Fund Purpose Provides support for one-year educational scholarships for graduating high school seniors from South Central High School in Elizabeth who are accepted into and attend a certified vocational training program or a two- or four-year college.
Fund Story In 2007, the Crandall Masonic Lodge 591 created a memorial scholarship fund at the Harrison County Community Foundation. The Crandall Masonic Lodge 591 Josh Beanblossom Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to graduating seniors of South Central Jr.-Sr. High School where Josh Beanblossom was a student. The first of these scholarships was awarded to the Class of 2007.
Joshua J. Beanblossom was a native of Laconia. He was born January 25, 1989, the son of Glenn and Tammy Beanblossom. He had one sister, Felicia. He was actively involved in Harrison County 4-H for 6 years as a member of the Kornfield County Kids 4-H Club. “He was skilled in building beautiful furniture,” said his father. He loved to play video games, go bowling, fishing, and he enjoyed movies and amusement parks.
"Josh was a kind hearted person, that would do anything for anybody,” said his mother. “Josh is missed very much by his family and friends.”
Joshua died November 23, 2005 in an automobile accident at the age of 16.
Crandall Lodge # 591 of Free and Accepted Masons was chartered in 1893 in Crandall. “Freemasonry, being a benevolent, charitable, educational, and religious fraternity, is always striving to make a positive difference in the community and is proud to be able to assist with this scholarship,” said Jeremy Leffler, Master of the Lodge. For more information about Freemasonry in Indiana, visitwww.IndianaFreemasons.com.
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.