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New Fund Established to keep Jack's Story Time in Eau Claire
Over the last three years, Sculpture Tour Eau Claire has brought some interesting artwork into the public square.
Sculptures in the tour have varied from still-life scenes to abstract shapes to even some pieces which seem to be taken off the page of a child's storybook.
One such piece in the 2012 Sculpture Tour was Jack's Story Time, a sculpture created by Gregory Johnson.
Johnson describes the piece by saying, "Jack is reading his favorite book while animal characters dance around his feet, including Mother Goose, the stately frog, the famous turtle and hare, and one of the three little pigs. Hidden in the setting are a butterfly and a caterpillar."
Jack's Story Time was removed from its temporary home in front of the Eau Claire Children's Museum in April 2013 to make way for a new group of sculptures in the 2013 tour though a group of donors from the Eau Claire area wants to keep the whimsical statue in the community.
The group has set up a fund, through the Eau Claire Community Foundation, to house the sculpture at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library at the indoor entrance to the library's Youth Services area.
The Women's Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants for the grant cycle Jan-Dec 2014.
These grants are intended to support programs which build the lives of women and children in the Eau Claire Community. To see a full list of guidelines on what they support and how to apply for a grant click here: http://bit.ly/ZqRID6
The 12th annual Children's Legacy Luncheon, held on April 18th at The Florian Gardens, was an inspiring afternoon. With more than 300 people in attendance this was the largest year for the luncheon to date.
The Women's Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation is pleased to announce a Spring Gathering at the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club on April 29 from 4:30-6:30pm with a cost to attend of $15. The Spring Gathering will be a chance to hear from the directors of non-profit organizations which the Women's Giving Circle gave $19,568 in grants to in 2012.
The Women's Giving Circle was founded in 2007 and has grown dramatically from 105 founding members. Annually the Circle awards grants to non-profit organizations which provide programs to enhance the well-being of women and children in our community.