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Dow gives community grants

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
Sept. 3, 2010 at 4:03 a.m.


More than $60,000 in grants were awarded in the 2010 Dow Gives Community Grant program.

Representatives from the nine nonprofit organizations who were awarded grants picked up their checks during a reception Aug. 25 at the Dow-Seadrift plant.

Of the nine groups receiving funding, four of them represented emergency responders - the Nursery, Raisin and Fordtran volunteer fire departments and Seadrift Area Volunteer Emergency Services. Their grants totaled about $25,000.

Funds will help to pay for radio equipment, fire truck improvements and protective clothing.

Other recipients included the Austwell-Tivoli Lions Club, $6,000; Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, $8,460; Perpetual Help Home, $2,080; The Texas Zoo, $9,505.70, The Victoria College Foundation, $9,630.50.

SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wharton County Junior College, Principles of Grantsmanship Workshop, 979-532-0077

Saturday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. - Cruisin' for a Cure, bike, run, shrimp boil, pool tournament, benefits Alzheimer's Association benefit, the Waterin' Hole, Raab Road at Nursery Drive, 361-655-8471, 361-935-8484

Thursday, Sept. 16 - 6:30 p.m., Victoria-style Dancing with the Stars benefits the Billy T Cattan Recovery Outreach. Spring Creek Special Events Center.

OPPORTUNITIES: Registration for the next Victoria Dog Obedience classes will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday behind the Victoria Mall. The cost is $75 for seven weeks.

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