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Local youth center receives $30,000 from Dekko

August 4, 2011

A surprised Jeff Wike, at right, director of the Center for Whitley County Youth in Columbia City, reacts to the gift of $30,000 from the Dekko Foundation Tuesday.

COLUMBIA CITY – It was a quiet entry for a $30,000 surprise Tuesday for the Center for Whitley County Youth – but the message got across loud and clear.
Five non-profit organizations dedicated to children and young people’s development – including the Center for Whitley County Youth – got a noisy surprise visit and $30,000 grants yesterday from the Dekko Foundation.
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