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FAO’s Hocking County Community Fund Sponsors Creek Bed at Logan Children’s Museum

A Grant of $7,000 Supports Enrichment for Children

Logan, OH – Children can experience a water and sensory play area in the Hocking Hills Children’s Museum thanks to a sponsorship from the Hocking County Community Fund (HCCF) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

HCCF and FAO partnered to grant $7,000 to the museum for this enrichment project that introduces children to nature in an interactive and educational way to be enjoyed even during inclement weather.

“The Hocking Hills Children’s Museum’s Creek Bed area provides a fun learning experience for both local children and visiting children,” said Kristi Brooks of the Hocking County Community Fund. “We are excited to join FAO in supporting this addition to our community.”

The Creek Bed area replicates Old Man’s Cave, one of the best-known natural features of the Hocking Hills. The museum area celebrates Appalachian Ohio with the potential to inspire learning and environmental stewardship, making it a great investment for the Foundation of Appalachian Ohio.

Joining Brooks on the Hocking County Community Fund Committee are Monte Bainter, Jacob Hill, Keith Hood, Ali Kanaan, Katy Kudlapur, Roger Nott, Abby Saving, and Bailey Simons.

About the Hocking County Community Fund
The Hocking County Community Fund was designed for the benefit of Hocking County, its people, and communities. Gifts to the Hocking County Community Fund and its Family of Funds are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, appreciated stock, IRA distributions, and life insurance. Donations can be made online at by designating the Hocking County Community Fund when donating. To mail your donation, please designate the fund and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764.

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit