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AHRENS PARK PLANNING FOR $1 MILLION IN UPGRADES

October 5, 2017 The Ahrens Park Foundation is embarking on a $1 million multi-phased project to upgrade Ahrens Park. The foundation is seeking contributions from the community in order to qualify for grant funding. The first phase, replacement of the park's two playgrounds, is planned for spring of 2018. "The Ahrens Park Foundation has been [...]

By | 2017-10-20T19:27:57+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

ANNUAL KITES OVER GRINNELL

October 2, 2017 For the second year in a row, kites embellished the blue skies of Grinnell with the help of Rotarians, professional kite flyers, ambitious youngsters, patient parents and grandparents. Some 500 Grinnell residents participated in Kites Over Grinnell sponsored by the Grinnell Rotary Club on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Ahrens Park.

By | 2017-10-18T20:22:12+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

2017 “LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT” AWARD TO GRINNELL COLLEGE STUDENT GROUP

August 18, 2017 The Grinnell College Social Justice Action Group (SJAG), the student organization that coordinates the weekly Community Meal at Davis Elementary School, is the 2017 recipient of the “Leave It Better ThanYou Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF).  The “Leave It Better” award commemorates the August birthday [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:15:42+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

“LEAVE IT BETTER” NOMINATIONS OPEN

July 1, 2017 Nominations are open for the 2017 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” awards from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation. All Grinnell area nonprofit, social, civic, fraternal, and community groups making a difference in the local community are eligible to be nominated by the Aug. 1 deadline. The 2017 “Leave [...]

By | 2017-07-06T20:16:31+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

GIVING GARDEN ADDED AT AHRENS PARK

June 26, 2017 Grinnell ended 2016 with four giving gardens, and the 2017 gardening season has seen the addition of three more gardens, including one in Ahrens Park, as well as an increase in the people watching over those gardens. Imagine Grinnell will host a bike tour of giving gardens on Saturday, July 8. Giving [...]

By | 2017-06-28T20:11:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

AHRENS FOUNDATION RECEIVES ART OF GROWING COMMUNITY AWARD

October 13, 2016 The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) bestowed its four annual awards during an Oct. 8 event and added a new award to be given as appropriate. The event raised over $12,000 for the foundation's Big Give Month, including an auction of two paintings created as attendees watched. Award recipients were Sig and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:50+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

Dolly’s Garden Permaculture Makeover

October 10, 2016 Photos show the transformation of Dolly's Garden at Ahrens Park during the October 8th fun-filled landscape design class hosted by Imagine Grinnell and the Ahrens Park Foundation. Three heirloom peach trees, a large strawberry patch, and several gooseberry bushes are just a few of the new additions for the edible landscape planted in the garden.  A second phase [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:50+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

DOLLY’S GARDEN TO ADD PERMACULTURE FEATURES

September 22, 2016 Imagine Grinnell holding October “Edible Landscape” Workshops at Dolly's Garden beginning October 1st Imagine Grinnell and The Ahrens Park Foundation will host two fun-filled landscape design classes on October 1 and October 8th. Participants of any gardening level will learn about how to integrate perennial food-bearing plants, shrubs and trees into any [...]

By | 2016-09-29T19:07:20+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

2016 “LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT” AWARD TO GRINNELL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

August 18, 2016 The Grinnell Education Partnership, a collaboration of area institutions, employers and individuals committed to educational success, is the 2016 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). The “Leave It Better ThanYou Found It” award commemorates the August birthday of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 “LEAVE IT BETTER” AWARD

June 20, 2016 Nominations are open for the 2016 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation. All Grinnell area nonprofit, social, civic, fraternal, and community groups making a difference in the local community are eligible to be nominated by the Aug. 1 deadline. The 2016 “Leave [...]

By | 2016-08-23T19:30:53+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments