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2011 Phil’s on Phire Youth Pod Retreat

Seven members of the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s LIFE Youth Pod and two adult chaperones participated recently in a major youth philanthropy retreat at Ramsey Farms near rural Mount Ayr, Iowa. The “Phil’s on Phire” Retreat was sponsored by the Dekko Foundation and through a variety of entertaining and educational programs introduced participants to a wide range of exciting community service ideas to better serve local community needs. Pictured clockwise beginning at the top of the photo is Makai Gingerich of Westview Middle School, Prairie Heights High School junior Bethany Foley, Haley Bock of Lakeland Middle School, Lakeland High School sophomore Sam Miller, Danielle Gingerich, LIFE volunteer parent chaperone from Shipshewana, Lakeland High School senior Jacob Rigelman, and Laney Kratz; LCCF Youth Development Intern and LIFE Navigator. Not pictured are LIFE members Colton Strawser, a junior at Lakeland High School, and Marissa Richardson, a sophomore at Prairie Heights High School. Both served in an organizational capacity at the retreat as members of the Dekko Foundation’s Phish Youth Pod.