This article first appeared in the Rushville Republican on November 21, 2017.
The Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Seed Circle recently held its 5th anniversary celebration. The highlight of the evening was to announce the 2017 Rush County Youth Volunteer of the Year. This year’s recipient is Hannah McGee. Hannah is the daughter of Dana Fussner and a student at Rushville Consolidated High School.
Hannah is very involved in many activities and projects, but what was most impressive was the fact that she has created her own philanthropic project called Feed Sac where children are taught the skills of gardening and learning the “how to” of growing your own food. According to Brianna Smith who nominated Hannah, “She is a hard worker and takes pride in everything she does. She strives to make an impact on others and she is giving. I’m nominating her in hopes she gets the recognition she deserves.” Hannah is also very involved in FFA and Youth in Philanthropy, while holding down a job too. “It is an honor to award this plaque and $300 check from Rush Memorial Hospital to Hannah. She is a great example of the change that young people can make in today’s world”, stated Eleanor Colunbe, Seed Circle member and RMH Foundation Board member. “This award was created and is given to recognize outstanding volunteerism and philanthropy that our county’s young people are doing. They give back in so many wonderful ways. From helping a neighbor, to volunteering for projects and events, to charitable work with organizations, and creating legacies within our community, our youth of all ages are truly incredible. Keep up the great work”, added Faith Mock, RMH Foundation Executive Director.
The rest of the celebration included playing the annual game of Seed Circle bingo, reminiscing over the past 5 years in a video presentation, and for future activities in 2018. The Seed Circle had an activity for the children at Christmas on Main. New members were welcomed and a social time ended the evening.
Many thanks go to the RMH Foundation Board, the RMHF Seed Circle, and the community for making this a fun and special event. For additional information about the RMHF Seed Circle or the RMH Foundation contact the RMHF office at 765-932-7568.