Fund Purpose Provides scholarship support to graduating seniors of Lanesville High School.
Fund Story Very dedicated members of their community, Pete and Joan Schickel of Lanesville established their scholarship fund in 2005 with the Harrison County Community Foundation. The Peter J. and Joan T. Schickel Scholarship Fund will provide scholarship support to graduating seniors of Lanesville High School. Pete is a founding board member of the Foundation.
Joan graduated from Morgan Township High School in 1943. Pete graduated from Lanesville High School in 1941. They were married in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Bradford on June 6, 1946. They are active members of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville. They have five children and 10 grandchildren. All five of their children graduated from Lanesville High School and their son, Robert, is currently Vice President of the Lanesville Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.
Pete has been a very active citizen of Harrison County, serving in areas such as Treasurer of the Lanesville Community School Building Corporation since 1951 and the Harrison County Hospital Foundation since its inception in 1983. He served on the Harrison County Council from 1958 to 1988, served as director of First Federal Savings and Loan Association (First Federal Bank) (First Harrison Bank) from 1963-1995 and has also served on the board of directors for the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Harrison County Farm Bureau with local and state legislators since 1974.
Joan served as Secretary of the Harrison County School Reorganization Committee from July 1963 to 1990. She served on the Lanesville Community School Corporation Board of Trustees for 10 years. Joan is currently Farm Woman Leader for Franklin Township Farm Bureau. Pete and Joan are chartered members of Lanesville Heritage Weekend, Inc. since its beginning in 1976 and the Franklin Township Athletic Club since its inception in 1949. After earning her way to the Indiana State Farm Bureau speaking contest four times, Joan won first in 1967. The title of the speech was “You Make The Difference”.
The Schickels operated a family egg business from 1946 to 1988. Farm Fresh Quality Eggs were produced and packed daily on the Peter J. Schickel Egg Farm near Lanesville. Eggs were delivered to the ultimate consumer on Tuesdays and Fridays weekly.
Community service is part of the criteria to obtain the scholarship. "We think that is our purpose on earth to serve, we need to help those in need, those less fortunate," said Joan. "We are especially interested in young folks, they are our future. We figure if they get a good start and are sent in the right direction, then we are working toward a better community."
Scholarship Recipients: 2006: Jessica Schmelz, Craig Barnickle 2007: Erin Harbeson, Katherine Bleecker 2008: Cody Hussung, Nicole Melton 2009: Collin Pursell, Sara Schmelz 2010: Jacob Gayheart Boone, Faith Johnston 2011: Gregory Lieber, Gregory Best, Karen Green 2012: Vanessa Rainbolt, Benjamin Baumgart, Amber Parsons, Sloane Pursell 2013: Olivia Bays, Emma Bays, Nolan Berkley, Caryn Eisert, Kendra Smith 2014: Jack Ferree, Kyle Rottet, Abby Bell, Mackenzie Johnson, Hannah Conder 2015: Olivia Cook, Bailey Kaake, Annabelle Parsons, Gabe Sronce, Hailey Turner 2016: Katherine Winstead, Luke Beach, Noah Boone, Kimberly Simler, Conner Smith, Luke Walker 2017: Madison Lindsay, Jillian Moran, Sareena Mum, Evan Peele, Elijah Wilkin 2018: Riley Cook, Olivia Johnson, Hailee Parsons, Hailey Reas, Baron West 2019: Elizabeth Combs, Jessica A. Smith, Emilynn Taylor, Morgan Watson, Macie Witt Haley
Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is committed to being a resource to help address the needs as they arise in our community resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The
HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide flexible resources to our nonprofit organizations serving Harrison County residents as they address immediate and long-term needs. HCCF will serve as a
partner in the effort.
If you would like to join us in helping meet the need, you are invited to make a gift to the HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund. Gifts may be made online at hccfindiana.org or by mailing a
check to HCCF, PO Box 279, Corydon, IN 47112. Make checks payable to HCCF with "COVID-19 Relief Fund" noted.
The Harrison County Community Foundation is a public foundation supported by donations from individuals and businesses. Its mission is to inspire and assist everyone to experience
philanthropy, producing positive and sustainable growth in Harrison County.