Grant awarded


The Community Foundation of Muscatine County awarded Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Co. for the Young Puppeteers Festival. (West Liberty Community Fund and County Endowment Re-Granting Program) for Remembering Buxton Through Puppets, an interactive puppet performance telling the story of Buxton, Iowa, a coal mining town in southern Iowa. Performances were held in West Liberty, Washington, and Oskaloosa, with more to come.

Pictured in the back from left are: Ethan Anderson, West Liberty City Manager Dave Haugland and WeLead Director Ken Brooks.

Pictured in the front are Niki Nienhaus, Programs Manager at the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, Monica Leo from Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater Company, West Liberty Community Fund Board member Virginia Miehe and Cindy Mays, board member of Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.

The money for this grant came specifically from the West Liberty Community Fund in Action endowment fund. This is from the 2021 award grant cycle.

Leo was presented the grant money at MidWestOne Bank in West Liberty Friday, July 30