Neighbors helping neighbors

Thursday, December 12, 2013

In recognition of the importance of regional development, the McCook Optimist Club Monday presented checks of $250 each to the Indianola Mrs. X-JC's, for the community's playground project; and to the Culbertson Library for the new library fund. Both projects are receiving backing from area businesses and individuals, as well as generous backing from their hometowns. Coming to McCook to accept the Optimists' donation were three members of the Indianola Mrs. X-JC's. The women, in the front row of the top photo, are Mary Marsh, Kathy Haag and Cheryl Stewart. Aided by a gift from the George and Vera Fidnarik Estate, the Mrs. X-JC's are getting close to the $38,000 goal for the playground equipment. The Culbertson Library has a much larger goal to reach, but the fund is off to a great start, with more than $50,000 raised to qualify for a $25,000 challenge grant from the Robert and Janette Hunt Community Fund from Great Plains Communication. Accepting the Optimist Club gift for the Culbertson Library Fund are Nicole Blake and Cindee Wagner. Representing the McCook Optimists are (top photo, back row from left) Andy Hofman, Jim Pleinis, Alex Haag, Matt Tiller, Brad Trew, Jim Brandt and Tom Bredvick. In the bottom photo, the Optimists are re-positioned, with Bredvick, who was on the right, switching places with Hofman, who was on the right.

Gene O. Morris / McCook Gazette

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