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Foundation gives $10,000 to local groups

Eleven community groups and projects received boosts Saturday when Peabody Community Foundation handed out more than $10,000 in grants during its annual Pancake Day festivities at Peabody Senior Center.

More than 150 people showed up for pancakes and hometown sausage, to participate in a pancake race, and cheer as awards were handed out.

Children’s playground equipment in Hart Park will benefit from PCF’s largest donation, $4,000, to Peabody Hearts for Hart Park. Certain equipment has been determined to be in disrepair and dangerous.

“This donation will help us continue to update the park, cleaning up the paint and repainting equipment,” Hannah Bourbon said. “Right now we’re looking to replace swings and slides. This will be a long-term project starting this spring.”

Peabody youth will benefit from $2,800 in grants to Peabody-Burns school district and other youth programs. Warrior Recycling, a middle school rewards program, middle schooler participation in a healthy relationships program at Kansas Learning Center for Health, improved electronics for The Hub, and Boy Scout summer camp all received awards.

Grants to programs supporting Peabody area families totaled $2,518. Families and Communities Together received emergency assistance funds; Marion County Food Bank was given money for milk; and Court Appointed Special Advocates for children and Circles of Marion County received supporting grants.

Peabody Township Library received $750 to replace window blinds in the Ann Potter Room, a community meeting space on the lower level of the library.

Proceeds from Saturday’s pancake feed go to support ongoing operations and future grants of PCF, a 501(c)(3) charity affiliated with Central Kansas Community Foundation.

Last modified Feb. 8, 2018