The Clintonville Area Foundation’s fourth annual gala fundraiser banquet, Shades of Autumn, is slated for Saturday, Oct. 19, at Mason’s Ridge, Clintonville.
Before dinner catered by Mathew’s Supper Club, guests will enjoy music from Clintonville natives and brothers Mark and Matt Betz. Artwork by Clintonville High School students will be featured in the decorations and centerpieces.
After dinner, the annual Community Hero Award will be presented. The award and accompanying charitable fund were created by Dan Olk, a 1975 graduate of Clintonville High School who now works in Ames, Iowa, as a soil biochemist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Also, as part of the program, recipients of Clintonville Area Foundation grants will be recognized. This year, the Clintonville Area Foundation distributed a total of over $38,000 in grants and scholarships including $11,200 in grants that went to eight charitable organizations serving people in the Clintonville area.
The groups were Box in the Woods Theatre Guild, Clintonville Area Ambulance, Clintonville Area Food Pantry, Clintonville Middle School/Math Intervention Classroom Technology, Clintonville Middle School/Hey Girls! You Grow Girl Club Activity, Clintonville Middle School/Stem, Navarino Nature Center and Red River Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding for the Disabled.
These grants helped to supply food for the needy, purchase two computer projectors for the classroom, pay for speaker and supplies to promote positive emotional, social, mental, and physical health in women of all ages, to conduct research and prepare a project and report for entry in a middle school competition, purchase two new desktop computers for nature center staff and send six people to an international therapeutic horseback riding conference.
Reservations will be $75 per person. Proceeds from this event go to the Clintonville Community Fund, which benefits local community needs.
For more information on the Clintonville Area Foundation and the Shades of Autumn Gala contact Nancy Ignacio at 715-823-2288.