Seniors invited to

healthy eating program

Registered dietitian Sue Delagrange will present a free program, "Eating Healthy on a Budget," Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the LaGrange County Council on Aging, 410 Central Ave., LaGrange.

Reservations are recommended, but not required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call toll free to 1-866-484-9560.


Foundation seeking nominations for annual award

The LaGrange County Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its ninth annual Heart of Gold award, an honor given to an individual making a difference in the lives of others.

The Heart of Gold award honors LaGrange County residents who embrace a volunteer spirit and unselfishly give of themselves to serve others, according to the foundation. Previous Heart of Gold recipients are Kevin Lambright, 2017; Steve Sherck, 2016; Sue Keenan, 2015; Jack Miller, 2014; Randy Packer, 2013; Colton Strawser, 2012; Rhonda Bartlett, 2011; and Dave Clark, 2010.

Nominations for the 2018 Heart of Gold award need to be submitted to the Community Foundation by Sept. 5 at 5 p.m.

The LCCF board of directors will select the 2018 Heart of Gold recipient from the nominations received. The committee is seeking nominations for individuals who: recognize needs and fulfill them; share time and energy for the sake of others; render a service that changes lives; work to create positive change; and inspire others to volunteer.

All nominees will be recognized at the Heart of Gold award ceremony Nov. 3. The Heart of Gold recipient will have the opportunity to direct a $1,000 grant to the LaGrange County charity of his or her choice from a list approved and provided by LCCF.

The 2018 Heart of Gold award nomination form is available at the Community Foundation office or online at Nominations can be submitted online or sent to the Community Foundation at 109 E. Central Ave., Ste. 3, LaGrange, IN 46761.

For more information, call 463-4363.


Foundation has scholarship available

The LaGrange County Community Foundation will be awarding Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship to a graduating 2019 LaGrange County senior.

The scholarship provides one LaGrange County student full tuition and a $900 annual stipend for required books for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university, according to the foundation.

To apply, students must graduate from a LaGrange County public high school or private school by June 2019 and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Students also must have taken the SAT or ACT exam.

Scholarship applications are now available online at Completed applications must be submitted by Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.

The Community Foundation’s Lilly Scholarship Advisory Committee will evaluate applicants on community service, leadership, academics, work history, extracurricular involvement, essays and personal interview.

Five finalists will be selected and interviewed on Oct. 11. The finalists not selected for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will receive a $1,000 four-year renewable scholarship from the Lambright Leadership Fund established by Kevin and Carrie Lambright.

Additional information can be accessed through the foundation’s website at

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