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home : local news : local news May 24, 2016

12/20/2012 12:50:00 PM
Local groups get $112,000 in Mary Heath grants
By TOM COMPTON
Daily News

The latest round of Mary Heath grants will provide computers for education and books for kids.

Trust Officer Stewart Schutte at First National Bank in Robinson, who administers the Mary Heath Trust, handed out $112,000 to 15 organizations Friday.

The largest recipient was the Twin Rivers Career and Tech Educational System, which received the maximum disbursement of $20,000 to start a new entrepreneurial business program for local high-school students.

The New Hebron Christian School received $12,000 to create a new elementary school computer lab. Hutsonville High School received $9,815 to complete upgrades to its business computer lab, and the Marshall Area Youth Network received $1,278 for new computers.

The Palestine Public Library will use their grant of $3,000 to purchase e-books to be checked out by local patrons. Red Hill CUSD 10 received $1,667 to upgrade its library, and Hutsonville CUSD 1 will also use its $8,455 to replace and upgrade books in the grade and high school libraries.

The Palestine Food Bank received $5,000 to buy food. The pantry is currently serving more than 900 people a month. The Embarras River Basin Agency will be using its grant of $2,960 to buy a steam table for food service at the senior center in Robinson.

Wabash Valley Chapter of Project Linus will use the $7,500 grant to purchase blanket-making materials and equipment. Since starting in 2005 the group has given away 7,000 blankets to area children.

Local law enforcement agencies will be using their grants to upgrade public safety. The Oblong Police Department will be buying a movable speed radar for school zones and a second AED unit for a squad car with its $9,000 grant. Robinson police will use their $10,619 grant for a closed-circuit video system at Washington Park.

A $6,000 grant will be used to put a new roof on the Oblong American Legion.

Other grants went to the Palestine Youth Baseball League in the amount of $4,865, and the Casey Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $7,500.





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