Antrim awards park grants
The 2012 round of park grants have been approved by the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors. The board, following the recommendations of the Park Committee, awarded $32,000 to eight organizations.
The grant amounts and recipients were: Kauffman Ruritan Community Center, $6,050 for a 60-inch mower and ballfield infield mix; Shady Grove Improvement Association, $10,000 for driveway and parking lot improvements; Jerome R. King Playground Association, $5,000 for renovations and upgrades to the restroom; Greencastle-Antrim Baseball/Softball Association, $2,500 to repair bleachers; State Line Youth League, $400 for ballfield dirt; State Line Ruritan Club, $1,350 for chemical application and painting playground equipment; Greencastle YMCA, $1,715 to offset scholarship and program loss; and Greencastle Antrim Ladies Softball at Shady Grove, $4,985 for regrading fields, and maintenance- and field playing equipment.
The groups had originally requested $66,830.
Supervisor Pat Heraty liked the distribution of the available funds on April 24. "This list favors the spirit of the grants, which is service organizations rather than organized sports."