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Starke County Legacy of Women
Fall event will be sweet artistry

Join the Starke County Legacy of Women on October 26th for an afternoon of great art, great treats and great friends.

This year's event is "Chocolate and Canvas". The afternoon will combine art instruction and the South Bend Chocolate Company together in a beautiful pairing.

Come and participate in this program that makes painting easy and exciting. Step-by-step instructions are giving by a talented artist and they will help bring out your artistic side. You will take your masterpiece home with you and have a cherished memory of the day you spent with friends.

And what could make this day even sweeter? Why, South Bend Chocolate Company treats! You will create your masterpiece while nibbling on samples from this popular regional chocolatier. They will also have products to purchase. How can you resist?

"Chocolate and Canvas" will be held Sunday, October 26th 1:00-4:30 pm at the Knox Middle School. Tickets are presale only, so please contact a member to purchase tickets. Gift baskets will be available for fund-raising efforts.

Legacy of Women members who will have presale tickets are: Jennifer Davis, Erica Davis, Marsha Hayes, Debbie Jernas, Sheri Bartoli and Emily Waters.

By participating, you will help support the Starke County Legacy of Women Fund. The Fund offers grants to innovative programs, projects and activities that seek to empower women and girls in Starke County. The Fund also provides grants to women who want to participate in personal leadership development events such as conferences and workshops and then use those skills for the betterment of local women and girls.

For more information, contact the members of the Legacy of Women committee mentioned above, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation toll free at 877-432-6423, or Sarah Origer at the Starke County Community Foundation at 574-772-3665.

Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund Supporting New Fire Station

Photo courtesy of Jayme Goetz

The Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) is pleased to announce a grant from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund, a fund of the SCCF, of $25,000 in support of the new Hamlet-Davis Township Volunteer Fire Station.

Furthermore, it is the intent of the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund advisor to recommend a gift of $25,000 for the next seven years following this initial gift, for a total of $200,000.

The Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund was established by James ‘Jim’ Hardesty at the Starke County Community Foundation in 2005 to support charitable endeavors in Starke County. Jim was dedicated to the Town of Hamlet and the surrounding community all of his life, and the SCCF and his family feel that he would have been pleased to support this building project.