Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Decorating Contest Winners

Congratulations to all winners in the Civic Club's Christmas Decorating Contest. The Hartford Civic Club wishes you and your family a very merry Christmas!

City's Best

Becky Tindell - 602 W. Burch

Christmas Elegance

J.J. and Tammy Hughes - 201 W. Burch

Down Home Christmas

Johnny and Kathy Howell - 403 Park Ave.

Santa's Favorite

Nancy Isaak - 506 Ave. E

Best Doorway

Barbara Howell - 500 Lily St.

Christmas with a Twist

Hilson residence - 328 Spann St.

Best Business

First National Bank of Hartford

Honorable Mentions 

Paul Spivey - 207 W. Main

Jeff and Nina Brannon - 500 W. Roehlig

Willie and Rosie Darden - 200 Williams Circle

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Pumpkin People are coming!

It's once again time for the Pumpkin People Contest! Enter for your chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd Overall, "Most Amusing" or "Best Business Theme"! Final date for set up is Oct. 24 with judging on Oct. 25. Click here for entry form.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Civic Club receives $2,500 donation from Monsanto

Hartford Civic Club president Stacy Hatcher, Cary Hatcher, and Susan and Gerald Brannon, nominating farmer, with $2,500 check from America's Farmers Grow Communities sponsored by Monsanto.

The Hartford Civic Club has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Gerald Brannon of Geneva County. The donation will help the organization provide educational enrichment for students in Hartford’s schools through purchase of equipment for the science lab and vocational agriculture department. Additional funds will be awarded to the McGregor-McKinney Public Library in Hartford for the purchase of new children’s books.
The majority of the donation will be awarded to the GCHS Science and Agriculture Departments:  Ian Campbell, Vocational Agriculture instructor at GCHS; Stacy Hatcher, Civic Club president; Henry Brooks, science instructor; and Kevin LeSueur, principal. 
“With tight budgets for Geneva County’s rural school systems, this donation will give the Hartford Civic Club the opportunity to provide our students with tools and equipment to give hands-on instruction that will supplement their educational future,” said Stacy Hatcher, Civic Club president. “Because of the association with Monsanto’s ‘America’s Farmers Grow Communities,’ we wanted to utilize the funds for science/agriculture enrichment of our community.”
“When I received the call about nominating a charity for this donation, immediately thought of the Civic Club,” said Gerald Brannon. “They do so much for our community and schools, and I knew they would find the right project to support.”
“The Civic Club is very thankful to Mr. Brannon for recommending the Civic Club for this honor,” said Hatcher, “and to Monsanto for their dedication to rural communities. Our motto is ‘Where community and service come together,’ and this generous donation will certainly help to grow our community.”
For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit to learn more.
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About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at