NRAFF GRANTS — On hand for grant presentations for the Odd Fellows/NR Library building were, from left, Gail Schmidt, Barb Wildgrube, Karen Buum, Pam Goehring and Kermit Schoenrock. (Star Eagle photo by Nicole Billing)
By JIM LUTGENS
The New Richland Area Foundation Fund made the third of three grant presentations on Friday, May 17 at the newly preserved and remodeled Odd Fellows Building on Broadway Ave. in New Richland.The building will house the New Richland Library.
Those attending the grant presentation were Kermit Schoenrock, Pam Goehring, and Gail Schmidt from the NRAFF Grants Committee; Karen Buum, Executive Administrator of the Waseca Area Foundation; and Barb Wildgrube, a board member of the Historic Preservation Group.
There were two grants awarded:The first was $2,500, for two chairs and a table for the lobby at the library. These will be purchased in memory of Don Hamilton who donated $320,000 to the NRAFF in 2012.
“Don was an avid reader, so the grants committee felt it would be appropriate for the NRAFF to award this grant in his honor”, said Gail Schmidt, the NRAFF Representative. “His dictionary and some pictures of his life will be on display as well.”
A grant of $2,000 was presented to be used for necessary furnishing in the library.