Williamston couple’s charity helps children locally, in Haiti

Tucked into one of Williamston’s neighborhoods, the Monette house greets you with a large chalk drawing on the driveway and a wall of paint tubes in the garage. Barbara and Dean Monette said they have always loved children, whether it be teaching or simply helping the neighbor kids with painting which started with their own children. To channel that love, the couple created The Monette Children’s Enrichment Fund. The fund became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit about a year ago but the Monette’s have been raising money for about four years. The fund is for promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs in local schools as well as in Haiti.

Clinton County Prepares For 20th Annual Relay For Life

By Jonathon Chun
Clinton County Chatter

On May 15, Clinton County will walk, run and have fun as they celebrate those who have fought cancer, remember those lost their lives it, and take action against the deadly disease. The Relay For Life of Clinton County will be held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in St. Johns. Since 1985, Relay For Life has raised over $3 billion for cancer studies, and more than 5,000 communities host the event every year, according to the American Cancer Society. This will mark the 20th year that Clinton County has hosted the event.

Mason 150 Anniversary Committee needs funds for celebration activities in 2015

By Amanda Cowherd
Mason Times staff writer

The Mason 150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary Committee only has $40 in the treasury to spend on its 150 anniversary activities. Fundraising during the rest of 2014 is essential to have events and merchandise in 2015. When the committee was formed in fall 2012, people were assigned tasks, such as managing the Mason 150 Tree Legacy Project, organizing the Mason 150 Club or creating a souvenir journal. Mason Councilmember Marlon Brown, chairperson of the committee, sent out a press release encouraging people to donate or become involved in these projects. The Mason 150 Club is a fundraiser sponsored by the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce.