Monday, July 22, 2019

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The Phelps County Community Foundation presented the Prairie Home Cemetery Association funds on December 6, 2018. The PCCF Board of Directors awarded a grant of $3,666.66 for the purchase of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup with dump box. This grant was made possible through the PCCF Community Impact Fund.

The existing dump truck used on the cemetery grounds is a 1953 model and has been in use for many years. The new pickup and dump box will greatly improve ground maintenance efficiency in the years to come.

Brent Soneson, President, said, “We are grateful that the Phelps County Community Foundation has seen the need to update our ground maintenance equipment. This grant is greatly appreciated and needed to continue to improve our facilities and grounds.

A tradition of giving has empowered the Phelps County Community Foundation to provide grants to local groups and organizations in Phelps County. Since 1976, the PCCF has stayed true to its mission of providing opportunities for charitable giving while distributing funds to enhance the quality of life for the people of Phelps County.

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Front (l-r): Liz Mattson (PCCF Board), Leslie Wood (Prairie Home Cemetery Board), Tori Jones (Prairie Home Cemetery Board), Denise Elliott (Prairie Home Cemetery Board), Grace Grove (PCCF Board), Bev Hansen (PCCF At-Large Board Member), Diane Samuelson (PCCF Board), Tammy Vonasek (PCCF Board), Kara Faber (PCCF Executive Director).

Back (l-r): Charlie Reeser, Robert Olson, Richard Krohn, Craig Phillips, and Joel Bergman (all PCCF Board members)