November 10, 2013

Community happenings: CCCF anniversary, Toy Box


---- — CCCF to observe anniversary with $20K

The Cass County Community Foundation will offer up to $20,000 for community projects as part of its 20th anniversary "Thanks for Giving."

The foundation will accept proposals from Cass County charitable organizations that are no longer than one page in length and include: the name of the organization, a contact person, a brief description of the project and who it will impact.

The proposal also must include an estimated budget. Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday and cannot be sent electronically. Proposals may be for less than $20,000 and it is possible multiple projects may be funded up to the total of $20,000. All organizations receiving a grant must meet eligibility and reporting requirements.

The project or projects will be selected and announced at the CCCF "Thanks or Giving" event on Nov. 22.

For information about the $20,000 grant-making or the "Thanks For Giving" event, call CCCF at 574-722-2200.

'Talk' to firearms deer season experts

Facebook followers of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources can “talk” online with DNR biologists and conservation officers about firearms deer season rules from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday on the DNR Facebook wall.

Lt. William Browne and wildlife information specialist Michelle Cain will answer questions about season dates, bag limits, license and equipment requirements, urban deer zones and all firearms deer season regulations. Participants are invited to join the conversation and ask questions.

Future topics, instructions on how to join a conversation on Facebook, and commenting guidelines are posted at

To join a chat, go to the DNR’s Facebook wall,, and click “like” (if you are not already a “friend”).

You may begin typing in questions during the time slot. The DNR experts will answer questions as time allows.

Goodwill launching Santa's Toy Box

Goodwill Industries of Michiana is launching Santa’s Toy Box, at participating locations, to increase donations in our community during the holiday season.

When they make a qualifying donation of items, each child present will receive a $1 Holiday Buck and the parent or guardian will receive a coupon for $5 off a $10 purchase. This offer is available while supplies last from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21. Children must be present to receive their Holiday Bucks.

Goodwill is also helping Santa encourage children ten and under to be on their best behavior by tracking their good deeds. Children interested in participating can ask their parent or guardian to pick up a Santa’s Toy Box Packet with materials and instructions at participating Goodwill Industries of Michiana Retail Stores Nov. 16 through Nov. 24. They’ll receive a free 12 Days of Christmas Chart and Stickers to record their progress.

'Wild Pink' to be performed at Lewis Cass

WALTON — Lewis Cass Jr.-Sr. High School is having its fall play at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 in the Lewis Cass Auditorium, 6422 E. Ind. 218, Walton. The students will be doing a rather new play by Margaret Witt called "Wild Pink."

Carousel to open for Thanksgiving weekend

The Cass County Carousel will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. Rides are 75 cents. For more information, call 574-753-8725 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.