Counting blessings
Luverne Area Community Foundation hosts reception for 2013 grant recipients
Lori Ehde photo
Recipients of Luverne Area Community Foundation grants gathered for a reception in Luverne’s GrandStay Hotel and Suites Nov. 18. Pictured are, front row, from left, Pat Baustian (LIFT digital billboard grant), Nyla Sandbulte (Sanford ambulance StairChair Lift, ambulance CO monitors and specialized ER monitor), Karen Willers (Discovery Time Preschool, Outdoor Learning Classroom), Isaac DeBoer (Rock County Agricultural Society, handicap accessible ramp for the new portable bleacher system at the fairgrounds), Emily Crabtree, Executive Director, Luverne Area Community Foundation, second row, Janine Papik (Luverne Street Music, lesson equipment support), Greg Burger (LIFT digital billboard), Charlette Johnson (Luverne Area Mothers of Preschoolers, Portable PA system for guest speakers) Alison Ceynowa-Breuer (social worker for Luverne Public Schools, Kindness and Respect retreats for fourth- and 10th-graders, Nancy Sandager (Rock County 4-H, Lego Robotics materials promoting critical thinking), Nancy Drenth (Sanford Ambulance and ER grants), third row, Lisa Nath (Big Buddies of Rock County, child/mentor holiday gathering), Deb Vander Kooi (Luverne Public School nurse, flu shot immunization clinic, nebulizers and pulse oximeters for nurse offices), Philip Samuelson, (Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center, intergenerational art therapy class), Angie Janiszeski (Discovery Time Preschool, Outdoor Learning Classroom), Greta VanDerBrink (Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Caregiver support materials), Alyce McClure (Luverne Senior Center, door replacement at Senior Center), on the stairs Raevette Loonan (SW Crisis Center, materials and support for domestic violence education), Becky Runno (Discovery Time Preschool, Outdoor Learning Classroom), Spencer Sells (Rock County Agricultural Society, handicap accessible ramp for new portable bleacher system at the fairgrounds). Missing from the photo are Lois Leenderts (Hills-Beaver Creek School nurse, flu shot clinic), Scott Johnson, (Southwestern Mental Health Center, mental health art therapy supplies), Tammy Makram (Blue Mound Area Theater, New Year’s Eve event) and recipients of automated external defibrillators — Christian Reformed Church, City of Luverne in four utility trucks, and Luverne Rotary Club.
The Luverne Area Community Foundation recently awarded its fall grant gifts to local organizations in Rock County.   “Grant gifts are made possible through the generosity of donors who … More »
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