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Barth Trust Foundation Awards Several Grants

By Staff | Dec 13, 2017

A large group of recipients from the Barth Charity Foundation pose for a photo on the steps of the Sistersville city building.

A reception was held at the Sistersville City Building on Friday to deliver several grants awards to several organizations throughout the community. Grantees and representatives of the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust gathered to celebrate this significant gift and learn more about the projects receiving funding.

The Barths established the Trust to extend their dedication to the Sistersville area after their death. Through this, the Barths’ interest in supporting animals, community organizations and beautification efforts can continue for all time.

Fourteen organizations in the Sistersville and greater Tyler County area have been awarded grant funds totaling $111,470 from the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust.

The following grant recipients were announced: Artslink was awarded $1,500 to use towards the Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio Valentine Event and art exhibit, City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation was awarded $5,000 to be used towards playground equipment, City of Sistersville Parks and Recreation was awarded $5,800 to be used towards a skate park, City of Sistersville Parks and Recreation was awarded $10,000 to be used towards the shower house/bathroom, City of Sistersville/Sistersville Ferry was awarded $15,000 to be used towards dock materials and construction for a kayak launch, Crittenton Foundation Inc. was awarded $14,250 to be used towards TIES program at the Sistersville Elementary School, Olive Branch Animal Rescue & Refuge Inc. was awarded $13,544 to be used toward the construction of a pigpen building, Salvation Army was awarded $5,000 towards emergency assistance programs in Tyler County, Sistersville General Hospital was awarded $15,000 towards the use of a defibrillator for their ambulance, Sistersville Lions Club was awarded $5,236 to be used towards playground equipment,

Tyler County 4-H and arm Community was awarded $5,000 to be used towards dormitory upgrades at the Tyler County 4-H camp, Tyler County Family Resource Network was awarded $5,000 to be used towards the Back to School Fair, Wetzel County Emergency Ambulance Authority was awarded $5,000 to be used towards replacement of equipment destroyed by the flood, and Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center Inc. was awarded $1,700 to be used towards office equipment and materials for abuse/prevention campaign.

Brandi Murray accepts this check from Cindy Perring to be used towards the Tyler/Wetzel Child Advocacy Center.

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley oversees the grant making process of the trust, while Wesbanco Bank, Inc. serves as Trustee and Investment Advisor.

Grants and gifts made from the trust are determined by an advisory committee comprised of stakeholders and advisers. This structure enables input from the community and encourages strategic use of available resources.

Members of the advisory committee include Cindy Perring of Wesbanco Trust and Investment Services, Linda Henricksen, Dr. Ralph Boone, Tammi Bowers and Judy Yeager.

Grant applications for the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust will be accepted on an annual basis. Interested applicants can learn more at “http://www.cfov.org/grants”>www.cfov.org/grants or by calling CFOV at 304-242-3144.

(From left to right) Eric Peters, Linda Leasure, Linda Henricksen and Cindy Perring display a check presented to the Sistersville Lions Club.