Youth, Seniors In Wayne Community To Benefit From Legacy Fund


WAYNE – Members with the Wayne Area Legacy Fund held a pair of in-person check presentations Thursday afternoon.

Checks in the amount of $3,000 each were presented to Rainbow World (1110 East 14th St.) and the Wayne Senior Center (410 North Pearl St. #B).

Bill Dickey, Chairman of the Wayne Area Legacy Fund Committee, said the group was hoping to do these presentations earlier this year.

“Obviously, March with the COVID-19 coming we decided that’d better if wait to make the presentations a little bit later here,” said Dickey. “Here we are today (Thursday), beautiful, gorgeous day and we’re making presentations.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee hasn’t been able to meet on a monthly basis. The group is entering their fourth season as the Wayne Area Legacy Fund.

Dickey added they had several good applicants for the grant funds.

“We decided that we’d kind of go both wide end of the spectrums,” Dickey added. “Be able to do something special for the younger children in the community as well as the seniors.”

Funds issued to Rainbow World will assist with technology updates while the presentation to the Senior Center will go towards their new walk-in cooler.

Committee members who attended the check presentations included Jared Heithold, Karissa Hayes, Molly Redden, Scot Saul and Eric Knutson.

The mission of the Wayne Area Legacy Fund is to inspire generosity, invest resources, identify the anticipated needs and involve everyone in the betterment of the Wayne area.

Towards the end of June, the Wayne Area Legacy Fund will be receiving another distribution from their endowment.

“So, this fall we’re going to opening up for applications again for this grant money,” Dickey mentioned. “Hopefully be awarding it and doing the same thing early next year.”

For more information or to donate to the Wayne Area Legacy Fund, click here. Also, find the Wayne Area Legacy Fund on Facebook.