Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, August 18, 2011

To the Editor:

The 2011 Fort Scott Community Gala will be held Saturday night, Aug. 27. It will feature an enjoyable evening of dining, dancing and good conversation -- all for an important cause.

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation (FSACF) is very appreciative of the gala's decision to again donate the proceeds from this event to the FSACF's endowment fund. These proceeds will also qualify for a 50 percent match from the Kansas Health Foundation.

The interest from FSACF's endowment fund helps provide grants to local charitable organizations through its annual grant cycle that is currently in progress. The endowment principal will remain in place to serve Fort Scott forever.

This partnership of the gala and FSACF helped provide funding in 2010 to assist such area charitable organizations as The Beacon, Mother to Mother and the Community Garden. For more information, visit the FSACF website at www.fsacf.com.

Please make plans to attend the Fort Scott Community Gala and show your support for our community now and in the future. Reservations are available and can be made by calling (620) 223-3460.

I hope to see you at the gala!

Janet Braun

Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Chairperson