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.

Announcement: New Scholarship!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman Scholarship

According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “Friends and family of Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman have worked with the Foundation in making this scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who are will be full or part-time college students.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students that are pursuing a vocational/industrial trade’s career pathway, such as welding, auto mechanics, or the like.” 

Jeff W. Chapman passed away unexpectantly, at the age of 45, on February 16, 2009. 

For more details visit the Scholarship section of the Foundation’s website at: www.wicf-inc.org.