Daily Life (Dec 14, 2016)

HCF seeking 2017 grant applications

The Hillsboro Commun­ity Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2017 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.

Application forms can be downloaded from hillsboro­free­press.com or cityofhillsboro.net. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Jan. 5.

The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.

Successful applications assist the foundation in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for the Hillsboro area.

For more information about the Impact Fund and other non-profit funding opportunities, contact HCF director Cynthia Fleming at 620-382-5550 or by email at director@hcfoundationks.org

The application is available at hcfoundationks.org.

‘Night in the Barn’ set for Dec. 17, 18

The Tabor Mennonite Youth Fellowship will host its annual living nativity, “Night in the Barn,” from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 in the barn of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen between Goessel and Hillsboro.

The story this year will be from the perspective of a sheep that witnessed the first Christmas, and is from a new book by Kim Funk titled “Christmas at the Stable.”

The come-and-go event includes Christmas carols around a bonfire, hot drinks and snacks and friendly animals. Admission is free and donations to the youth group will be accepted.

To find “Night in the Barn” from Goessel, go three miles north on Kansas High­way 15, four miles east on 150th, three-quarter mile north on Falcon.

From Hillsboro, drive four miles south on Indigo, three west on 150th and three-quarter mile north on Falcon.

For more information, call 620-386-0709.

Choir and orchestra plan Dec. 18 cantata

The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church adult choir will present the cantata “The Advent of the Mes­siah” Dec. 18 during the 10:40 a.m. worship service.

The 40-voice choir will be accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra of strings, winds and percussion comprised of members from orchestras based in Wichita, Hutchi­nson and Newton, as well as the Tabor College Sym­phonic Band.

The cantata features a variety of musical styles, from carol settings to a gospel arrangement, and original works in both majestic and ballad styles.

Narration and a message by Brian Allen, pastor, tells the story of the person and work of the Messiah.

The service also will feature congregational singing accompanied by the orchestra. The public is invited to attend this celebration. The church is located at 300 Prairie Pointe.

ARC blood drive in Hillsboro Dec. 23

The American Red Cross will be at the Hillsboro City Building at 118 E. Grand for a community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23.

This “Leaders Save Lives” blood drive is organized by Hillsboro High School junior Ellian Weis­beck. Her goal is to collect 60 units of blood.

To schedule your life-saving holiday blood donation, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

TEEN to meet via phone Dec. 21

The Technology Excel­lence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednes­day, Dec. 21, via a phone conference that will be initiated from the USD 410 central office at 416 S. Date, Hills­boro.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

FFA alumni to serve meal deal Jan. 6

Hillsboro High School FFA alumni will serve a $5 “meal deal” at the Jan. 6 home basketball game against Larned.

The meal will include a sloppy joe, beans, chips, pickle and KSU Dairy Bar Ice Cream plus a drink.

USDA commodities

arriving on Dec. 21

USDA government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Each site will distribute these commodities according to the facilities’ own schedule and may not distribute on the same day.

Check with your local site for a distribution schedule. Lehigh residents will pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hills­boro. If no commodities are left, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.

Commodities are distributed to people who are income eligible. To be eligible, the following monthly income must be below: for one person, $1,287; two people, $1,736; three, $2,184; four, $2,633; and five, $3,081. For each additional family member add $451.

For more information, call 620-382-3580.

HSB asking for help

with giving tree

Hillsboro State Bank has a number of names still left on its “Giving Tree.”

Anyone can help make Christmas brighter by providing a gift for a worthy child. Gift tags can be selected from the tree by stopping at HSB, 200 N. Main St., Hills­boro, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

Gifts are due back before the end of this week.

HRC plans Frostbite run/walk for Jan. 1

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is preparing for the 12th annual Frostbite 4-Mile Fun Run on New Year’s Day.

Participants can walk or run this non-competitive four-mile route through Hillsboro streets. The race begins and ends at Memorial Park.

All who pay the pre-registration fee of $15 by Dec. 19 will receive a commemorative gift. Walk-up registration also is welcomed.

For more information, call 620-947-3690 during working hours; in the evening call 947-1707, 877-7324 or 877-7512.