The Augusta Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, has hopes to leverage funds for the summer reading program for local kids in Augusta.
Tony Madrigal, CEO of Madrigal & Welch Insurance, has presented a challenge grant to the community of Augusta. He has committed his $500 gift as a matching grant, dollar for dollar, to help support the Augusta Public Library Summer Reading program, particularly by helping bring the Santa Fe, New Mexico storytelling legend to our community.
The Augusta Community Foundation is seeking contributions from those in the community that would like to see this program be a huge success for kids 3 – 15 years of age.
Mike McCartney, an Emmy Award winning writer, producer and performing artist combines archeology, action, adventure, ancient legends, mythology and folklore to thrill and educate audiences with his unique storytelling abilities as "Indiana Bones". Residing in Santa Fe, NM, Indy finds that the combination of history, legends and ghost stories from around the world offers the perfect backdrop for digging up the old stories. Indiana Bones has traveled the world to gather his stories. With the use of artifacts, fossils, lively puppets and a crack of his bull whip, Indy leads the audience on a journey through time.
Lynne Holloway, Director for of the Augusta Public Library said, “we expect to educate and entertain participants and generate excitement for our Summer Reading Program.” Holloway went on to say, “mid-way through our summer program we see some decline in participation and we believe this event would provide an infusion of fresh enthusiasm and renewed interest to encourage the children to complete their reading goals.”
The Augusta Community Foundation is asking you to send your donations to Augusta Community Foundation, 204 E. 5th, Augusta, KS 67010 by May 31, 2013. If you have questions please call Angie Baur, Associate Director, at 316.239.9451 or contact a foundation board member, see website at www.augustacommunityfoundation.org.