The Randy Rich Memorial Basketball Court was the biggest grant recipient from the Silas and Ruth Claypool Foundation grant awards Friday.
The court is now being constructed south of the Nuttall Middle School parking lot. The project received $8,800 from the Claypool Foundation.
Nearly $32,000 in grants were awarded at First National Bank in Oblong Friday. Since it was established in 1991, the Claypool Foundation has distributed more than $700,000 in the county.
The Palestine Community Food Bank got $8,000 to buy food for its growing client base.
"With our economy the way it is, we have more and more of a need," Peggy Morecraft said as she accepted the money for the food bank.
The Lincoln Trail College music department received $4,400 for Jazz Day, planned for Thursday, Jan. 17. Doug Beach, a jazz composer and professor at Elmhurst College, will speak at Jazz Day, and the Elmhurst College jazz band will perform.
Lincoln Grade School received $3,145 to purchase Orff musical instruments for the fifth-grade music class.
The Robinson High School Alumni Association Foundation received $3,000 to buy iPads for classrooms.
The Palestine Preservation Projects Society will use its $2,500 grant to help fund restoration of the original paint job of the Fife Opera House theater.
The Hutsonville Unit 1 school district will use its $2,154 grant to help cover the cost of an upgraded sound system.