Over the past year, several organizations have been able to provide services in their respective communities and the Bay St. George area as a whole. This is thanks to the Indian Head Coop/Stephenville Lions Club 50/50 Charity Program who have been accepting letters of application requesting grants to assist with the financial needs.
Recipients are notified and presented with a cheque each quarter, with the most recent this past month. Five groups received a total of $9600 from monies raised from 50/50 ticket purchase in the Indian Head Coop.
This quarter’s recipients were: Stephenville Theatre Festival ($2600); Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp ($2000); Stephenville Emergency Food Services ($3000); BSG South Fire Department ($1000) and the Flat Bay Community Centre ($1000).
Interested groups can apply for a grant by submitting a letter of application to the Indian Head Coop. The committee will meet again following June 30, 2016’s deadline.
Pictured below (l-r) are Chris Vaugh, General Manager, Stephenville Theatre Festival, Jerry Patey, Fundraising Chair with Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp; Rev. Gosse with Stephenville Emergency Food Services; Francis Morris, chief of the Bay St. George South Fire Department; Wayne Lee Chair of the Indian Head Coop Board of Directors, Bernadine Blanchard of the Flat Bay Community Centre and Dave Rex, President of Stephenville Lions Club.