Penny Power Grants Awarded

 Twenty Penny Power grants were approved for the third cycle of 2013. A total of $8,515.00 was granted to the following groups/organizations:

• GPS Ministries – $450 for office supplies/furniture for new facility
• Liberty Kidz Pack Program – $450 to help feed hungry kids
• Blessings in a Backpack/Ellington School – $450 to help feed hungry kids
• Quincy Area Christian School – $250 for student planners
• D.A.R.E. Program – $500 to promote safe, drug-free activities for kids
• T.T.T. Society of Mt. Sterling – $375 for Adopt-a-Family book program
• Camp Point Fire Department – $350 for fire safety awareness
• Seymour Elementary School – $300 for classroom tables, $200 for iPad, $200 for Hovercam Solo 5
• Southeastern Elementary School – $400 for Math/Science common core supplies
• St. Dominic School – $350 for Apple iPad 2
• St. Peters Lutheran Church of Lost Prairie – $500 for handicapped access project
• Faith Community Nursing Network – $800 for faith-based community nursing network
• Big Brothers/Big Sisters of West Central IL – $500 to match a child with a sponsor
• Muddy River Opera Company – $400 to assist with production costs of kids opera
• Living Faith United Methodist Church – $400 CUSD #337 Back to School Fair
• Transitions of Western IL – $690 to purchase a Welch-Allyn hearing screener
• Blessed Sacrament Catholic School – $450 Writer’s Workshop supply bins
• Golden Good Shepherd Home Ladies Auxiliary – $500 for landscaping at nursing home

Penny Power is funded by participating members of Adams Electric Cooperative who have their electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar. The funds are used to provide assistance to community betterment projects. The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is October 7, 2013. Contact Bill Stalder at (800) 232-4797 or visit to request an application.

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