Mercer Vu Farms Supports Education

From Left to Right: Rick Hissong (Mercer Vu Farms Co-Owner, Operations Manager), Julie Statler (TEF-Treasurer), and Rod Hissong (Merceru Vu Farms Co-Owner, Dairy Manager) present a check to TEF.

Mercersburg, PA: Mercer Vu Farms has been an important part of our local community for many years, and are one of the biggest farms in Franklin County.

Recently, Mercer Vu contributed to the Tuscarora Education Foundation through our EITC program. We are very grateful for their ongoing support of our foundation, and the community!

This year TEF was able to provide a wide variety of grants and scholarships to students enrolled in the Tuscarora School District. Those grants include: “The Science of Flight” (a flight simulator that engages students in the area of physics, mathematics, instrumentation, geography, flight engineering, and aeronautics), a wind turbine through the science and technology curriculum, as well as many other technology, and performance grants.

A bit more information about the EITC program: Tax credits equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year; Can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years; For contributions to Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations a business may receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90% of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $150,000 annually.

Please visit www.tefhome.org for more information about these grant and scholarship opportunities, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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