Christmas comes early to 26 county groups, organizations
Enhance Henry County Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $88,000 to 26 county organizations. The top grant was $15,000 to Main Street Mt. Pleasant for holiday decorations.
Other recipients include:
WACO Community School District: Quiz Bowl Team buzzer system—$1,500
The Rec Center LTD: electronic door openers—$5,750
Mt. Pleasant Music Boosters: percussion equipment—$2,000
Mt. Pleasant Chorale: concert expenses—$1,000
Midwest Old Threshers: upgrade to major buildings—$10,000
Salem Elementary PTA: 4 ELMO TT-02s Teacher’s Tools—$2,500
Healthy Henry County Communities: stock the “Nest” with baby supplies—$2,500
Healthy Henry County Communities: New Iowans Center expenses—$2,500
Healthy Henry County Communities: Wellness Journey programs—$5,000
Dover Historical Society: roof painting—$4,000
City of Wayland Museum: repair roof and interior ceiling—$1,500
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra: Guest Artist-in-Residence project—$1,500
Iowa Wesleyan College: campus lighting system—$10,000
Young House Family Services: in-home services scholarships—$4,000
Winfield Historical Society: military display case—$2,500
Swedish Heritage Society: three new signs—$1,500
The Fellowship Cup: community kitchen—$4,500
Community Action of Southeast Iowa: prescription needs—$3,750
Wayland Economic Development Corporation: building improvements—$6,000
Mt. Pleasant 4th of July Committee: Independence Day Celebration—$1,000
The checks were given to the organizations at a special ceremony at Iowa Wesleyan College on Dec. 20. Besides giving away money at the ceremony, there were also two announcements of the foundation receiving money.
Kiley Miller, Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance executive vice president, announced that the Mt. Pleasant Area Development Commission will be giving a $1,000 contribution to the foundation. This contribution is made possible by an award from the Iowa Area Development Group. Earlier this year, Access Energy Cooperative nominated the commission for the IADG’s silver shovel award, celebrating its 25th anniversary. The commission received the award, which allowed the group to choose a nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 contribution.
For more on this story, see the December 21 issue of the Mt. Pleasant News.