ELK HORN — Marne Elk Horn ended 2019 the best way it knew how: contributing funds to help the many communities they serve. A total of $24,750 was donated to five area public libraries and 15 area fire or fire and rescue departments. Donations ranged from $750 to $2,000.

“The board and our staff value what our libraries and fire & rescue departments do for our communities. They educate us, help us and keep us safe. This is one small way we can say thank you,” said Janell Hansen, CEO and General Manager at Marne Elk Horn.

Marne Elk Horn strives to give back to the people and organizations that work to keep Avoca, Brayton, Elk Horn, Exira, Kimballton, Marne, McClelland, Minden, Neola, Persia, Shelby, Underwood, and Walnut vibrant and strong.

According to Hansen, Marne Elk Horn has been making these year-end donations for many years. City budgets are often tight, so organizations normally have immediate plans for the funds. As such, the contributions are met with excitement about what will be possible.

Hansen said, “Together we serve the needs of our residents in all our communities. Working together we can make a difference.”