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10 groups get grants from fund

Ten Hillsboro organizations received Hillsboro Area Impact Fund grants from Hillsboro Community Foundation Tuesday at halftime of the Hillsboro High School boys basketball game.

The Hillsboro Senior Center received $2,500. Funds from this grant will be applied to the replacement of the kitchen floor at the center.

Main Street Ministries received $2,500 to serve those less fortunate in the community with food donations purchased from local grocery stores. Between 75 and 100 families use Main Street Ministries on a monthly basis.

Families and Communities Together received $2,250 for emergency financial assistance to families in the USD 410 school district.

The City of Hillsboro received $1,750 to pay for playground equipment that has already been installed. Funding from the grant will be used to purchase a handicap accessible swing and rubber mulch.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County will receive $1,000 to go toward its mentoring program.

Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland received $1,000 to support the development of girls in the local Girl Scout troop.

The Hillsboro Elementary After-School Program received $1,000. The grant will go toward continuing the service and providing financial assistance for students to participate in community activities.

Hillsboro Recreation Commission received $1,000. The grant will go toward replacing catcher’s equipment for summer youth baseball and softball leagues.

Hillsboro Chess Guild received $500. The grant will allow the guild to provide free chess lessons to students.

The Hillsboro Police Department K-9 Unit received $500. Rico, the current HPD canine, was retired in 2011 and a replacement has been selected. These funds will be applied to the training and equipment cost for the new canine.

Last modified Feb. 8, 2012

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