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Harrison County Community Foundation Invites You to Celebrate Our County

All are invited to Ja-Lin’s on May 13

Jewett, OH  – At its second annual community event on May 13, the Harrison County Community Foundation will do more than announce the recipients of this year’s grant awards. During the 6PM reception at Ja-Lin’s Food and Drink in Jewett, the HCCF will share more about the importance of growing the HCCF as a resource for the county and the communities within it.

Last year’s event was a resounding success, with many people coming together in Cadiz to celebrate Harrison County, the year’s investments in the community, and the future opportunities now possible because of the creation of the HCCF. The Harrison County Community Foundation invites the whole Harrison County community to join them this year on May 13 for a reception of fine food and a celebration of Harrison County.

Everyone with a heart for Harrison County is invited to attend. The cost is $10 per person and an RSVP is required. Anyone interested in attending the May 13 reception should RSVP by Wednesday, May 6 to either Kris Puskarich at or Lori Milleson at, or by calling 740-942-7890. Tickets may be purchased in advance through local Committee members, online, or at the door.  For more information, visit the Harrison County Community Foundation’s page on our website.

“We are looking forward to sharing the Harrison County Community Foundation with the whole community on May 21,” Lori Milleson, HCCF Committee Member. “This dinner will be a time to celebrate our community together and to look forward to what HCCF can accomplish when we come together for Harrison County.”

The Harrison County Community Foundation was created by anonymous donors to provide grants to advance charitable projects of benefit to Harrison County residents, while also serving as a collective resource for all those looking to support Harrison County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. HCCF will share the news of its inaugural grants during the dinner and will be joined by special guest Mike Moore, CEO and President of Gulfport Energy.

“As more people learn about HCCF and give to support its work, we will see increased investment in Harrison through grants and scholarships,” said Cara Dingus Brook, president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. “We invite everyone in the community to come on May 21 to learn about how the HCCF will create opportunities. It will be an evening not to be missed!”

Managed and supported by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, HCCF is guided by a local advisory committee, including Allison Anderson, Lori Milleson, Dr. Scott Pendleton, Bob Positano, Matt Puskarich, and John Tabacchi. Committee members will have tickets available for the reception.

Those who are not able to attend, but would like to support the work of the Harrison County Community Foundation with a gift can do so in a number of ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance To mail your donation, please designate the Harrison County Community Foundation and mail to Mike Sliva c/o 235 South Main Street, Cadiz, OH 43907 or to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Gifts can also be made online  by selecting the Harrison County Community Foundation when donating.