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Wenger Feeds and the Shaw Family Make Major Gift to the Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Capital Campaign

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

WengerFeeds_CheckPresentationJune 27, 2011— Wenger Feeds and the Shaw family recently committed a major gift of $100,000 to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation’s Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Capital Campaign. The campaign has a goal of $3,700,000 and was launched to improve the Elizabethtown Area School District’s outdoor athletic fields.

Presenting the check were Barry Shaw, Wenger Feeds owner and chairman of the board, and Jamie Rowley, Wenger Feed chief administrative officer. Accepting the check on behalf of the campaign were Dr. Michael Worman, Foundation president, and Dr. Amy Hodges Slamp, superintendent. The check was presented at a special ceremony held to kick off the capital campaign in May.

“Our contribution to the Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future capital campaign is a testament to how strongly Barb and I feel about giving back to our community and supporting this campaign,” said Shaw. “We know first hand the positive impact that athletics can have on a young person’s life and we are proud to support this invaluable community initiative.”

The cornerstone of the campaign is the goal of improving the athletic experience for all district students and to provide opportunities for a healthier, more active lifestyle to the greater Elizabethtown community. The campaign funds will be used to install synthetic turf on two fields (Thompson Field and Jane Hoover Field), repair the track and field complex, and replace the tennis courts. The much needed upgrades will help to ensure the fields are safe and accessible to not only district programs but also the many community groups like GEARS and the Boys Club that regularly use them.

The foundation is spearheading the campaign so that private contributions will be used to improve school district athletic facilities with no impact on the district’s millage rate. Chairing the campaign are Barbara Andrews, Kevin Dolan, Robert Enck, and Joseph Murphy. Helping with the campaign are nearly 50 community volunteers that are committed to ensuring the $3.7 million goal is achieved. Contributions to the campaign are tax deductible. For more information on the campaign, contact Troy Portser, secretary for the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation board of directors, at troy_portser@etownschools.org or (717) 367-1521, ext. 1024.

Wenger Feeds is a leading manufacturer of feed and feed ingredients, and supplier of allied services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Wenger Feeds: Quality Feed for Quality Food.®

The foundation formed in 1989 to provide scholarship opportunities for deserving Elizabethtown Area High School graduates. Over the years, the foundation has evolved to support more than just graduating seniors. The foundation now secures funding and awards monies that enrich and enhance learning in the district.

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