Grants ranging from $1,800 to more than $10,000 distributed


Tom Graham as Santa and foundation official Alyse Vail (right) presented one of the grants to a group of conservation organizations, represented by Sally Parsons (left), Judy Swift and Ellen Kuker. (Jim Mayfield / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — With mild July temperatures, it’s little wonder the Hancock County Community Foundation was able to enlist Santa for a bit of mid-summer gift giving.

For the first time since 2008, foundation staff, donors and board members embarked on a day-long Christmas in July “community plunge” to get a first–hand look at what the county’s nonprofits do and deliver more than $50,000 in grants to 11 area organizations.

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