Bay Village Foundation awards scholarships, grants

Pictured, from left, back row: Steve Ruscher and Al Paulus from the Bay Village Foundation; John Hnat, Bay Village Community Theater; Cathy Flament, Destination Bay; Tim Jasinski, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center; and Angelica Compton, Youth Challenge. Front row: scholarship winners Joe Auckley, Abigail Christel and Evan O’Donnell. Photo by Tara Wendell

The Bay Village Foundation hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony to dedicate permanent bronze plaques honoring James Potter, Richard Schier and Eileen Vernon, award scholarships to three Bay High seniors, and announce its 2016 grant recipients. The program, now in its 21st year, took place at Cahoon Park North and was emceed by Jon Loufman.

The T. Richard Martin Scholarship winner was Evan O'Donnell, and Abigail Christel and Joe Auckley were awarded Bay Village Foundation scholarships.

Grant recipients included BAYarts, for the purchase and installation of a canvas awning at the main entrance of the John Huntington House; Destination Bay, for promotional materials for a community-wide celebration in Bay Village on June 18; Youth Challenge, to support an adapted bowling program at Bay Lanes for teens and young adults with physical disabilities; Bay Village Community Theater Inc., to support the group's efforts to restart community theater in Bay Village; Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, for renovation of the Stream Tank; and Play in Bay, for the refurbishment of the community playground built in 1995.

The grants totaled approximately $20,000.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 10:29 AM, 06.07.2016