Happy Birthday, Hancock County!
February 25 – March 1
Hancock County Community Foundation is proud to host our county’s 185th birthday celebration! We are setting aside an entire week for citizens to grow in their appreciation for the community in which they live, its rich history, and the desire to strengthen its future through giving and service. You are invited to take part in the celebration!
Participate in the Birthday Contest! This year we are celebrating on Friday, March 1, with a friendly competition between the county school corporations. Friday, March 1 between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm at www.giveHCgrowHC.org/birthdaycontest participants will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite school corporation. Every vote made during the 24 hours will receive a portion of the $4,000 grant made from the Spirit of Community Fund’s Lifelong Learning Fund. Learn more about the contest here.
Mark your calendars and visit us again on March 1 to vote for your favorite school!
Learn! Take time to enjoy facts about your county. Click Here!
Appreciate! Hancock County has a very interesting history! Visit the Historical Society display at Chapel in the Park, pick up a copy of the locally authored book, Images of America Hancock County Indiana, at HCCF’s office or the Library, and visit http://www.countyhistory.com/hancock.
Encourage! Take a moment to talk with your friends and neighbors about their home county, and be sure to ask them what they’ve been learning during the Celebration Week.
Give Where You Live, Grow Where You Live! The appreciation of Hancock County’s history and identity is tied closely to the concept of investing in its future through the Spirit of Community Funds at HCCF. These permanent grantmaking vehicles allow organizations that serve our community to grow in strength and in their ability to deliver programs now and for generations to come. Learn more about this family of funds here.
Show your pride! We will thank you for investing in the future of Hancock County by providing you a beautiful Hancock County flag. Learn more about becoming a proud owner of a Hancock County flag here.