Letter to the Editor

Dollars for Scholars chapters grateful for Farm to Fork support

Thursday, October 21, 2021

To the Editor:

The Dollars for Scholars chapters of Putnam County hosted the third-annual Farm to Fork dinner. With the assistance of sponsors and guests, Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars, Greencastle Alumni Dollars for Scholars, Inc., North Putnam Alumni Association Dollars for Scholars and South Putnam Dollars for Scholars will receive much-needed scholarship dollars.

The Farm to Fork dinners, along with a grant from the Putnam County 100+ Men Who Care, have raised $40,000-plus to be awarded to Putnam County students.

Dollars for Scholars works with Scholarship America to raise awareness of the need for scholarships and the funds required to award those scholarships. Each dollar counts and we would like to thank our guests who have supported our dinner the past three years. We also appreciate the support of our sponsors.

The 2021 Farm to Fork sponsors are:

• Platinum: Tri-County Bank & Trust and Heritage Environmental Services;

• Gold: Ivy Tech Community College, the Dave and Sue Murray Family Trust, Putnam County Hospital and Hoosier Heartland State Bank;

• Silver: Dave and Jane Bray, Cloverdale Agri Center Inc., Co-Alliance, First National Bank, Phillip and Janice Fry, Anthony and Karen Heavin, Dale and Sandy Jessup, Legan Livestock and Grain, Inc., Todd and Katrina Lewis, No-Sail Splash Guard Co., Inc., Parke County REMC, Prime Real Estate Group, Putnam County Farm Bureau Inc., Nathan Scott and Katrina McGowen, West Central Veterinary Services and Alan and Mary Zerkel.

In the spring of 2022, each high school will have an awards program, during which time students will be awarded scholarships to attend a post-secondary program. This may include a trade school, an associate’s degree program, a certificate degree program or a tradition bachelor’s-degree college or university. The support of our guests and sponsors will make scholarships available for these graduating students to pursue their dream. Thank you.

Dollars for Scholars of Putnam County

Farm to Fork Dinner Committee