Charity Donations

At the end of the day, Tour de Corn is about helping people.

Thank you, cyclists and sponsors, for helping make these contributions possible.

2016 Recipients COMING SOON

 
2015 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Park Board
East Prairie Park Board President, Gary Davis, is shown receiving a donation from TdC to be used during spring 2016 youth league baseball and t-ball. 
2015 Charity Recipient - Flame of Hope Food Pantry
The Flame of Hope Food Pantry was among the 2015 recipients. Accepting the check is Sonny Allen and Ann Emory. 
2015 Charity Recipient - East Prairie High School FFA
Chris Dempsey is shown receiving a check on behalf of East Prairie High School FFA. 
2015 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Ministerial Alliance
Representatives from the East Prairie Ministerial Alliance are shown with their charity donation. Left to right: Mark Helton, Dawn Childers and Jason Evans. 
2015 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Volunteer Fire Department
The East Prairie Volunteer Fire Department was a recipient in 2015. Shown accepting the check is Colin Grissom, Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson and Josh Maldanado. 
2015 Charity Recipient - Autism Support Group
Amanda Wolford accepting a check on behalf of the Autism Support Group. 
2015 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Senior Citizen Nutrition Center
Tracy Mickel and Sari Kersey are shown receiving a donation on behalf of the East Prairie Senior Citizen Nutrition Center 
2014 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Park Board
The Tour de Corn committee is shown presenting a check to the president of
the East Prairie Park Board. 
2014 Charity Recipient - Susanna Wesley's Domestic Violence Shelter in East Prairie
 
2014 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Volunteer Fire Department
For the purchase of leather boots. 
2014 Charity Recipient - The Flame Food Pantry in East Prairie
 
2014 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Ministerial Alliance
 
2014 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Nutrition and Senior Center
 
2013 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Volunteer Fire Department
Silvey Barker, Coordinator of Tour de Corn, is shown presenting a donation to the East Prairie volunteer fire department to be used for upgrading equipment. 
2013 Charity Recipient - The Flame of Hope Food Pantry
The Flame of Hope Food Pantry was another recipient of Tour de Corn's charity donations. Shown left to right are: Pat Helms, TdC committee member and registration chairperson; Ann Emory, Anna Anderson, Sue Colson, Violet Belvin, Colitha Marshall and Bill Marshall representing the food pantry; and Cyndi Norton, TdC committee member. 
2013 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Nutrition Center
Tour de Corn committee members recently presented the East Prairie Nutrition Center a donation check in the amount of $4,000.00. Sari Kersey, Director of the East Prairie Nutrition Center, is shown accepting the check from Tour de Corn members, Bill and Janice Brewer, Monty and James Furlong, Pat Helms, Jane Bryant and Cyndi Norton. 
2013 Charity Recipient - St. Jude's Research Hospital
Members of the Morgan family are shown accepting the check for St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Left to right are: Jane Bryant, TdC committee member and rest stop chairperson; Jake Morgan, Luke Morgan, Jessica Morgan, Angie Morgan and Pat Helms, TdC registration chairperson. 
2013 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Park Board
Tour de Corn committee members are shown presenting a check to the East Prairie Park Board for park improvements. Left to right are: Bill Brewer, TdC committee member; Gary Davis and Gary Thornbrough, park board members; and James Furlong, TdC committee member and Maps chairperson. 
2013 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Ministerial Alliance
Tour de Corn board members, Janice Brewer and Monty Furlong (packet chairperson), are shown presenting a donation to the East Prairie Ministerial Alliance to be used for acts of benevolence. Accepting the check on behalf of the ministerial alliance is Pastor Jim Moore. 
2013 Charity Recipient - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Lawson Thresher is pictured receiving a $1,000.00 check from Tour de Corn on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each year, Tour de Corn contributes to charities that benefit children. Other children's charities that have benefitted from TdC include Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston, St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis and Shriners Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Shown left to right: Monty Furlong (TdC member), Leslie Thresher, Lawson Thresher and Pat Helms (TdC member). Tour de Corn committee members not pictured are Bill Brewer, Janice Brewer, James Furlong, Sam Barker and Silvey Barker. 
2013 Charity Recipient - The Flame Food Pantry
Tour de Corn committee members are shown presenting a check for to The Flame
Food Pantry in East Prairie. 
2013 Charity Recipient - Mitchell Memorial Library
Tour de Corn renovated the children's room at the Mitchell Memorial Library, a branch of the Mississippi County Library. The room was painted, hand painted murals were added and new books were purchased with donations from Tour de Corn. The library board of directors and Tour de Corn committee members are pictured at the check presentation. 
2013 Charity Recipient - East Prairie Volunteer Fire Department
Another recipient of charity funding went to the East Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. 
2013 Charity Recipient - Kenny Roger’s Children’s Center Staff
Tour de Corn committee members proudly presented a check to the staff of Kenny Roger's Children's Center in Sikeston to help fund their great work. The Kenny Rogers Children's Center provides superior therapy services to the children throughout Southeast Missouri at no charge to the families. Currently, they serve more than 350 children with special needs from birth through 21 years of age. 


2014 Charity Donations - National

St. Louis Shriners Children's Hospital
Shriner's Hospital for Children, St. Louis
St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis
2014 Charity Donations - Local

East Prairie High School F.F.A.
East Prairie Backpack for Kids

Additional Years: Local Charities

  • 2012: East Prairie Senior Citizen Nutrition Center
  • 2011: East Prairie Senior Citizen Nutrition Center
  • 2010: East Prairie Senior Citizen Nutrition Center
  • 2009: East Prairie Senior Citizen Nutrition Center & The Flame Food Pantry

Additional Years: National Charities

  • 2012: St. Judes Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • 2011: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 2010: St. Louis Shriner's Children's Hospital
  • 2009: Kenny Rogers Children Center
  • 2008: St. Judes Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • 2007: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and East Prairie Nutrition Center
  • 2006: St. Louis Shriner's Children's Hospital
  • 2005: Kenny Rogers Children Center
  • 2004: St. Judes Research Hospital
  • 2003: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 2002: St. Louis Shriner's Children's Hospital
 

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