Freedom Foundation thanks supporting businesses

Saturday, November 4, 2017
The Freedom Foundation, founded earlier this year by longtime Aurora resident Clarence Lechner, recognized two Aurora-area businesses for supporting area charities that do not receive strong financial assistance from well-known organizations. Participating organizations raised funds for the foundation by selling the charityís coupon books. In return, Lechner, left, awarded $500 cash to two of those groups. Aurora Agri Center, represented by Jason Hyder, right, was one of the winners, the other going to Thrasher Fence Company. The Freedom Foundation provided funds for hurricane and forest fire relief, as well as help for area charities. Among those supported are Loaves and Fishes and Crosslines in Monett, St. Suzanne Catholic Church Food Center in Mt. vernon, the Tri-County Pregnancy Center and Veteranís Memorial in Aurora, the Smile Center, Kids for Christmas, Christian Service Center and the Ozark Center in Joplin. Contributed photo

The Freedom Foundation, founded earlier this year by longtime Aurora resident Clarence Lechner, recognized two Aurora-area businesses for supporting area charities that do not receive strong financial assistance from well-known organizations.