Foundation annual meeting, chocolate box raffle set June 17

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The annual meeting of the Putnam County Community Foundation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17 at the Inn at DePauw.

Providing a forum for reflection on the Community Foundation's nearly 30 years of service to the people of Putnam County, this year's annual meeting is sponsored by North Salem State Bank and Therese Cunningham State Farm Insurance. Ginger Scott of Wabash Capital is sponsoring the music.

Chocolate box raffle sponsors helping support the Putnam County Community Foundation's annual meeting June 17 are Miranda Brown (left) of Shuee's Furniture and Mattress; Lynda Dunbar of Totally Nuts and Candy Co.; Elaine Peck (back) of the Community Foundation; and Steve Mason of Mason's Jewelers. Tickets to the annual meeting are $35 per person. To register, persons may contact Vicki Kirby at 653-4978 or

The chocolate box raffle, a fun tradition at the annual meeting, is made possible by local businesses who donate unique gifts.

Lynda Dunbar, owner of Totally Nuts and Candy Co., is donating 125 boxes of homemade chocolates.

Shuee's Furniture and Mattress owners Bill and Brent Shuee are donating a Klaussner recliner of the winner's choosing in a fabric to match their home, while Mason Jewelers owner Steve Mason is donating a ladies' 14K white-gold, half-carat total weight diamond necklace.

The boxes of chocolates are offered for sale before and during the annual meeting event for $10 each.

Inside one of the boxes will be a certificate for the diamond necklace. Inside another box will be a certificate for the recliner. All of the boxes will be opened during the evening in a reveal ceremony. Individuals must be present to win.

Proceeds from the raffle support the programs of the Community Foundation.

Tickets for the annual meeting are $35 per person. To purchase tickets, persons may contact the Putnam County Community Foundation office at 653-4978 or email Vicki Kirby at

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a public charity established in 1985 to serve donors, award grants and provide leadership to enrich life in Putnam County. It administers more than 260 active funds and endowments and has awarded more than $11 million in grants and scholarships since inception.

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