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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


Foundation Lake and Trail dedicated at Tallgrass Trail

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The Lake Loop Trail connects to the main trail and allows visitors to walk the perimeter of the 50+ acre lake, acquired in 2014 from the City of Marion. Marion Community Foundation’s past president Brad Bebout was instrumental in the collaboration which added the lake to the Tallgrass property. The lake trail is an 0.8 mile gravel path and, including the portion that connects to the main trail, is 1.3 miles in total length for the full loop.… Read More


MarionMade Community Pride Campaign

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A new study of the Marion community has generated a plan to distinguish Marion and its economic development potential. The recently completed study was commissioned by Marion’s economic development organization, CAN DO!, funded by Marion Community Foundation, and conducted by the public relations firm of FrazierHeiby. The results were revealed to key stakeholders this week.

Since May, FrazierHeiby has conducted executive interviews and online surveys of more than 80 community leaders from all facets of Marion, as well as reviewed numerous past studies.… Read More


Street Closures for Popcorn Festival Announced

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, detours will begin being posted on the following streets in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the Marion Popcorn Festival, which will be held September 8-10.

Center St. between State St. and Campbell St.
Church St. between Main St. and Prospect St.
Main St. between Huber St. and Church St.
Prospect St. between George St. and Church St.… 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