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Civic league member to attend conference

Friday, February 9, 2007

Cloverdale Civic League member Julie Hoffa (left) will attend a three-day conference this month on fundraising and grant writing regarding playgrounds. Hoffa stands with civic league president Angela Ladd.
Cloverdale Civic League member Julie Hoffa will attend a three-day conference in New Orleans through Kaboom, an organization founded to provide playgrounds for children.

Home Depot donated $1 million to fund scholarship and grants to qualified organizations to attend the conference, which will take place Feb. 8-10.

The conference will consist of seminars for fundraising, grant writing, and give individuals a chance to assist in building one of four playgrounds.

The Cloverdale Civic League applied for a scholarship to attend the conference and received it to pay for all registration fees, and also provide a check for travel expenses.

Hoffa joined the civic league when it was founded in August 2006. She currently serves on two committeees, the fall fundraiser and the cookbook committee. Julie and her husband, Gerry, reside in Cloverdale. She is the mother of three and grandmother of two and operates a daycare in her home.

She has been a volunteer of several organizations, including the P.I.E. Coalition, Girls Scouts, Ladies F.O.P. and the Democratic Central Committee.

"We are thrilled to be given this learning opportunity," civic league president Angela Ladd said. "Julie is a great asset to our organization and we will benefit from the knowledge she gains at this conference."

The playground is part of a three-phase renovation to the community's park. Phase one, the cosmetic phase, is scheduled to begin this spring.

The project will be funded through fundraising, donations and grant writing.

For more inforamtion, call 765-795-5139.

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