HOISINGTON — Since 1996, the Enola Logan fund has donated over one million dollars to benefit Hoisington charities and recreational facilities.
"So many of the things we enjoy in Hoisington have been due to her generosity," said administrator Lee Van Scyoc. "The intent of the Logan Trust has been to provide the most common good to the most people."
Enola Snodgrass Logan was born in 1900 in Hoisington. She married J. Wylie Logan and they farmed northwest of Hoisington. Enola was also a school teacher and pianist in her church.
Prior to her passing in April 1996, Logan, donated funds to build the tennis courts and tennis court rest rooms, the walking trail and bridges at Bicentennial Park, the Scout House, and purchased and donated the land on which the activity center now occupies.
After her death, over one million dollars was donated to charitable causes including two churches, Kans for Kids, Kroesch Scholarship Fund, Hoisington City Library, Clara Barton Foundation, and the city of Hoisington for recreational and other projects.
Logan funds have been utilized for many projects including the purchase and donation to USD 431 of the first over the road activity bus, ball parks (bleachers, canopy, sprinklers, sod, concession buildings, equipment buildings, etc), track weather instrument, metal planks for the high school football field bleachers, stoves for the family education room, wrestling mat, covered camping trailer for the Boy Scouts, scholarships for HHS students, donation to girls home funding and helped fund the ram turf on the high school football field.
Other projects are horseshoe pits, full court outdoor basketball court facility, donated to the historical society, disc golf, playground facilities and shelter at Bicentennial Park, playground equipment at Roosevelt school, donated building lots for economic development, field groomer tractor for the ballparks, indoor tennis equipment, gazebo at the bird sanctuary, donation to attract the new pharmacist, cement work at the city pool.
With all the projects the Logan Trust has funded in the past years, fund dollars are getting low, according to Van Scyoc. Fund assets will continue to be utilized in community projects until the funds are exhausted.