Children in Logan County will enjoy a fun filled summer thanks to a $4,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation to the Boys & Girls Club of Paris.
The gift was announced at the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. Heather Appleton, branch sales manager of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.
The funds will help the Boys & Girls Club of Paris to ramp up its summer programs and provide a safe and fun place for children to stay over the summer.
“On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris, I would like to express our gratitude for this grant,” said Holly Hurst, unit director for the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “It will be of tremendous help during our summer program. Our plan is to use it toward the activities we will be running throughout the summer: STEM, field trips, arts and crafts, balls, hula hoops, bubbles, and any other supplies that will allow us to run a successful summer program.”
“From working and being active in the Paris Community I have had many chances over the years to partner with local organizations,” said Appleton, who also serves as vice chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “The Paris Boys and Girls Club is something I hold close to my heart as a community member and a board member. I spent a week last summer working in the club to truly understand the impact the club has for our local children.
“That week impacted me deeply. Children get two meals served each day during the eight-week program, and they also set up activities and field trips for the children, as well as providing educational programs to keep our children’s minds engaged. We are very blessed to have a Boys & Girls Club in Paris.”