A community project fund that provides support for Old Settlers’ Festival in Columbia City. The Old Settlers Day committee estimate over the years they have reinvested in excess of $750,000 from Old Settlers Days proceeds back into our community.
In 2022, the TROY school was one recipient of these funds. The Old Settlers Committee recently donated $2,500.00 to TROY School. TROY School is a private, accredited alternative school that is not affiliated with any school corporation and is operated by their own board of directors as a not-for-profit organization. TROY School offers a safe, supportive learning environment for students who have not found success in a traditional classroom setting and provides their students with the skills and education they need to become productive citizens in our community. TROY School serves approximately 50-55 students in grades 6-12 each year. TROY school also provides transportation to and from school every day for majority of their students and offers mental health counseling to all students, with a counselor on staff.