More than 260 people attended the Foundation’s Fall Dinner on November 14, 2015 at the Parke County Fairgrounds, with the goal of the evening to begin an endowment fund for children’s literacy in Parke County. Each table for the evening was decorated in a “favorite children’s book” theme of the sponsor. All revenues from sponsorship's and gifts from the evening were matched $0.50 by Lilly Endowment, bringing the total raised to $38,400. Earnings will be used to provide books and literacy efforts for Parke County youth. Table sponsors are listed below.
Turkey Hill Farm Antiques/John & Karen Stutler- "Goldilocks & the Three Bears"
Parke County Chamber- "The Little Red Hen"
MainStreet Rockville- "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"
Elks Lodge #2471- "Imogene's Antlers"
Russell & Durr- "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"
John & Jean Ann Craycraft- "A Big Ball of String"
Old National Bank- "Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree"
Parke Adult Tutoring- "Click, Clack, Moo--Cows That Type"
Nathan & Brandi Adams- Phil & Teresa Adams- Charlotte's Web"
Blake & Renee Hartman- "Treasure Island"
Ben & Tasha Hartman – Brad & Catie Hartman- "Alice in Wonderland"
Hawkins Family- "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
Alex & Carol Milligan- "The Gingerbread Man"
Rockville Elementary School- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Jukes Family- "Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom"
Gary & Mary Ruth Staadt- "The Little Library"
Marceil Chapman, Ronnie & Marcia Akers, Max & Susie Wimmer- "The Scarecrow's Hat"
Brian & Lisa Porter- "The Night Before Christmas"
Turkey Run Elementary School- "Peter Rabbit"
Edward Jones/Monti Byers- "Johnny the Tractor"
Alma Market/John & Carla Thomas- "Winnie the Pooh"
Blane Family- "A Child's Garden of Verses"
Wilma Wooten & Karen Stutler (High schools)- "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
Parke County Sentinel & Edward Jones/Jessica Lynk- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Marjorie Hays- “Not Forgotten”
Bob & Janie Pound- "Planes"
Cliff & Dixie Kunze- "Wizard of OZ"
Fifth Third Bank- "Fancy Nancy"
Donna McVay- "Curious George"
Ivy Tech- "The Giving Tree"
Steve & Elaine Waltz- " Go Dog Go!"