The Village Foundation honors five

The Village Foundation will host its annual ceremony to install and dedicate permanent bronze plaques honoring four outstanding Bay residents. This year the nominees are: James C. Redinger, Elizabeth R. Martin, Joan Hirsh and Miriam and Ivan Shepard. The Bay High String Quartet, under the direction of Ms. Carrie Singular, will play and tenor Troy Ayers II will sing. The Foundation will also announce the winners of two scholarships and will award four community grants during the program.

The program will take place at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, in Cahoon Park north of Lake Road under the white tent, immediately following the Memorial Day Service and parade. Friends of the Martin, Shepard, Redinger and Hirsh families and the public are invited to attend this annual ceremony and to view the plaques currently installed on the T. Richard Martin footbridge.

The Village Foundation bronze plaque program was established as a way for families and friends to give permanent recognition to Bay citizens in one central place. Donors that contribute at the level of $2,500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life work of Bay Village residents living or dead.

Each year, interest earned on contributed funds is awarded to tax-exempt community groups for projects. Proposals are submitted to The Village Foundation grants committee. The selected proposals are presented to the Board for approval at the annual meeting in May. Priority is given to groups that are working on projects that offer permanent improvements to the quality of life in Bay and that are not otherwise funded by taxes.

For more Information about The Village Foundation, the grant application process or contributions towards a plaque please call 440-899-3490. Applications for scholarships and guidelines for proposals are available at

Eileen Vernon

President of The Village Foundation. Semi retired lawyer. Resident of Bay for 27 years.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:32 AM, 05.15.2012