On Thursday afternoon, November 2nd, six organizations received 2017 FACE Community Impact grants at a presentation held at the Masonic Lodge. This year seventeen applications for grants were received with a total of almost $11,600 being requested for various local projects and services. FACE (Fulton’s community foundation and a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend) was able to respond to $4,000 of those requests. The recipients were as follows:
· The Andresen Nature Center received $600 to allow it to purchase several camcorders for event-logging, wildlife filming, and for kid-friendly use on field hikes during scavenger hunts.
· Friends for Charity received $500 to help refill the clothes closet at the Fulton Elementary School. This clothing includes outerwear, under garments, shoes and boots for children who do not have the clothes they need.
· The millers at De Immigrant Windmill received $400 to purchase a customized safety harness for millers to use when climbing the sails to put on or take off sailcloth and sail boards.
· The Fulton Kiwanis Club received $1,000 to help provide warm clothing and some Christmas gifts to local children, one-year olds through middle schoolers, whose families qualify for meal assistance at the schools and who choose to request this holiday support.
· Midwest Pets for Life received $500 to provide services such as low-cost spay/neuter procedures and low-cost vaccinations for pets living in the 61252 zip code area.
· Schmaling Memorial Public Library received $1,000 to add to their holdings of audio-books, both fiction and non-fiction. This is a high demand area for vision-impaired, commuters, long-haul truck drivers, and others who just enjoy listening to a good book rather than reading it.