Galion Community Foundation fundraiser includes tribute to Steve Erlsten

GALION — Galion Community Foundation’s 13th annual fundraiser on May 13 includes a special tribute to Steve Erlsten, who died Oct. 10, 2016, at home after a three-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

The Crazy Gringos will headline the 6 p.m. show May 13 at Galion Moose Lodge 303, in the family center at 520 S. Market St. Erlsten played with the group for many years.

Admission to the program and fundraiser is $10, and tickets will be available at the door.

Food and beverages will be provided by the Moose and will be available for purchase. There also will be a silent action and a 50-50 drawing.

Proceeds will benefit the local scholarships and charitable organizations.

The public is invited to attend this special event as the foundation remembers Erlsten, a friend, supporter and a great gringo.

The Galion Community Foundation was formed in 1957. It is a charitable organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible.

Through its all volunteer board, the GCF administers over twenty (20) different funds and is always willing to add additional special funds or accept donations to its general fund. Thirteen of the funds provide scholarships; the rest assist local charities.

Unless otherwise directed by donors, the GCF seeks to preserve the principal of the funds. Money donated will earn income in perpetuity to benefit our area students and community.

Since 2001, the GCF has provided for distributions of nearly $600,000.00, and over $200,000 from our various scholarship funds. Thank you to all donors for helping to keep a good thing going.

The Galion Community Foundation is at 135 Harding Way West. For information visit, visit the group’s s website, or email [email protected]

Staff report