January 31, 2012 –
MAYETTA: Members of the Tribal Council and Charitable Contributions attended an appreciation and recognition dinner last night hosted by TARC Inc. that was held at the Vinewood in Topeka. The PBPN were recognized at the dinner for giving a $3,500 donation to TARC, an organization that helped sponsor Winter Wonderland XIV in Topeka during the Christmas season.
(Left to right) Jim Potter, Tribal Council Secretary, with Charitable Contributions Committee members Mary Carr, LaVera Bell, and Wanda Treinen who is shaking hands with Sherry Lundry, TARC Director of Development. The PBPN received two thank you plaques for donations given in 2010 and this year.
Winter Wonderland is a 2-mile drive through Lake Shawnee of illuminated Christmas displays and lights and is one of TARC’s primary fundraising events. The PBPN has donated to the Winter Wonderland since 2006.
The purpose of TARC, Inc is to enhance the lives of people with developmental and related disabilities and families through service, support, advocacy and community involvement in Topeka and Shawnee County.
Other Charitable Contributions that were gifted 4th quarter 2011 were: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center ($5,000); Banner Creek Science Center ($5,000); Legacy Community Arts Center, Inc. ($500); Ronald McDonald House ($4,500); Blue Earth Initiatives, Inc. ($5,000); Asbury Mt. Olive UMC-Youth Empowerment Program ($3,000); Three Rivers Inc (Ms. Wheelchair of Kansas)($1,000); Vietnam Veterans of America ($5,000); Miriam Clinic ($15,000); Brown County Chapter of Native American Church(Conference)($14,000); Rossville Senior Center ($5,000); Let’s Help ($15,000); NAMI Kansas ($2,500); and Salvation Army ($3,278). A total of $87,278 was donated for the quarter.