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Houser joins Mary Allison Children's Trust board

Monday, May 16, 2011

The board of the Mary Allison Children's Trust recently welcomed Donna Houser as its newest board member. The board includes, front from left, Lucy Weiland, Donna House, President Jim Jackson, Treasurer Ginger Scott; back, Matt Headley, Vice President Joe Ferguson, Mike Goss; and not pictured, Carol Emery and Darren Hughes.
Mary Allison Children's Trust Board Members welcomed Donna Houser of Bainbridge to the Board of Directors during the April board meeting.

Houser is retired from Duke Energy after 32 years with the company and its predecessors. She now works as a substitute teacher in the North Putnam School Corporation and serves on the board of the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

She and husband Kenny are the parents of five children and 10 grandchildren.

"What better cause could anyone get involved in than one that benefits children?" she said.

The Mary Allison Children's Trust was established in 1896 and continues today to support the children of Putnam County.

In 1912 the home of Mary Allison was purchased by the Board of Directors and continued to be the home of many children until 1993 when it was sold due to the declining number of residents. This gave the Trust the opportunity to serve a larger number of children throughout Putnam County.

The Mary Allison Children's Trust maintains $1,000 per year in unrestricted funds at each of the Putnam County nine elementary schools. These funds are available only after all other resources have been exhausted. Funds have been used to purchase eye glasses, medication, school books, school supplies and hearing aids.

The goal of the Board of Directors is to provide funding necessary to continue the legacy of Mary Allison in improving the lives of the children of Putnam County.

The seventh Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for July 8, anyone wishing to participate or make contributions may contact the Trust at P.O. Box 369, Greencastle, IN 46135 or call Jim Jackson at 522-1000, Ginger Scott at 655-2333, Joe Ferguson at 653-9258 or Darren Hughes.

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