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Oktoberfest 2014 Tickets On Sale Now!


Once again, the 4th annual Oktoberfest fundraiser to raise operating funds for the Morton Community Foundation will be a celebration recognizing the strong character and work ethics of our founding fathers, many of whom were German immigrants.

Please join us on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014, 5:30pm to 10:00pm.  The event is held at the beautiful Wildwood Farms, the home of Kris & Chuck Rinkenberger.  Plan for a night of authentic German food, entertainment, and a live & silent auction. 


Giving Tree Sculpture Debut Announced

We would like to extend an invitation to you for this very special event...

The Morton Community Foundation will host a debut ceremony for its beautiful Giving Tree (it’s an amazing sculpture…21 ft High X 12 Ft Wide) on Thursday, September 4 at 5pm in the new Giving Tree Garden located at the corner of Jefferson and First Streets next to the Morton Community Foundation at 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton.  There will be a brief ceremony and the Giving Tree sculptor, Morgan Elser, will be on hand as well.

Garden and sculpture at the Morton Community Foundation. Throughout our community there are examples of projects and ideas that were planted, watered, and were given time to mature and grow. The leaders that cultivated these ideas knew they may never benefit directly from what they started. They had a vision and a dream and acted on it. They were thinking and planning for the future, for people that would live in Morton in years to come.

The Giving Tree Garden honors this idea by recognizing our many funds, and people that have donated financially to the Morton Community Foundation so the mission and leadership of the MCF can continue. It was paid for by donors – residents that love our community and want to continue to provide shade for future generations.

Look around Morton and you will find other examples of trees that were planted for the future—McClallen Park, Freedom Hall, The Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center, the Morton Public Library, the Morton Pool, Idlewood Arts Pavilion and the Morton Pumpkin Festival.

The Morton Community Foundation invites you to stop by teh Giving Tree Garden and enjoy the view, visit with friends, and sit in its shade.  Is there a tree you would like to plant?  Stop by the office and we can talk about your dream.




Foundation to Host Sweet Shoppe Express at Morton Pumpkin Festival

This year the Morton Community Foundation, in conjunction with the Morton Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the Sweet Shoppe Express food tent here on our property at the corner of 1st and Jefferson Streets.  We will be serving a limited menu of two of the most popular Pumpkin Festival Treats... Pumpkin Ice Cream cups, cones, and quarts, as well as Pumpkin Donuts.  We will also offer bottled water.  


Help us build the Morton Downtown Plaza


Morton Downtown Plaza and Veterans Memorial Donations

Just imagine a new downtown plaza filled with people of all ages enjoying a walk through the Veterans Memorial, a game of chess, or the soothing sounds of rushing water.  Mothers and fathers, enjoying a conversation while their chidren play in a pumpkin patch or climb through a maze of boulders.  A Friday evening concert or a Saturday afternoon play performed in the heart of our downtown district.  It is all within our reach.

Just imagine how you can be a part of building something in Morton and for Morton that will be here for many generations to come.  There is a place for everyone's contribution in the new Morton Downtown Plaza.  Join us!  You may make donations by downloading one of the forms below, and mailing the completed form, along with your check, to the Morton Community Foundation, 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton IL  61550.  Or, you may make an online donation by clicking DONATE NOW.  If you donate online, you can further help by electing to pay the online donation fee so that your entire intended donation came be directed to the fund.

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Donations of any amount for general support of the Morton Downtown Plaza are both appreciated and needed.  Click the button below to make an online donation.