 PM

Mrs. Charles (Hazel) Johnson spearheaded the creation of the Ohio County Joint Community Scholarship, in 1959, when her husband was the principal of the Rising Sun Elementary School. It was

Mrs. Johnson’s vision to assist current year Rising Sun High School graduating seniors in their pursuit of obtaining an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree. She enlisted the help of the Rising Sun Women’s Club to aid in raising the scholarship funds.

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Elliott receives Ohio County Community Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:10 PM

The Ohio County Community Foundation has named Sydney Elliott as the first recipient of the Ohio County Community Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship. 

The scholarship was recently awarded to Sydney by Holt Hoffman, President of the Ohio County Community Foundation Board of Directors.

The scholarship award is $5,000 and can be used for tuition or books at any two or four year college or technical school.

The recipient must be a current year, graduating senior from Rising Sun High School desiring to continue their education beyond high school. The applicant’s Community Service is taken in consideration.

The scholarship was established within the Ohio County Community Foundation by the Board of Directors of the Ohio County Community Foundation.

Sydney Elliott is the daughter of Dennis and Angie Elliott. Sydney will attend the University of Indianapolis to purse a degree in Occupational Therapy.

Contributions can be made to the Ohio County Community Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship in the Ohio County Community Foundation office located at 330 Industrial Access Drive, PO Box 170; Rising Sun. Donations can be made in memory or honor of a loved one.

For information concerning scholarships administered by the Ohio County Community Foundation, please contact the Foundation office at 812-438-9401 or visit the Foundation website at

“STEM” Camp sparks students interests PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:09 PM

In July, the Education Center of Rising Sun offered two STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) camps.  These camps were based on the NASA IGNITE curriculum which was developed through NASA for afterschool and summer camps. The camp was designed to create a memorable and enjoyable learning experience and teach students how STEM is part of everyday life. 

Students participating in the camps were: Ashley Bowne, Ella Eldrige, Max Bowne, Brady Russell, Jazmin Brittain, Caydence Morris, Caterina Russell and Chris Bowne. 

Astrobiology was the first day of camp, where Instructor Matthew Adams lead the students in various activities and adventures answering questions about: What is a Scientist or an Astrobiologist?; What is the Drake equation?; Do Aliens exist?, What is living or not?; What does life need and where does life live? Students looked at our solar system and tried to determine whether life could exist in other places? It was a great day full of exploring, activities, questions and most of all fun!

Our second day was led by Instructor Sandra Bowlus. Mrs. Bowlus led the students in Survival – Food for Thought.

Students looked at food preparation, selection and planning and serving food in space. They also learned how NASA has improved food we eat and helped through technology to preserve foods.

Students also did activities with ripening foods, mold growth and a demonstration on germs.  They were able to create menus and select balanced meals for astronauts.  Again, lots of activities, eating, interaction and fun!

We could not have had these camps without some very great sponsors. We would like to thank the following for helping us begin the first of many STEM camps: Denver Siekman Education Program, OMI/Freshwave, City of Rising Sun and the Ohio County Community Foundation.   

The Education Center of Rising Sun will be hosting more one-day STEM camps throughout the year for K-8th graders. Our next camps will be scheduled during the week of  Oct. 13-17.  

For more information call 812-438-2437, for updates check out our website: or like us on Facebook for updates!


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