Green Lake benefits from big estate

The late Lucille Miller

Several non-profit community groups around Green Lake have received a big boost in funding, thanks to a local woman’s estate being settled.

In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spread around to at least eight community entities from the late Lucille Miller of Green Lake.

She passed away in 2011.

The largest bequest to be confirmed went to the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter. It received $120,000 for the expansion and renovation project (see Oct. 24 issue for story).

Next largest is Green Lake’s Federated Church — of which Miller was a member — which received $75,000. Rev. Karen Gygax Rodriguez called it “wonderful news.”

“We received a letter from her estate with the check enclosed,” Gygax Rodriguez said. “I shared the wonderful news with our council at October’s meeting, and we are charged with praying for the discernment of what is the best use of this money and bring our thoughts and ideas to our November meeting.”

She added the gift was a surprise and came with no requested restrictions.

Still, there’s more — with another $75,000 being spread around to six other non-profit entities around the Green Lake community ... Read full details and local reaction, only in the Nov. 7 issue of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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