HCF seeking 2013 grant applications
The Hillsboro Community Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2013 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 hillsborofree?press.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Eileen Unruh at The Insurance Center at 105 S. Main, Hillsboro. The deadline for submission is Nov. 16.
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 community.
For more information about the Impact Fund and other non-profit funding opportunities, contact executive director Kathy Decker at 620-947-0170 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
LL speaker to focus on India childhood
Gwen Hiebert Schroth of Celeste, Texas, will speak about her life as a missionary?s child at Lifelong Learn?ing Friday, Oct. 26. The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohl?gemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.
?Curry, Cordory and the Call,? is the title of her book and presentation. She will focus on her experiences in rural India during the 1940s when that country was fighting for independence from Great Britain. Her stories include her family?s traumatic wartime experiences and returning to the U.S.
Schroth is a retired public school administrator and professor with Texas A&M University. She is the daughter of J.N.C. and Anna Hiebert, who were missionaries to India during the late 1930s and 1940s. The family resided in Hillsboro during the 1950s while her father was president of Tabor College.
Lifelong Learning meets during the academic year. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door. Registration allows for an optional lunch in the cafeteria at a discounted rate following the session.
For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge plans tour
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge north of Canton is planning a family fun night beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 27.
The event will include a tour of buffalo, hot dogs, brownies and a story program. A walk is planned to hear the sounds of the night prairie. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call 620-628-4455.
Hymn-sing, faspa planned for Oct. 29
Singing favorite hymns and sharing a light common meal will comprise the program at the Sunday-Afternoon-Faspa-at-the-Museum planned for 3 p.m. Sun?day, Oct. 29, in the Preparatory School on the grounds of Menno?nite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, 200 N. Poplar in Goessel.
Faspa, a traditional Low German Mennonite light meal, will be served at about 4 p.m.
The singing of the anthem ?Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow,? will close the musical portion of the program.
Those who attend the event will be encouraged to select other hymns to be sung. The hymn-sing is free and open to the public.
RSVP deadline for HCF event is Nov. 1
The public is invited to attend a celebration banquet next month highlighting the achievements of the Hillsboro Com?munity Foundation and arts over the past year.
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. An RSVP is required by Nov. 1.
The program will include recognition of past board members, news about HCF, music by Spirit & Celebration from Hillsboro High School, and a reader?s theater presented by Tabor College.
To RSVP, contact Kathy Decker, HCF executive director, at 620-947-0170 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
?Hollow House? will open Oct. 26
Scary Larry, his Ghoulish Creatures and Denise?s Little Demons will present ?Hollow House? from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Marion.
The initial destination will be 329 E. Main, where guests can purchase goodies to eat, have their face painted and let their imagination run wild in a ?warm, terror-free zone.?
From there, participants will pay a minimal fee for a ride to Hollow House, where the terror will commence.
Participants who arrive before 8:30 p.m. will be admitted for $4; those who come after 8:30 p.m. will pay $5 for maximum terror.
?We recommend the earlier shift for our younger fright freaks and families, but you are welcome at both,? organizers say.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Marion Com?munity Christmas Project, which buys food and gifts for children of families that otherwise may not be able to afford it.
Halloween house to open Oct. 30
Older children and teens are invited to visit the fifth annual Scary House from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 402 S. Adams, Hillsboro.
The event is sponsored and supervised by Tabor College?s Multicultural Student Union.
Entrance will be through the garage of the house, located on the corner of South Adams and C streets. Admission is free.
For more information, contact MSU president McKenzie Potter at 316-390-1082.
HUMC turkey meal planned for Nov. 2
Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St., will have its annual turkey supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
A silent auction is also scheduled with bidding to end at 7 p.m.
Anyone who would like carry-out dinners can go to the south door of the Fellowship Hall. Advance orders not required.
The cost of the meal is by donation, with proceeds going toward missions and church projects.
HCH Auxiliary plans fundraiser
The Hillsboro Community Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary is having a bake and book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 in the front lobby of the hospital, 701 S. Main St. All proceeds will go toward buying a pocket ultrasound, which is needed for hospital and emergency-room use.
Three local women with home businesses will have display tables. They include Connie Weber with a Pampered Chef display; Treena Lucero with a ?31 Bags? display and Carla Koslow?sky with homemade noodles, apple fritters and zwiebach.
For more information, call Velma Hadley at 620-947-3802.