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RCUF Delivers 2022's First Quarter Allocations to Rush County Agencies
Riders Donate $1,000 for Covered Bridges - March 2022
Pictured (left to right) are Rush County Sheriff Allan Rice, Bob Johns, Jerry Sitton, Ron Jarman, Jane Smiley, Chuck Kemker, Paul Wilkinson, David Willkie, Kristina Marshall and Mark Bacon.
At the March 23 Rush County Commissioners meeting, the Rush County United Fund presented a donation check to the Commissioners in the amount of $1,000 for the preservation of the five covered bridges in use on the roads in Rush County. The funds were a portion of the proceeds from the 2021 Willkie Days “Five in 50” Covered Bridge Bicycle Ride. This successful ride was made possible with the help and tremendous support of Rush County, the city of Rushville and numerous volunteers throughout the county. David Willkie thanked the Rush County Commissioners which allowed the ride to use county roads and bridges; the Rush County Highway Department headed by Highway Superintendent Jerry Sitton for power sweeping the loose gravel off of the roads; Rush County Sheriff’s Department headed by Sheriff Allan Rice for leading off the ride and stopping traffic at major intersections, and Emergency Management Agency Director Chuck Kemker for coordinating the timing of the ride and all other agencies within the county.
The bike ride goes through Milroy, Moscow, Gowdy, Homer and Arlington as well as over the five covered bridges of Rush County. There are shorter 12 and 24 mile routes available.
Proceeds from the ride benefit the Rush County United Fund which distributes its funds to local charities and for the preservation of the Rush County covered bridges.
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow - January 2020
A heartfelt "thank you" to Emerson/Copeland Technologies for their generous $10,000 donation to the Rush County United Fund.
Presenters and recipients pictured (Left to Right) are Dr. Dennis Bowman, former RCUF Executive Director; Jane Smiley, RCUF Vice-President; Mitchell Fannon, Plant Controller; and Bruce Schmalfedt, Plant Manager.
Emerson/Copeland has been a long-time supporter and a fund-raising sponsor of the RCUF. Their donations and support LOCAL people. RCUF is committed to improving the lives of Rush County individuals by funding programs that impact education, health and economic mobility of our community. Thank you for your support!
The first quarter round of allocations has been presented by the Rush County United Fund Board to Rush County Agencies, represented by the following: Ruth Koelmel - Changing Footprints; Debbie Bruce - Salvation Army; Vicki Young - Rush County Community Assistance; Jon York - Boys & Girls Club; Terri Smith - M.O.R.E for Kids; Barb Kuhn - Rush County Victims Assistance