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BLUSH Turns Five!

For girls in 3rd grade through 12th grade and ladies of all ages.

BLUSH is turning five and they want to celebrate with YOU! Over the past five years, they’ve watched God do incredible things in the hearts and lives of students and adults in Kokomo through BLUSH events. This March, theywe want to Celebrate! Five Years of Change…One Heart at a Time.

Join BLUSH in welcoming speaker Katie Wolfe as she unpacks the traits of a Godly girl and explains how God changes each of us so we can change our own world. Katie will also tap into the idea of how each girl and woman is able to impact her own life as well as the lives of the other girls and women around their community through mentoring others.

BLUSH is also excited to welcome pop artist and worship leader, Shuree. Shuree creates fun and fierce music that inspires people to live passionately, purposefully, and powerfully. But, more importantly, she’s a young woman who’s passionate about helping girls live lives that are healthy, whole and anchored in faith in God.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of the event. Tickets are available at and Joy Christian Bookstore (Kokomo location only).



When: Friday, March 13 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The doors and boutique will open at 5:15pm

Where: The First Church of the Nazarene, Kokomo.

What Goes Around Comes Around
Boomerang Sisterhood Awards 2014 Grants

It was a beautiful day for a garden party!
Recipients of the 2014 Grants are from left to right: Teresa Galley and Ellen Mock with the Honeywell Foundation; Debi Wallick for Weekend Meal Deal; Kreig Adkins representing the Izaak Walton League; and Maryann Farnham of the Peru Public Library.
Connie Cutler shares the power of endowment building with the Boomerang Sisterhood.

The Boomerang Sisterhood came together to vote during their yearly grant cycle to help Miami County. Four organizations were invited to attend the ceremony at Garden Gate Greenhouse, where they presented their projects to members of the Boomerang Sisterhood. Awards totaled $3,500 and were granted based on preference of the membership.

United Way of Miami County received $1,500 for the Weekend Meal Deal program. Every Thursday, children who are in the free or reduced lunch program are given backpacks filled with nutritious and kid friendly food. The packs include easily prepared recipes that families can use to prepare weekend meals.

A $1,000 grant was awarded to the Miami County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc. Located at 700 W. Tenth Street, in Peru, the scenic 40 acre grounds holds a lake and clubhouse, and is a gathering place for local Boy Scout, Cub Scouts, and Girls Scout troops. The grant will pay for campsite grills and paint for clubhouse upgrades.

The arts were supported with a $500 grant to The Honeywell Center for the Holiday Banner Contest. Students from Miami County Schools submit holiday themed artwork for this competition. Winning entries will be converted into street banners and displayed on light poles in downtown Peru during the holiday season.

Literacy is an important area of funding for the Boomerang Sisterhood, and a $500 grant was awarded to the Peru Library’s Reading Programs. The Library has a program for all ages, and this grant will provide paperback books for summer and teen reading programs.

“The Boomerang Sisterhood is a granting project facilitated by the Miami County Community Foundation”, says Mary Alexander, Boomerang Sisterhood president. “Each year we come together as a group and learn about different charitable organizations in our community and support them collectively through grants”.

The Boomerang Sisters fulfill their mission through annual dues of $120. Half of the dues are distributed each year through grants and the remainder build an endowment fund held at the Community Foundation for future grant cycles.

Since 2008 the Boomerang Sisterhood has awarded over $25,000 in grants to thirteen Miami County charitable organizations.

Women interested in joining the Boomerang Sisterhood, should contact Connie Cutler Director of Development for the Miami County Community Foundation at 765-475-2859 or by email at