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Marion Community Fund Awarded Grant to Marion Township Fire Department

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The Chief Jack Holliday Memorial Fund at Marion Community Fund awarded a grant to the Marion Township Fire Department, who is observing October as national Fire Prevention Month. The award will allow the department to purchase smoke detectors and batteries and install them for Marion area residents whose homes are not equipped.

Members of the department have gone door-to-door in the township every Saturday and Sunday this month and installed smoke detectors.… Read More


Bestselling Author to Headline Library Fundraiser

The BookMarks, a Friends group of the Marion Public Library, will host a fundraising event on Friday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m., titled Speaking Volumes. Internationally bestselling author Anne Perry will be the featured guest, delivering an engaging talk and signing copies of her books for attendees. This after-hours event at Marion Public Library promises to be an entertaining evening. There will be a limited number of exclusive tickets available giving unprecedented access to mingle with the author before the event.… Read More


Labor Day Closures for City of Marion

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

All offices in City Hall will be closed.

Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 5th. Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th. Sanitation crews will collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse on Tuesday, with the possibility that some of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday.… Read More


MCF Investment Meeting

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Marion Community Foundation recently hosted a meeting with local investment managers to present its new Investment and Spending Policies. According to Dean Jacob, President and CEO, it was an opportunity to dialogue with the Foundation’s local financial professionals about the Foundation’s investment needs and goals.

Generous people of Marion have donated to create charitable funds at Marion Community Foundation since 1998. In that time, Marion Community Foundation has returned more than $10 million in community grants and scholarships, utilizing the investment services of five Marion area firms to support its 200+ charitable funds.… Read More