Park grants doled out in Antrim Township

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Antrim Township supervisors recently announced $32,000 in Antrim Park Facilities Grant Program awards. The money is given to non-profit park or recreational applicants that are open to the general public in the Greencastle or Antrim area, and serve residents of Antrim Township.

The recipients are: Greencastle-Antrim Organized Youth Foundation, $1,840 for down spouts and front gutters at the old train station; Kauffman Ruritan Community Center, $3,500 for mulch and batting cages; Shady Grove Improvement Association, $894 for soccer goals, net and corner flags; Greencastle-Antrim Midget Football Association, $2,000 for rolling and reseeding the game field; Jerome R. King Playground Association, $3,090 for six swings; State Line Youth League, $3,000 for a water and waste storage tank; Greencastle-Antrim Baseball Softball Association, $2,000 to repair and purchase bleachers; Greencastle-Antrim Soccer Association, $3,609 for a storage shed and three goals; and the YMCA, $3,000 for startup costs for the summer program.

Also, four entities received $2,266.75 for maintenance. They are Kauffman Ruritan Improvement Association, Shady Grove Improvement Association, Jerome R. King Playground Association, and State Line Ruritan.

The board made the awards based on the recommendations of the Park Committee, comprised of chairman Pat Heraty, vice chairman Mark Goldbach, Nate Bacon, Mike Still and Mike Montedoro. Cheryl Shields is an advisory member.