Thickety community gets grant to renovate building

Mar 17, 2017
Photo by: Donated From left are Adam Bridges, Advisory Board member, The Fund for Haywood County; Michael Hannah, chairman of Thickety Community Board; Eddie Hendricks, Anthony Myron, Robin Cabe-Smith, all board members of Thickety Community Park; and Yvonne Hannah, active supporter of Thickety Community.

CANTON — The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), recently presented a check for $9,500 to Thickety Community Park for renovation of a building to become a community center.

This grant was part of The Community Foundation’s People in Need grant cycle and was funded by The Fund for Haywood County, the J. Aaron and Adora H. Prevost Endowment Fund and an anonymous fund of CFWNC.

“This building has been part of the community for over 50 years,” said Michael Hannah, chair of Thickety Community Board. “It has long needed renovations to make it useable for the residents of our community.

“The residents of Thickety community thank The Fund for Haywood County for giving us funding to make the facility a better meeting location for all groups involved.”

The Fund for Haywood County is a permanently endowed fund to meet local needs. Tax-deductible gifts are added to the principal, which is preserved and invested.

For more information about The Fund for Haywood County, contact Advisory Board Chair Christine Mallette at 734-0570.