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Foundation awards three grants

Peabody Community Foundation awarded grants to two area groups Tuesday night at the Giving Tuesday/Winterfest event at Peabody-Burns High School.

Two projects at Peabody Township Library were funded from the Peabody Endowment Fund. First, an award of $1,000 went to the restoration of “Roll of Honor,” a painting that has been hanging unnoticed on a wall of the library for ninety years. The painting names all the men from Peabody Township who served in WWI. It was removed from the library in early September and transported to Wichita for professional cleaning and restoration.

The second grant for $600 will support bringing the library building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition to a installing a lift between the basement and main floor, hot water will be supplied to the ADA compliant restroom, and ADA signage will be installed.

A third grant of $350 from Kansas Health Fund was given to Marion County Parents as Teachers for “Rise and Shine, It’s Breakfast Time!” An event will be held in Peabody early in 2017, at which participants will be served breakfast casserole and be shown hands-on preparation of granola to take home. Information about food preparation, nutrition, and recipes will be shared with those attending.

Awards are the culmination of a second grant cycle by PCF in 2016. The 2017 grant cycle will open in early December. PCF grants promote community service and community projects or programs that enhance Peabody and its residents.

Qualified applicants must possess a 501(c)(3) status under the IRS code; be tax exempt, such as an educational institution, church, city, or county; or be formally linked to an organization with this designation.

More information about the 2017 grant cycle will be available in coming weeks at www.centralkansascf.org under the “apply” tab. Questions can be directed to Becky Nickel, PCF administrative assistant, at admin@peabodycommunityfoundation.org or (620) 951-4022.

Last modified Dec. 1, 2016

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