Tiffin Community Foundation

$25,000 playground projected completed at Tiffin YMCA

Lowe’s, community groups provided labor, funding for project

TIFFIN, OHIO – Sept. 15, 2020 – A brand new playground recently was completed at the Tiffin Community YMCA Recreation Center. The $25,000 project was funded by the Lowe’s Heroes program, the Tiffin Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council grant and the Gillmor Charitable Foundation through Old Fort Banking Company.

Following a search by leadership of the Tiffin Lowe’s for a community project that could be supported by the 2019 Lowe’s Heroes program, YMCA staff worked together with Lowe’s partners to design and complete the project with much of the materials coming from Lowe’s.

The mulch for the playground came from local company Roppe Rubber through the recycled rubber mulch company Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch, which was funded through Tiffin Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council and the Gillmor Charitable Foundation through Old Fort Banking Co. The Tiffin Columbian Football Team provided volunteer labor to install and spread the mulch. Webster Industries also provided the use of its equipment during the project.

Buster Ardner, CEO of the Bucyrus-Tiffin YMCA, said, “Completing this project was truly a community effort. We’re grateful to have the generous support of local businesses and organizations.”

Tiffin Lowe’s Manager Steven Thom said, “We were happy to be able to support this project in the Tiffin community and we’re looking forward to finding other ways to be involved in the community in the future.”

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at http://www.tiffinseneca.org.

2019 TSEP Award Winners

The TSEP Awards are presented each year at the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership Annual Meeting to recognize businesses and individuals in the Tiffin and Seneca County community. Not every award is given each year, only when the Membership & Events Committee and/or the president or chairperson deem a company or individual deserving of the particular recognition.

This year’s meeting was March 7, 2019 and the following six awards were presented. Click the links below for additional information and a video about each award winner.

Summer food for kids

Press release provided by Tiffin-Seneca Public Library:

TSPL logoSeneca County Community Council has partnered with local organizations to provide food for local children throughout the summer. Tiffin YMCA, Tiffin’s Salvation Army, Community Task Force, the Allen Eiry Center, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library have been working together to continue the YMCA’s bagged food program already in place at Tiffin City Schools.

The YMCA has received grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Marathon Foundation and the Tiffin Community Foundation’s White Fund to provide food weekly to children, ages 3 to 15 years old. Starting June 3 through September 3 five sites will hand out food every Friday at 3:30 to 5:00 pm; those sites include the YMCA, the Salvation Army, the Allen Eiry Center, Faith United Methodist Church and Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. The First Presbyterian Church will hand out food every Saturday at 9:00 to 10:30 am.

Other community members and organizations have stepped forward to provide additional resources during the thirteen-week period. Tiffin’s Altrusa Club will also be giving away books and the Library will host crafts or activities during some of the pickup dates.

Participants must be registered to receive food. Registration forms can be found at the Library, the YMCA, the Salvation Army, the Allen Eiry Center and Tiffin-Seneca United Way.

The group hopes to continue the program next summer and will accept donations to the Tiffin YMCA for the summer food fund. For more information or to volunteer for the program, please call Debby Roszman at 419-447-3751 or email roszmade@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.