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Update from our Second Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The board of seven, which includes Beth Wright, Christine Dexter, Sara Reinke, Nancy Williams, Daniel Ramos, Nancy Bergman and Brandy Burlage, greeted and welcomed guests over snacks and goodies purchased or donated by Gingerbread Run Cafe, Trails Inn, Dave's Jubilee Deli, FrostTop Drive-In, Five 11 Pizzaria and Tawny Moose Cafe.

During the financial reporting time the question was asked as to what donations can be accepted. We can accept donations for local non-profit charitable, educational or scientific organizations/projects that meet our mission statement and guidelines.

The board gave a sad “farewell” to Nancy Williams as she has decided to resign in pursuit of helping other charitable causes. She will be missed by the ACF, but will be a great asset wherever she is involved.

The Summer Dayze classes, which were initially intended for children, became a creative time for and mostly attended by adults. With the rental fees being paid by ACF, the costs for the attendees were minimal; therefore, the ACF is considering the options to sponsor these inexpensive learning classes, which included watercolor, digital photography, costume creation, puppetry, tie-dye, a plethora of fine needle work techniques, quilting, nature and many, many more, with the hope of getting more involvement and interest from the community.

Café Lingua will begin its third year of Spanish/English classes after Christmas pending the ok and approval by Jan Neish. Café Lingua was created by Jan with the concept of bridging the gap between our local prominent languages. Those interested meet at a local restaurant to converse and socialize in the other language.

The ACF started 2011 by looking at the possibility of helping the Senior Center upgrade the heating system, over the course of the last year this help has evolved from getting Fremont County involved to some board members of ACF writing a grant. All we can say is the Senior Center needs help and community support. Our passion comes from the respect we have for these seniors who have done so much charitable work for this community and now are in need to have a decent meeting facility, a place where they can go to socialize together over meals or quilt or play cards with friends should the boredom from being home alone set in.
Spirit of Christmas 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Spirit of Christmas has always been a great day for shopping locally for the Christmas season. You can browse for hours in the same building searching for the perfect handmade gift from baked goodies for yourself, jewelry for your wife; toys for your children to quilts, decoration, hair accessories, knick-knacks the possibilities and craftsmanship are endless. As always the Spirit of Christmas is the 1st Saturday of December, this year that would be December 3rd at the Community Center from 9am to 3pm, lunch can be purchased from the GEMS. The Christmas program begins at 12:30 and will feature a live nativity and the children’s choir from school; followed by the wreath auction at 1, and then Santa delights all the little ones by making his appearance at 1:30.
Ashton Senior Center
Monday, October 17, 2011
The ACF was approached during our last annual meeting by Karinda Fisher asking for help with the Ashton Senior Center, since then the ACF and the ASC have joined forces to get support and funding to help with the much needed updating of the Senior Center. Due to open communications with and presenting these needs to the Fremont County Commissioners, we have received some positive feedback from commissioner Stoddard in regards to an ADA compliant restroom. Commissioner Stoddard visited the facility; is aware of the need; and has already taken specific measurements which could be used in making this possible. He has talked with Skip Hurt (chair of commissioners) and the two of them will be coming to check out the location for plans. Things are starting to look up for the Ashton Senior Center!!!
Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011
The ACF will be holding their annual meeting on November 15th in the Community Centers Wheat rooom at 7pm. All are invited and welcome to come.

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You may purchase your copy at several locations in town or send us an email with your contact information and we will ship one to you.

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  • Dave's Market
  • Key Bank
  • Bank of Idaho
  • Dan's Plumbing & Heating
  • Ashton Library
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Our Mission
The mission of the Ashton Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the Greater Ashton Community. To accomplish this, the Foundation aims to join with local organizations and individuals to receive specific and general funds as well as to provide accountability and distribution of those funds.
Our Purpose
The Ashton Community Foundation, Inc. is a publicly supported, tax-exempt organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of the citizens of the greater Ashton area through the accumulation, management, and disbursement of charitable donations to programs or projects associated with education, human services, environment, youth, civic improvement, the arts, and various other interests.