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Playground project receives grant

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Vice President of the Bowling Green Playground Project Robert Walters (left) receives a $2,500 check from R.E.M.C. representative Shirley Brewer along with project treasurer Kathy Walters and project president Holly Wilkinson. Courtesy Photo.
BOWLING GREEN -- The Bowling Green Playground Improvement Project recently received another grant to help with its current project.

R.E.M.C. recently gave the project a check for $2,500.

Holly Wilkinson, Bowling Green Playground Project representative, had submitted an application to R.E.M.C. with the hope of adding to the $4,000 received from the Clay County Community Foundation.

With the addition of the R.E.M.C. grant, the project now has $6,500 for playground repairs.

R.E.M.C. receives money from individuals who pay for its lighting by rounding up its dollar amount paid to help communities like Bowling Green.

When the donation funds reach $10,000, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management will match it at half, making the total $15,000.

Clay City resident Mike Fowler also represents Kid Zone Play System. He recently approached the Bowling Green community telling it about the equipment and how IDEM would match the grant at half since the equipment in question would be made from recyclable material.

Decisions were made to purchase equipment from Fowler when the funding goal is reached.

The long-term goal is to raise $27,000 to purchase new equipment, improve the current equipment, mulch, and help maintain playground upkeep.

For more information about donating to the project, call Wilkinson at 812-986-2559 or Robert Walters at 812-986-2917.

Donations may also be made through Harris Bank.

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