North Vernon receives $50,000 in gifts for shelter house

North Vernon Mayor Mike Ochs has announced that a local business person and another benefactor have contributed $25,000 each to the Jennings County United Way. The mayor says that the $50,000 will go towards the rebuilding of the “Farmers Market” shelter house at the North Vernon City Park. He says that the gifts were made anonymously through a local attorney that transferred the money to the local United Way office.

Mayor Ochs says that when the attorney was asked why the large contributions were made, the response was that the two persons “wished to anonymously indicate their pleasure with the recent advances of the city of North Vernon.”