Seymour Class of 1970 Target Agricultural Program
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year amid plans for the 50th Seymour High School class reunion of 1970, the plans came to a standstill.
Now the SHS class of 1970 is moving forward with plans for a 50 plus 1 reunion scheduled for July 30 and 31 at Seymour.
Part of those plans include continuing to fundraise with gifts intended for the SHS Class of 1970 Fund from the Jackson County Community Foundation. These giveaways are aimed at meeting a need at Seymour High School – by stimulating new Ag Science & amp; Research farm at Freeman Field.
Working with SHS Director Greg Prange, Class 1970 President Deputy Dan, and his classmates focused on purchasing the necessary equipment to outfit the new facility.
“He confirmed that if the program can be scaled up, other high schools in the county will also start sending their agricultural students to the center,” the MP said. “The school has also partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to offer an associate’s degree in agriculture to evening school students. To date, we have raised over $ 8,400 from 20 donors, including 5 “Go Big Purple” members, 4 “Owl” members and 3 “1970” members. When making your annual charitable giving decisions, please keep our Class Fund in mind. We have big plans to make our biggest graduation class donation ever, but we need your help.
The MP said his only regret is that the Class of 1970 should have joined the Foundation years ago. “We found this to be a great opportunity to encourage classmates to give back with group gifts through the Seymour High School Foundation,” he said. “We hope to maintain this fund and will encourage or induce other classes to do something similar.”
The MP hopes to see all available fund donors attend halftime of the 2021 homecoming soccer game to present the check to the school.
“As we will always remember by those who came before us, this year’s Golden Anniversary or 50 + 1 reunion will be a special time to rekindle old friendships and memories of the majority in the official small town of the United States,” said the MP, who now calls Virginia home.
“Mothers, fathers, doctors, lawyers, traders, soldiers, entrepreneurs – and even a very good rock ‘n roll singer – the SHS class of 1970 had a positive impact on the growth, security and well-being of our society. nation and our community, ”he added.
Assistant classmates such as Chuck Brackemyre, Gary Myers, Jane Nowling, Jana Plump, Gerri Nicholson Smith, Debbi Comstock, Margaret Nierman, Teresa Thias and Nancy Terkhorn encourage Class of 1970 members to give back to the school that has helped shape and prepare them for adulthood.
Classmates interested in participating can do so in two ways.
They can write a check to the Jackson County Community Foundation and include “1970 Category Fund” in the memo. Send it to the Foundation at PO Box 1231, Seymour, IN 47274, or drop it off at the Foundation office at 107 Community Drive, directly across from SHS.
Or they can go online to the Foundation’s website at www.cfjacksoncounty.org. Click on the Donate Now tab. Enter your donation amount and follow the credit card instructions or PayPal instructions if you have a PayPal account and want to use it. Donors are requested to send a follow-up email to [email protected] indicating your name and informing us that your contribution should be credited to the SHS Fund 1970.
The MP urges classmates to participate, establishing levels of participation and recognition.
“The donor club allows a classmate to be proud to give a gift in any amount,” he said. “A cumulative donation of $ 197 – like in 1970 – makes you a member of the 1970 club. Cumulative donations of $ 500 earn Owl Club recognition, and Go Big Purple is for those who can contribute 1 $ 000 or more. “
The 1970 SHS Category Fund is one of more than 200 funds administered by the Foundation. They include community funds that benefit our fall grant cycle and impact grants, designated funds that benefit a range of charities, scholarship funds, and donor-advised funds. If you would like to discuss starting your own fund or donating to the SHS category of 1970 Fund or any of the funds making a difference in Jackson County, give us a call or drop by.
Staff can help you determine how your giving can best meet your donation goals and your desire to give back to the community.
Dan Davis is President and CEO of the Jackson County Community Foundation, 107 Community Drive, Seymour, IN 47274. For more information on giving to the foundation, call 812-523-4483 or email at [email protected] Send your comments to [email protected]