Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Darke County Parks Receives Grant From Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Back Row (L to R): Dean Whipp, Friends of DCP-Treas.; Roger Etzell, Friends of DCP-Trustee; Dudley Hansbarger, Friends of DCP-Trustee. Middle Row: Tom Smith, Friends of DCP-Trustee; Tom Bish, Friends of DCP-Trustee; Tina White, former Friends of DCP Trustee and current DCP Commissioner; Barbie Hansbarger, Friends of DCP-President. Front Row: Nicole Scott, Enterprise employee and grant applicant; Sandy Hoying, Friends of DCP-Secretary
On December 6, 2016, the Friends of the Parks of the Darke Park District gratefully accepted a grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. Nicole Scott, a Remarketing Logistics Supervisor for Enterprise, is a member of the Darke County Civic Theater which performs annually at Darke County Parks’ annual Prairie Days festival and uses the Nature Center facility often.

Because Darke County Parks have a commitment to education and learning offering activities for all ages, Scott applied for a grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation for the parks’ Prairie Days festival which includes historical attractions like trade demonstrations, the long hunter encampment, folk music performances, and old fashioned hand crafts. Scott said that she comes from a family of teachers who instilled the value of education. She believes the parks have a plethora of opportunities and activities right in Darke County’s backyard.

The funds will be used to help make the 2017 Prairie Days even better than ever. The park district strives to provide the best possible experience to the residents of Darke County and beyond and to ensure comprehensive education for the stewards of tomorrow. They would like to thank the Enterprise Holdings Foundation for helping to make this possible.

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