Miami County Project Spotlight 2024 Nominations

IN Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands, waters, and wildlife.

Funds received will be used to assist DNR staff and projects at Mississinewa Lake.

Junior Achievement serving Miami County

Junior Achievement aims to teach young people about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship by connecting local volunteers to teach our curriculum in the local schools. We have specialized material for each grade level, with each year building on the prior. This comes at little to no cost to the schools so without the communities help this would not be possible.

Lighthouse of Bunker Hill

Serves youth grades 6-12 with food, activities, tutoring, and Christ-centered life lessons. Meets every Wednesday and other days according to planned events.

Peru Circus Festival Band inc.

The Peru Circus Band is a great organization that is made up of members from Peru and surrounding communities. For over 60 years it has accompanied the Peru Amateur Circus, providing live music for all home circus performances. They also perform free concerts throughout the summer in Peru, and other communities. Members range in experience from beginners to professional players, and vary in age from middle school to senior citizens. It provides a wonderful opportunity for young musicians to learn from more experienced players, gain confidence in their ability and skills, and provide an outlet for their talent. They are a nonprofit organization that is 100% donor funded, and each year they purchase music, licensing, and equipment (instruments, stands, microphones and sound equipment, etc.) in order to continue doing what they love, as well as maintaining their property and keeping up with utilities. On top of regular expenses they also provide annual scholarships for young band members.

Pipe Creek Twp. Vol. Fire Dept.

The Pipe Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department (PCTVFD) has been Bunker Hill, Indiana’s guardian against fire and emergencies since 1949. We’re a team of dedicated volunteers committed to safeguarding nearly 9,500 residents across an 85-square-mile area.

Their service area extends beyond Pipe Creek Township. They also protect the communities of: Clay Township, Deer Creek Township, Washington Township, and the town of Bunker Hill.

Their mission is clear: protect and preserve life and property throughout our jurisdiction.  They answer calls for fire emergencies, but that’s not all. We also respond to incidents at: Grissom Air Force Reserve, Base (non-military areas), and Miami Correctional Facility.

PCTVFD is built on a foundation of community service.

Scratching Post Cat Rescue

They rescue and rehome stray, injured or pregnant cats. The only facility in Miami Count that accepts cats. They are run strictly on donations and take care of stray and surrendered cats . They are a no kill facility. They also help the community with transportation to low cost spay and neuter clinics.