Fayette Area Foundation celebrates 20th 2012.10.03

Written by David Green.

Fayette Area Foundation members recently celebrated the organization’s 20th anniversary of community service.

The Foundation was organized on Sept. 21, 1992, with nine trustees—Joe Long, Tom Spiess, David Metcalf, Sue Schaffner, Dee Ferguson,  Kathy Fix, Pauline Jones, Lowell Beaverson and Elaine Eagle.

At the fall meeting Sept. 18, David Metcalf was honored after serving as treasurer for 20 years. He is resigning his position.

The Fayette Area Foundation serves as a liaison between various community organizations and donors who wish to give financial support.

Over the years, gifts have ranged from annual scholarships for students, to donations to the Fayette Opera House, the Fayette library and Fayette schools.  

Most recently, the Foundation donated $3,000 to Fayette Local Schools for the purchase of four iPads and a laptop computer with software for the music department. 

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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