MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – This month a judge could hear the case of a trust fund established by the founder of the now-closed Enchanted World Doll Museum, a castle-like building across from the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
The museum’s board wants to give about $250,000 in trust fund money to the United Federation of Doll Clubs, which operates a doll museum in Kansas City, Mo.
Dennis Padrnos, a Mitchell lawyer who represents the museum board, said CorTrust Bank – which manages the trust fund – wants to give the money to the South Dakota Community Foundation’s Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund.
The trust fund was set up by the late Eunice Thomas Reese, who founded the museum with her then-husband, Sheldon F. Reese.
Padrnos said Mrs. Reese left instructions about the trust fund.