County commissioners award Fisher grants to 6 organizations


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WIIMINGTON — The Clinton County Board of Commissioners has named six organizations as recipients for 2021 Fischer Trust Fund grants totaling $24,000:

• Clinton County Homeless Shelter — $2,500

• Clinton County Youth Council — $2,500

• Friends of Juvenile Court Bacon & Bits 4-H Club — $2,000

• Harvest of Gold — $3,000

• Kids & Company — $3,000

• Children Services — $11,000

There were more applicants in 2021 than previous years. Selecting grant recipients from an outstanding and varied group of applicants is always a challenging task, and the fund simply does not have enough money to favor all of the fine proposals submitted for consideration.

Known in the community as the pianist who accompanied silent movies at The Murphy Theatre from the time it opened until the advent of “talkies”, Charles “Charlie” F. Fischer, left most of his estate in trust to the children of Clinton County.

His will stipulated that the money left to the children of Clinton County and the income from the trust administered through the Clinton County Commissioners office.

The grant money that’s administered can be used to support children’s services and support children in the areas of improving educational opportunities, and for books or instruction in the arts, including music, dance, theatre, and the fine arts.

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