Penny Power Passes $250,000

PPQuincyArtCenter_smARTKidsProgram_0213RGBAdams Electric Cooperative’s Penny Power Grant Review Committee approved twenty grants for the first quarter of 2013 totaling $9,415.00. This amount brings the grand total of Penny Power grants to $255,828.09. The following groups/organizations received a grant:

•  Quincy Area Partnership for Unmet Needs – $200 for poverty simulation training

•  Boy Scouts of America, Troop 32 – $100 for merit badge book and resource book library

•  Monroe Elementary School – $200 for books for students struggling with reading

•  Payson Elementary School – $575 for hover cam and projector

•  Brown County High School Softball – $200 toward storage shed for girls softball program

•  St. Dominic School – $300 for laptop computer

•  Central Elementary School – $400 for books of various reading levels

•  Southeastern High School – $700 for calculators

•  Quincy Art Center – $250 for Art Mentor program

•  Camp Point Fire Protection District – $550 toward kitchen and meeting room renovations

•  Greenfield Elementary School – $650 for ipad Minis

•  Adams County Ambulance & EMS – $750 for CPR training manikins

•  St. Francis School – $700 for ipad, projector and Apple TV for classroom

•  Community Foundation of the Quincy Area – $650 for computer and portable scanner

•  Great River Recovery Resources – $790 for training in trauma-informed care

•  Friends of the Log Cabins – $550 for Clat Adams log cabin restoration

•  Central Middle School – $700 toward purchase of Kindle Fires

•  Quincy Symphony Orchestra Assoc. – $650 for choral risers

•  Village of Golden – $500 toward new playground equipment for Golden Community Park

The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is April 1, 2013. For more information, contact Bill Stalder at (217) 593-7701.

*A grant of $500 awarded to First United Methodist Church in Rushville for the Snacks for Students program at Washington and Webster Elementary Schools was declined after the program received a large anonymous donation. The program directors thought the money could be used elsewhere. The funds were returned and will be available in April.

Photo: Art Mentor Pat Kuhn along with students at Dewey School reveal their recent project through the Quincy Art Center’s smART Kids Art Mentor program. The program, which provides art instruction to students in all Quincy Public Elementary Schools, received a Penny Power grant this cycle.

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