April 5, 2012
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MRCF awards $250 grant to Fatima High School Art Club
WESTPHALIA—The Fatima High School Art Club recently received a $250 grant as one of the recipients of Meramec Regional Community Foundation’s (MRCF) first grant allocation. MRCF awarded $1,400 to six projects in five counties, following the group’s monthly meeting March 7 at the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. MRCF board member Dr. Donald Claycomb of Osage County presented the organization with the grant award. Pictured from left are Rachel Bax, art club vice president; Aleesa Breese, art club president; Sonya Walker, Fatima art teacher; Olivia Deeken, student council representative; Ashley Stiefermann, art club secretary; and Claycomb. Fatima Art Club plans to use the grant award to design, paint and install a new welcome sign for the City of Westphalia. This new sign would replace the current welcome sign, which is more than 30 years old. Walker explained the project would highlight the students’ art in the community and create a better first impression of Westphalia for visitors. The MRCF grant funds aim to enhance and build stronger communities. Some 26 applications were received. MRCF is an outgrowth of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Springfield. MRCF was established in May 2010 and serves Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties outside of existing CFO affiliate areas. For more information on MRCF, contact Luci Flaim at (573) 265-2993 or by email at email@example.com.