This article was originally published in the Julesburg Advocate on July 21, 2023 and was recreated with permission.

The Lois Zorn & Lawrence L. Lowery Fund recently named the Hippodrome Arts Centre as its inaugural beneficiary. The donation will fund additional signage needed at the Hippodrome complex.

Terry Hinde, local artiste extraordinaire, designed and built the two new signs for the office and the ETC Building. They conform to the existing replica “Hippodrome Theatre” sign that Hinde originally built several years ago.

The Lois Zorn & Lawrence L. Lowery Fund was formed to assist local nonprofit organizations and community projects for the betterment of Julesburg and Sedgwick County. It is only fitting the first charitable recipient be the Hippodrome Arts Centre. P.J. Zorn purchased the Hippodrome Arts Centre, and the Zorn family operated it from 1923 – 1973.

Other charitable funds at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado that were established and are granting to organizations in Sedgwick County include the Brown and Blochowitz Education Fund, JHS Class of 1971 Memorial Fund, Julesburg Lions Club Fund, Vic and Jeana Johnson/SedgCo EMS Fund, Larry Perez JHS Lions Education Fund, Sedgwick Lions Education Fund, and the Elizabeth K. Zorn Fund.

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado manages a variety of charitable funds, helping donors make an impact on the lives of people from Northern Colorado and the Eastern Plains. To contribute to existing funds, visit Donors can establish a new charitable fund by contacting the Community Foundation at (970) 224-3462 or

About the Eastern Colorado Community Fund
The Eastern Colorado Community Fund, established in 2015, is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.

About the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, a nonprofit, public foundation established in 1975, is working for the benefit of charitable causes and organizations in Northern and Eastern Colorado. It manages more than 600 individual funds and over $180 million in assets. The Foundation plays a unique leadership role by bringing people and resources together around important local issues. More than 85 nonprofit organizations have their endowments housed with the Community Foundation, and the Foundation manages hundreds of donor advised funds for individuals and businesses.

Pictured above in front of the Hippodrome Office sign are Vic Johnson (Sedgwick Co ECCF advisor), Terry Hinde (sign designer), Larry Lowery, and John Chapdelaine (ECCF Director)