Penny Power Grants Awarded

Twenty-three new applications for Penny Power grants were received by the July 7, 2014 deadline. Twenty of these applications were reviewed by the grant review committee on Tuesday, July 22. The other three requests for $300 or less were reviewed by Jim Thompson.
Twenty-two grants were approved and one was tabled. A total of $9,859.84 was granted to the following groups/organizations:
• Faith Lutheran Church – $200 for heavy duty clothing racks
• Greater West Central Public Library District – $300 for Story Hour program
• Quincy Early Childhood Center – $250 for Pre-K language and literacy materials
• Payson-Seymour Schools (3) – $400 for classroom tables (elem.), $250 for iPad (Kindergarten), and $400 for camera lens (high school)
• Big Brothers/Big Sisters of West Central IL – $500 for mentoring relationships for children
• T.T.T. Society of Mt. Sterling – $375 for books for needy children
• American Red Cross, Adams County Chapter – $1,000 for youth education program
• St. Mary School (2) – $450 for Reading Recovery Books and $350 for Pre-K play kitchen and cubbies
• United Way of Adams County – $700 for meal packing program
• Central Panther Baseball – $500 toward upgrades to batting cage
• Quincy Christian School – $250 for student planners
• Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex – $400 for pool supplies and upgrades
• Friends of the Trails – $400 toward two small bridges on Bill Klingner Trail
• Unity High School Softball – $400 toward replacing surface on ball field
• Central-Southeastern Wrestling Task Force – $500 toward wrestling room project
• Transitions of Western IL – $550 toward lift chair
• Central Adams Fire Dept. – $500 for fire safety awareness program
• Golden American Legion Post 801 – $684.84 for ceremonial bugle, belts, scarves, and gloves
• Quincy High School Football Boosters – $500 toward cost of new jerseys for freshman/sophomore program

The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is October 6, 2014.
With this latest round of grants, the amount of Penny Power funds to date totals $308,517.53!

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