Jay Rezac, CCF Board President, awards check to Onaga Historical Society members Rheva Boswell, Linda Roggenkamp, Deborah Berges, Deanna Fairbanks, Ruth Ensley, and Dale Renfro.
Work Day at the Ball Diamond. Community volunteers: “Cooter” Krohn on the ground, Danny VanDonge in the bucket, and running the hydraulic lift is its owner, Joe Hochstedler. Many others assisted as well.

The Caring Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $3400 in its 2021 grant cycle. The CCF annually awards community enhancement grants to local non-profits engaged in education, healthcare, the arts, and/or community improvement.

The CCF awarded $3000 to USD 322 to replace the Home dugout on the north softball diamond in Onaga. The softball diamond has a long history of use by the school, community youth programs and the Pottawatomie County Fair.

“Replacing the Home dugout is one piece of a community-wide effort to upgrade the diamond so we can all enjoy it safely for many years to come. We are grateful for the added support of the Caring Community Foundation,” said Anne Suther, Athletic Director for USD 322.

The CCF also made a $400 award to the Onaga Historical Society for safety improvements for their staff and volunteers. Equipment to be purchased includes dollies, ladders and safety cones.

The Caring Community Foundation supports a positive future for local communities in Pottawatomie, Marshall, Nemaha and Jackson Counties. 

The grants were made from the CCF Community Fund, underwritten in part by contributions from 100 People Who Care