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Golden Sheaf Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star awards grants to five deserving organizations
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Standing from left to right: Christy Tustin, Golden Belt Community Foundation Executive Director; Carl and Carol Anderson, Worthy Patron and Worthy Matron of the Golden Sheaf Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star; Darrell and Ellen Shanteau, Past Worthy Grand Patron and Associate Matron of the Golden Sheaf Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star; Sitting from left to right: Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services; DeeAnn Grummon, Community Food Bank of Barton County; Laura Patzner, Family Crisis Center, Inc.

Recently the Golden Sheaf Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star Endowment Fund awarded several organizations with a grant from their fund held at Golden Belt Community Foundation. Each organization was presented with a check and thanked for their contribution to our communities.
Organizations also receiving a grant, but not present, include Kansas Masonic Foundation and Meals on Wheels of Barton County.
Order of the Eastern Star’s Aim: To use our hands for the service in our community, our hearts for promoting the love of the Order of Eastern Star, and our words to encourage our Sisters and Brothers to actively participate and appreciate the contributions of all members.
For questions call Golden Belt Community Foundation at 620-792-3000 or email   
Golden Belt Community Foundation
At $19 million in total assets and more than 157 funds under management, Golden Belt Community Foundation has been connecting people who care to causes that matter since 1996. Golden Belt Community Foundation exists to provide non-profit organizations in central Kansas with a permanent source of support and to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving for donors. GBCF serves the counties of Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford.  For more information about Golden Belt Community Foundation, call (620) 792-3000 or visit their website at