Antrim Township park grants awarded

Shawn Hardy

Antrim Township supervisors awarded nearly $27,000 in park and recreation grants Tuesday night and will ask the parks committee about what to do with the remainder of the $40,000 annual allocation.

The township received more than $90,000 in grant applications, but the committee determined some of the requests did not fit program guidelines. The grants are open to any non-profit park or recreational organization that is open to the general public in the Greencastle-Antrim community.

Some of the requests turned down were for equipment or fields not used by the general public, noted Brad Graham, township administrator.

Grant recipients are:

  • Greencastle Area Youth Foundation (High Line Train Station) — Fence replacement and walkway pavers, $6,000
  • Shady Grove Improvement Association — Dusk-to-dawn light/receptacle, playground equipment and trees, $10,616.98
  • G-A Fast Pitch Softball — Infield dirt and batting cage netting, $2,369
  • Jerome R. King Playground — Batting cage net replacement, safety wood carpet, pavilion post and glider bench swing, $4,132
  • State Line Ruritan Club — Upgrade toilets to ADA compliance, $3,696

In addition to the grants, the three local Ruritan clubs (Shady Grove, State Line and Kauffman) that have parks in the township are each allocated $5,000 a year for improvements at their facilities.

Supervisors said questions for the parks committee include whether to give the remainder of this year's money to Ruritan clubs or carry it over to next year.