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Riverboat Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Nearly $1 million was awarded last night by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. Fifty-four grants were presented to area organizations and projects, including schools, veterans groups and historical societies. The largest grant of the night, $145,000, was presented to FilmScene for its Brinton documentary film. The documentary follows Michael Zahs and his journey to restore film and educate others about early film and the Brintons.

The second largest grant was presented to Washington County Hospital and Clinics for $135,000 for radiologoy and fluoroscopy equipment.

Grant recipients in the order presented
Highland Community Schools, Apple lab – $50,000
Riverside Ball Association, field equipment – $3,000
Kalona Library, Partners in Reading Park – $20,000
City of Riverside, benches and planters – $3,000
Keota Community Schools, Chromebooks – $11,500
Washington County Mini Bus, replacement – $10,000
WEDG, business startup course – $2,500
City of Washington, Central Park benches – $4,650
4C’s Coordinated Child Care, child care programs – $4,475
Systems Unlimited, therapy office – $2,035
Keokuk County, communication tower – $46,100
Lone Tree Community Schools, sound system improvements – $20,000
Louisa County Veterans, memorial brick project at Grandview – $13,050
Washington Community Schools, computers for TAG – $1,900
American Red Cross, disaster support – $5,000
Crawfordsville American Legion, electrical updates – $2,100
Aiming For A Cure, needs for families of children battling cancer – $50,000
City of Keota, fire station roof – $20,823
Midwest Military Outreach, Hoggin’ for Heroes event – $3,300
Lone Tree Community Schools, IXL classroom – $1,500
Izaak Walton, kayaks and stand up boards – $6,200
Paws and More, lighting and wiring – $4,675
WEDG, market analysis for a hotel – $7,000
Washington County Historical Society, Red Brick School restoration – $8,200
Washington Community Schools, Middle School 1:1 – $60,000
Iowa Legal Aid, network upgrade – $2,000
Ainsworth Fire Department, boot replacement – $5,500
Kalona Historical Society, new roofs – $9,000
Rural Health and Safety Clinic, outreach trailer – $10,000
City of Brighton, park pavilion refurbishment – $13,400
St. Joseph Church, summer/Christmas party – $3,000
Lending Hands Adult Day Center, brain fitness program – $4,400
City of Wellman, Parkside Center entrance – $6,500
Mt. Pleasant Legion, community room – $25,000
Washington Chamber of Commerce, technology improvements – $9,850
St. James Elementary, preschool classrooms – $7,175
City of Riverside, primitive campgrounds – $2,000
Washington Area Softball Association, ball field renovation at Stewart – $19,000
Keota Fire Department, protective equipment – $4,700
Washington County Hospital and Clinics, radiology and fluoroscopy – $135,000
Washington Tree Committee, rainscaping – $2,569
Midwest Old Threshers Association, train platform restoration – $34,387
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, music system – $9,000
WCDC, Inc., safety equipment – $2,500
City of Kalona, scoreboard and PA system – $10,000
Washington County Fair Association, solar energy project – $73,081
Washington County Archers, targest and equipment – $2,000
GIVE Foundation, annual golf tournament for veterans – $10,000
City of West Chester, tiling improvements – $18,493
Keokuk County Historical Society, town square park in Sigourney – $35,000
Washington High School PTO, water fountains – $1,880
Highland Community Schools, wireless solutions – $25,000
University of Iowa Foundation, Young Hearts Conference – $12,000
Filmscene, Brinton Documentary Film – $145,000

Total – $998,443