On Monday night at Pin Oak Lodge the South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) awarded 28 grants to local organizations totaling $111,980.19.
All the SCICF board members were present along with SCICF Executive Director Diane Ross. Representatives of each organization who received a grant came up and spoke briefly about what they were going to use the grant money for.
A majority of the grant money awarded by SCICF Monday night is from the Lucas County Granting Fund. A total of $6,000 came from the Lucas County Endowment Fund.
The groups who were awarded grants along with the amount each one was awarded and what they plan to do with the money areas follows:
Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street-$250-for Dazzle Fest costumes
Lucas County Fair Association-$10,000 pledge to erect a roof over the outdoor arena at the Lucas County Fairgrounds
City of Chariton-$2,000 to expand the disc golf course at Northwest Park
Lucas County Inter-Church Council-$2,156 to remove and replace the building siding
Jericho Hills Camp (General Council of Christian Union Church)-$1,300 to purchase commercial ice machine
John L. Lewis Commission Inc.-$9,000 to repair the roof at the John L. Lewis Mining and Labor Museum in Lucas
Friends of the Chariton Airport-$4,000 to replace the heating and cooling systems
Read the April 19, 2018 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.