Kids love to tell stories. And what better way than in six carefully chosen words? These memoirs, written by third-graders at Granville Elementary School for the Rock of Aces PTO Auction, are a kids-only take on the community of Granville.
When Granville parent, Dan Katona, was asked to help out with a project for his daughters’ third-grade classroom, he didn’t hesitate. Collaborating with 22 eight- and nine-year olds would be a challenge, but also a chance to spend some time with his twin daughters and support the school at the same time.
“We looked at each community’s schools, neighborhoods, culture, landscape...it came down to the concept of ‘different.’ Many other places, while wonderful in their own rights, represented that which we could have gotten in the suburbs of Chicago. There is a certain vibe in Granville that resonated with each of us.”
The first meeting of the Granville Community Foundation brought together 45 Granville residents, each of whom gave a $5.00 donation. That evening, the Foundation raised $225...Today, the Foundation has an endowment of over $2 million and has distributed over $1.2 million to more than 80 Granville nonprofits. Terry White and his wife, Freddi, tell the story.
If you walk by Village Coffee on a warm sunny morning, you’re likely to find a group of “regulars”, leaning back in their chairs, swapping stories, and clearly enjoying each other’s company. Although I know David Bingham through my Denison connections, it’s here where I most often run into him. So, it made sense to sit down with David at Village Coffee to chat about all things Granville.