Altrusa Club of Connersville, Indiana - News

Saturday, October 10, 2015 be the 22nd annual CHILI CHALLENGE

This project is our major community service project.  We use the proceeds to support the following community organizations:

The Lord's Table - feeding the hungry

Hope Center - provide pregnancy information, well mother and baby care

Fayette Cancer Society - provides medication, transportation for treatment and other services

Community Sharing - groceries for the needy

House of Ruth - a home to assist women as they make transition into the community after being incarcerated

Salvation Army

The Link - located at the Connersville Career Center - helping GED students with costs

We provide two $1,000 scholarships for high school graduates in our community.

We also choose a literacy project each year that will encourage good education.

                                

Pictured left to right Fran Holmes, Nancy George, Peggy Lykins, Saundra Lykins, Darlene knight and Cathy Harvey

"Make a Difference Day" is October 25th.  Our club has made 17 knotted fleece blankets.  These will be presented for displaced children with the Child Protection Agency along with 17 books.

                            

Officers left to right:  Bonnie Schultz, Betty Powell, Josalyn Compton, Cathy Harvey, Suzanne Maines, Peggy Lykins, Darlene Knight, Faye Bennett, Tina Woolery, Carolyn Doub, Fran Holmes.  Not pictured is Secretary, Ann Frost

The Fayette County Library has offered Free Little Libraries to any organization or individuals that are interested in adopting one, painting it in a theme of their choice and taking care of them when placed throughout the community. They are kept filled with books for children and adults. There have been 6 libraries put in place and 6 more to be placed soon. The library hopes that more will be adopted. Our Club adopted the one pictured and has been placed at Robert's Park. Our members monitor it on a regular basis to make sure it is in good repair and that it has a good supply of books.

         

 Members at the Free Little Library.      

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