Recent Grant Recipients

Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Vermillion County 4-H ($1,000), Fountain County 4-H ($500), Seeger Film Club ($900), Valley Professionals Community Health Center ($1,300), Attica High School ($7,000), Veedersburg Summer Park Program ($3,000), Clinton Fire Department ($1,000), Attica Elementary School ($1,000), NICHES Land Trust ($5,000), South Vermillion High School Cheer Team ($100), Fountain Central High School Academic Honors Banquet ($2,000), Attica Fire Department ($4,380), Covington Police Department ($2,250), Clinton Public Library ($200), Southeast Fountain Elementary School ($1,500), Attica Free Methodist Church ($2,000), Covington Summer Park Program ($4,000).  More →  

Mound Cemetery (“Lower Mound”) Association Fund Established

Mound Cemetery has served as a final resting place for area citizens since 1844.  Also known as Lower Mound Cemetery, it is located on Old State Road 63, north of Perrysville and a few miles west of Covington, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.

In 1923, a cemetery association was formed and Stephen Grant Wright was elected president.  Wright was the owner of Tree Spring Farms at the time.  Charles Peyton worked for Wright and he was sent on assignment, just down the road from Tree Spring, to do work and platted the cemetery in 1929-30.

Lower Mound Cemetery is a nice, quiet county cemetery surrounded by fields and is currently the final resting place of nearly 950 interments.  There is a large amount of area history and countless personal memories – of family, friends, husbands, wives, and children – contained in Lower Mound Cemetery with burial sites still available. 

Daily upkeep and ongoing maintenance are required to care for the cemetery to combat deterioration by preserving, beautifying, and maintaining abandoned or deteriorating graves and for the care and replacement of trees, flowers, shrubbery, etc.  Also, the fund will assist in providing an educational benefit to the general public and promote appreciation for community history by maintaining, repairing, and restoring monuments, headstones, and grave markers of historical or architectural significance. 

To donate to the Lower Mound Cemetery Fund click here.

New Fund Established to Benefit Sportland Park

The Sportland Park Fund is being established in collaboration with area citizens and the City of Clinton.  The purpose of the fund is to spruce-up Sportland Park, Clinton’s largest and most utilized park. 

The large scale project includes the renovation of the public restroom facilities, a full remodel of the Duke Energy Wildcat stage area, new turf (drought resistant natural grass) for the 2.5 acres of playing area, four-season landscaping areas to add visual appeal throughout the park, and improvements in parking, accessibility, and safety. 

Donations to the Sportland Park Fund may be made online or mailed to: Vermillion County Community Foundation, ATTN: Sportland Park Fund, P.O. Box 532, Clinton, IN 47842-0532.

Scholarship Recipients Announced

Nearly 150 students in Fountain and Vermillion County are the recipients of over $250,000 in scholarship awards to be used for their academic pursuits in 2018-2019.  Check this site often for new scholarship opportunities and other updates.