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Sunkel Fund impacts downtown

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Eric Wolfe with the Putnam County Community Foundation met with Richard and Sally Sunkel and Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray to look at the new fall banners in downtown Greencastle.
GREENCASTLE--The Putnam County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Richard and Sally Sunkel Honorary Fund awarded the City of Greencastle with a grant to purchase fall banners for the city's downtown area.

The banners are up throughout the fall season for everyone to enjoy. This set of banners completes a set of five different banners the Sunkels have granted to the city that include winter, spring, summer and Farmers' Market banners. These rotate throughout the year.

"We are all grateful to the Sunkel family for making Greencastle a greener place," said Mayor Sue Murray.

The Richard and Sally Sunkel Honorary Fund was established by Dick and Sally Sunkel's two sons, Dan and Doug, on Dick's birthday in honor of their parents' service to the community.

The fund is advised by Dick and Sally and the purpose is to combat community deterioration and support business and mercantile development in Putnam County, especially in the downtown square, where Dick operated a small business.

"Our granddaughter picked out this design," said Dick Sunkel. "We're happy and pleased with the banner program and thank our kids for establishing the fund to do this."

To date, more than $5.7 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded through the Community Foundation to enrich the quality of life and strengthen community for this and future generations.

Anyone wishing to start a charitable fund or honor or memorialize a loved one may contact Eric Wolfe at the Community Foundation for more information.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer endowments, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County.

The Community Foundation administers more than 180 funds for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To discover all the ways you might make a difference, contact the Community Foundation at www.pcfoundation.org or call 653-4978.

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A BIG THANK YOU to the Sunkel Family! Wish you well.

Can contributions be made to this fund?

-- Posted by macvrod on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 9:52 AM

Mayor Murray says this makes Greencastle a "greener" place. Really? Give me a break. The banners are nice though. Thanks Sunkels.

-- Posted by not gullible on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 10:11 AM

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