Siemer Milling Endowment awards $8,000 to Girl Scouts

Representatives of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recently accepted a grant from Siemer Milling in support of Effingham County Girl Scouts. (Pictured, L-R) Miranda Zerbst, Trish Briggerman, Lindsey Hunger, Diane Siemer and Henry Siemer (Siemer Milling Company), Dawn Quicksall, Tammy Hess, Villie Aappo, Cyndi Anderson, Micah Bolandis

The Siemer Milling Endowment has awarded $8,000 to Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois for support of the Effingham County Girl Scout Leadership Experience and improvements to Camp Wassatoga. Effingham County Chapter of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves 1,000 Girl Scouts, ages 5-17, and adult volunteers.

With this grant, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will improve the quality of programs and experiences offered at Camp Wassatoga, located in Effingham County, through equipment and facility upgrades such as a more accessible dock, additional canoes, and new safety equipment such as an AED. These improvements will allow Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois to expand the programming and leadership experiences offered to the girls and adult volunteers it serves.

The Siemer Milling Company Endowment was established in 2006 for the purpose of providing a permanent source of funding to programs in Effingham County that support the development of young leaders. In 2016, the Siemer Milling Company Endowment awarded $30,000 and to date has awarded $93,800 to nonprofit organizations in Effingham.

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