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14th Annual Hot Wing Eating Contest

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The 14th annual United Way Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and hosted at Grant Middle School will take place on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:30pm.

Each team entering the contest must consist of five contestants. At least one of the contestants per team must be a female. Each team entering must raise a minimum of seventy-five dollars in sponsorship. There is only enough room for thirty five teams, so teams should be sure to sign-up as soon as possible.… Read More

Marion Community Foundation Accepts Donations For ALS

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MARION, OH – When it comes to supporting those suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Marion Community Foundation is ten years ahead of the curve of the current ice bucket challenge. Established in 2004, the Spencer C. Stephens Flamingo Fund is a donor advised fund at Marion Community Foundation which makes awards to the ALS Association’s Central and Southern Ohio Chapter.

“The Spencer C. Stephens Flamingo Fund is one example of our many designated funds that generous individuals have established at Marion Community Foundation to benefit specific, worthy, local causes such as Marion General Hospice, vision care, child care, arthritis treatment, Parkinson’s Delay the Disease, HIV/AIDS care, Wounded Warriors Project, the welfare of persons with disabilities, and others,” said Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation.… Read More

Performer Johnny Steiner’s show UNFORGETTABLE at Otterbein University Theater

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Performer Johnny Steiner is a favorite throughout central Ohio. Known for his singing voice
and clever wit, Steiner hails from Green Camp and is a graduate of Elgin High School in
Marion County. On August 10, Steiner will once again hit the stage at his college alma
mater, Otterbein University. Called UNFORGETTABLE, the show celebrates music made
famous by the incomparable Nat King Cole.

Steiner’s show offers great entertainment – including a bevy of surprise guests, lots of
laughs, and some fantastic music.… Read More

2014 MCF Grant Applications Available Online

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MARION– Engaging kids in physical activity, helping men and women find housing, providing one hot meal a day, assisting persons addicted to drugs break the cycle, building a healthier community and encouraging teens to complete high school are just some of the many impacts resulting from Marion Community Foundation grants. Change takes perseverance and, often, financial resources. Marion Community Foundation’s Grants Program gives local non-profits organizations the chance to apply for funds to support their programs.… Read More