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Ora Eggers Endowment for Senior Citizens

Ora Eggers
Ora Eggers

Year Founded

Neil, Ivan, Kevin, and Nancy McCammack

Purpose of Fund
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to provide financial support for senior citizen support, programming, and services as currently administered by the Putnam County Council on Aging and Aged (the Senior Center), Putnam County, Indiana a not-for-profit agency under IRS Code section 501 (c)(3).

History of Fund
Ora Eggers lived to the age of 90 years, 4 months and 15 days. Ora was a good hearted man who never met a stranger and spent his life doing the things he most enjoyed. He loved his family, gardening, Bobby Knight's IU basketball, spending time with people, and making fudge.

After retiring from Lone Star Industries, Ora began volunteering at the Greencastle Senior Center. He helped with the Meals on Wheels Program and delivered meals to people in Roachdale and Bainbridge for many years. The people he delivered to always looked forward to seeing him, and he really enjoyed spending time with them. For many years, Ora ate his lunch at the Senior Center. Even when he could no longer drive, he remained determined to be at the Center and would use the Senior Center's van service.

Ora started making fudge, both peanut butter and chocolate, back in the early 80's. He would give it out to friends and others at the Senior Center. One day, the Center Director suggested to Ora that he should start selling his candy. The Greencastle Senior Center set up a place for him to sell his candy. He even branched out and sold it at some local festivals and the Coin Club meetings. From then on and over the years, he became known as the Grandpa's Fudge Man. He made fudge for the Center until the day he died.

The Senior Center was a very important part of Ora’s life. He made countless friends and touched the lives of many.

Grant History
2010    $915.13
2011    $989.70
2012    $1,028.17
2013    $1,091.56

2014    $1,126.70

2015    $1,172.62

2016    $1,205.78

2017    $1,194.80
Total    $8,724.46

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