The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County is excited to announce the hiring of Meghan Stritar as its new Marketing and Events Manager.
Meghan will coordinate and host events like the McCloud Honeybee Fest, the Fall Colors Run, Maple Syrup Days, and the Native Plant Sale for the Parks Foundation. She will also work to secure sponsorships and donations to be used for improvements to McCloud Nature Park, Sodalis Nature Park, and the western portion of the Vandalia Trail.
The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County serves as the not-for-profit fundraising partner for Hendricks County Parks and Recreation.
Meghan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. She spent many years running park programs and special events, including day camps, Teen Battle of the Bands, sports leagues, and more.
Meghan worked for Hendricks County Parks and Recreation from 2015-16, handling their communications and marketing.
In 2016, after leaving Hendricks County Parks and Recreation, Meghan won a $500 prize in a photo contest hosted by the National Recreation and Park Association with a selfie of her and one of her daughters at a parks event. She then donated her entire prize to be used for Hendricks County Parks and Recreation programming.
Meghan formerly served as a board member for Family Promise of Hendricks County, and she publishes an online resource for local parents called Macaroni Kid Hendricks. She and her husband have two daughters who participate in parks programs on a very regular basis.