Friday, November 22, 2013

Waffle Feed Fundraiser - Swimming Pool Project

Just a short reminder of the Waffle Feed Fundraiser that will be held this Sunday, November 24th at the Tyler Legion Hall from 9am to Noon.  The Swimming Pool Group is looking to raise additional dollars to improve the Tyler Swimming Pool.  Please come out and enjoy a waffle breakfast from Dad's Waffles and support the Tyler Swimming Pool.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tyler Food Shelf - OPEN HOUSE

The Tyler Food Shelf will be having an Open House at their new location this Sunday, November 17th from 11am to 1pm.  The new location is located behind Tyler City Hall and the remodeling job turned out great.  The Tyler Area Community Foundation was able to help with some of the costs of the remodeling project by recently awarding the Food Shelf with a $1,000 Endowment Grant.  There is still some work to do get all of the costs paid for with the remodeling, so additional monetary donations will be accepted at the Open House.  Food Donations will also be accepted at the Open House.

Stay tuned for next week's post to learn more about the Waffle Feed Fundraiser that will be held Sunday, November 24th at the Tyler Legion Hall from 9am to Noon.  The Swimming Pool Group is looking to raise additional dollars to improve the Tyler Swimming Pool.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tyler Food Shelf and Pool Projects

It's been awhile since I posted an update, so here goes. 

Last night at the foundation board meeting, we heard updates on two on-going projects. 

The Tyler Swimming Pool project was up first and we heard about how well the slide was received by the kids this year.  Kristie Johnson informed the board that they will be looking at updating the chairs and tables around the main pool and that the pool group would also be looking at holding another fundraising breakfast the weekend before Thanksgiving to raise dollars for the kiddie pool area.

Joan Jagt then updated the group on the Tyler Food Shelf project.  She mentioned that demolition would start soon and the remodeling would begin soon after.  The food shelf board is expecting the need to raise $10,000 to complete the project.  The are also planning to have a fundraiser, so please stay tuned and we will get that information out as soon as we have it.

If you would like to donate to the Food Shelf project, Swimming Pool project or to our endowment fund, you can make your check out to TACF and mail it to PO Box 239, Tyler, MN  56178.  Remember to write which project you want to donate to on the check and we will make sure it gets put into that account.

Also, stay tuned to the blog and to the newspaper as we start to look for community projects that would be eligible to receive endowment fund grant dollars this year.  We will also be looking for new board members in the next couple of months, so please let us know if you are interested in joining us.   To learn more about the foundation, you can visit with our current board members.  Current board members include:  April Thomas, Glen Petersen, Gary Manson, Joyce Dass, Robert Wolfington, Sandy Enemark, Kristie Johnson, Joan Jagt and Tim O'Leary

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Donkey Basketball Coming to Tyler

Donkey Basketball is coming to the RTR High School Gym on April 27th.  This fundraising event for the Tyler Area Community Foundation will start at 7:00 pm and will feature the Lake Benton, Tyler, Russell and Ruthton Fire Departments competing in a basketball tournament on the top of donkeys.  The first game of the night will be Lake Benton vs Tyler and the second game will have Russell vs Ruthton with the two winning teams competing in the Championship Game.  Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 at Thrifty White, Thomsen Hardware, Tyler Tribute and the Log Cabin or at the door the night of the event for $10.  Preschool and below will get in free.

Please come out and enjoy the entertainment by cheering on your favorite fire department to victory.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

TACF Annual Meeting

The Tyler Area Community Foundation held its annual meeting last night to appoint members to new terms on the board and to elect officers for the board.  We would like to welcome Kristie Johnson to the board.  Kristie will be replacing Trent Hess on the board.  We would also like to thank Trent for his 3 years on the board.  The board elected following individuals to serve as officers:  Tim O'Leary, Chair; Sandy Enemark, Vice-Chair; Gary Manson, Treasurer; and Joan Jagt, Secretary.  Other members of the board include:  April Thomas, Robert Wolfington, Glen Peterson, Joyce Dass and Kristie Johnson.

In other news, we were excited to hear that the Swimming Pool Project had received a donation from an anonymous donor in the amount of $25,700.  We want to thank that donor and all of the other donors throughout the year for their donations and their commitment to Tyler Area and foundation projects.

The board also opened up a new project fund for the Tyler Area Food Shelf which is looking at remodeling the former Chat and Chew building on Main Street.  Currently, the food shelf is operating out of the back of The Rock as it looks for a new home.

If you would like to donate to the Food Shelf project, Swimming Pool Project or the Foundation's Endowment Fund, you may send your donation to:  TACF, PO Box 239, Tyler, MN  56178 and indicate on the check or in a note which project fund you would like to support with your donation.

On behalf of the TACF Board, we would like to thank the Tyler Area Residents for their continued support of the Foundation and the Community of Tyler.  THANK YOU!