The 2016 Harmony Community Chest Drive has been completed. A total of $5,600 was collected from solicitation mailings. There were no door-to-door solicitations due to the difficulty recruiting and retaining solicitors. As a result, the total collected is smaller than other years, and we had to cut back on the amount given to some organizations and eliminate others. Proceeds from the drive are given to local and regional organizations and charities. The disbursement of funds was as follows:
• Harmony Public Library, $600
• Harmony Ambulance, $2,200
• Harmony Girl Scouts, $150
• Harmony Boy Scouts, $150
• Fillmore County DAC, $250
• Maple Leaf Services, $300
• Fillmore Salvation Army, $500
• American Red Cross, $500
• ARC, $250
• Courage Center, $250
• ACT on Alzheimer’s, $150
• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, $150
• Multiple Sclerosis Society, $150
Organizers gratefully thank the city and Community Chest members for assisting with the mailing and Harmony residents and businesses for their continued financial support.
Officers of the Community Chest are Carroll Armstrong, chairman; Carol Rhodes, secretary; and Kay Himlie, treasurer. Board members include Gerri Ehler, Pam Hoppe, Bonnie Bakken, Renee Reicks, Phil Burkholder, Renee Olson and Muriel Gunderson.