Sitzler Fund helped 27 Holton families over holidays
A total of 27 Holton families received assistance with their city utility bills during the holiday season, thanks to an annual disbursement from a city-administered fund established more than a century ago.
Holton City Clerk Teresa Riley said a total of $2,400 was distributed to those families from the Sitzler Fund, up from last year’s disbursement of little more than $1,000.
The fund, which is currently administered by Holton City Attorney Dennis White, was established in 1912 by the estate of Holton resident Louise Sitzler, who gave the city a sizable donation to be used to help “the poor” after her death that year. White estimated the original donation to be somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000.
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