Community foundation launched the ‘Osmond way

OSMOND — Generally, six or seven residents in a town can get together and start a community foundation, but Osmond folks typically thought of a better way on Saturday, July 7, by inviting folks to Roger and Joyce Tacey’s Hermitage on the Niobrara River.

The Taceys are lifelong Osmond supporters and offered their home to Osmond Venture Resources (OVR) to visit about a resource that more than 250 Nebraska towns already have — a charitable foundation for giving back to their community. The effort started more than a year ago when Richard Walter, a foundation member from Shickley, spoke in Randolph. Kelly Hodson listened to his presentation and wanted to bring Mr. Walter to Osmond to inspire the Osmond community. Walter addressed Osmond residents in May about the shrinking tax base of small towns and the need for residents to seek new ways for creating “Magnetic Communities,” in order to grow


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