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Grants awarded through LaGrange County REMC Operation Round Up

The LaGrange County REMC Operation Round Up Committee met this spring to make funding decisions for the second quarter applicants.  The committee awarded seven organizations a grant to help them serve people of LaGrange County.

Organizations receiving grants for the second quarter were:

·        The LaGrange County Heritage Initiative received $1,000 to help with banners and signage for the Civil War reenactment that is being planned later this year in LaGrange.

·        Junior Achievement Serving LaGrange County received $1,000 to help fund the “Our Community” program for 2nd graders in various elementary schools throughout the county.

·        Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry received $2,000 to help pay for meat processing. The meat will be distributed to nine soup kitchens, food pantries and youth and senior centers within LaGrange County.

·        The LaGrange County Historical Society will use their grant of $400 to help purchase audio and visual equipment.

·        Wolcottville Youth Sports received a grant of $1,500. The money will be used to replace older sports equipment.

·        Parkview LaGrange Hospital Foundation received a grant of $2,000 in support of the Cole Center Family YMCA satellite facility.

·        LaGrange County Youth Centers (LCYC) received $1,000 to help provide week-long summer day camp programs for county youth.

    Thanks to the generosity of participating members, more than $331,000 has been given to the community through the Operation Round Up program since its inception.