Terra students have shared in Amistad’s generosity since 1996. To date, the group has contributed approximately $8,500 to the Amistad Scholarship Endowment Fund at Terra. Fernando Costilla and Ramiro Martínez delivered the most recent contribution of $500 Wednesday.
Bob Valle of Gibsonburg, one of the original members, says the most important thing is that they are able to get together and also help others at the same time. Their fall event begins with a Friday evening campout at Meadowbrook in Bascom, and continues with a Saturday evening dance attended by more than 300 people.
The six couples who started the organization are all from this area and include: Valle and his wife, Amelia; Martínez and his wife, Carol, of Fostoria; Al and Gloria VanCoppenalle of Toledo; Clyde and Dora López of Oregon; and Ramiro and Anita Almaguer and Costilla and his wife, Mary, all of Fremont.
For more information on the College Foundation, contact Sue Babione, Executive Director of the Foundation and Resource Development, at 419-334-8400, ext. 301.