COMING SOON ~ Family Night!

Covington Community Foundation will be hosting its 47th semi-annual Family Night on Wednesday, April 5 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm ~ a late afternoon/early evening of great food and family entertainment at the Beef House Banquet Hall.

This year's spring event will feature popular magician, Daniel Lee.  Daniel’s magic is highly interactive with lots of audience participation.  He will combine sleight-of-hand, comedy and illusion to create a magical, unforgettable experience for you.  

Tickets are only $5 for adults and FREE for youth.  Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by calling 793-0702 or visiting the Foundation office at 135 S. Stringtown Rd., Covington.  Seating is limited.

Wildcat Scholarship Fund Established

Vermillion County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Wildcat Scholarship Fund. 
 
According to Dale White, Chief Executive Officer of the Vermillion County Community Foundation, “The Wildcat Scholarship Fund will expand the opportunity for area youth to pursue their dream of attending a college, university or vocational trade school after completing high school.  Two recipients will receive the award this year.  The payout of approximately $1,500 this year will come from a portion of the earnings of the scholarship fund.” 

The scholarship will assist graduates of South Vermillion High School who are pursuing a post-secondary degree.  Applicants eligible for the scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Other selection criteria taken into consideration includes the applications community service, extracurricular activities and/or employment and financial need.  The scholarship will be awarded at the May senior awards night.

$100,000 Matching Grant Announced by Covington Community Foundation!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project.” 

Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, “These volunteers are doing such a fantastic job in taking the initiative in raising funds for the project we wanted to encourage them just like we did when we donated $50,000 in January of this year.  Since that time a small group of donors have come together and are willing to match dollar-for-dollar any donation to the playground project up to a total amount of $100,000.  The matching gift program will run until September 1, 2017.” 

The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground.  They have already raised $350,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000.  They hope to break ground in 2017.  

Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”            

Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area. 

Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.