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Shared: Huronia Community Foundation recognizes outstanding charitable contributions in Midland

Shared: Huronia Community Foundation recognizes outstanding charitable contributions in Midland

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The charitable and philanthropic achievements of several outstanding individuals were recognized Sept. 29 as the Huronia Community Foundation handed out its “Caring Counts” awards.

“'Caring Counts' is a celebration of giving,” said foundation president Barb Jones. “It is a time to honour the generosity of individuals, businesses and groups who have contributed exceptionally to the improvement of our lives in Huronia.”

Lu LaFrance received the individual award and Mackena Murray was presented with the youth award.

The foundation singled out LaFrance, a retired teacher, for her volunteer work at organizations such as Sistema Huronia, which provides free music lessons for local children. Murray was recognized for her work selling painted pumpkins to raise money for the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.

Other award recipients included the Midland, Penetanguishene & District Builders’ Association and Meridian Credit Union. In addition, special awards were handed out to recognize Larry Hurd, in recognition of his Trans-Canada Swim event, and Sawmill Sid, a Tiny Township company that works to redirect wood waste away from landfills.

“It’s so important to recognize these people that are doing great work in our community,” said Jones. “It’s also an opportunity to learn about many local charities and organizations in our area.”

The foundation manages financial donations and distributes the earnings to local charities based on their needs and those of the community. Since 2000, it has granted more than $600,000.

For more information, visit huroniacommunityfoundation.com.

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