Rotary member Sandra Myers said they raised $190,000 last year and $182,000 in 2010. “Each year, we raise it just a little bit,” she said.
About half of that will go to $1,200 scholarships for 10 – 12 Trigg County High School seniors and grants, and the other half will go toward organizations like the Trigg County Senior Citizens Center, said Myers.
She said they added $200 to the scholarships this year, which will allow seniors to buy additional supplies, such as textbooks. She added that those who don’t get the scholarships can apply for the grants.
Examples of funding requests the Rotary Club gets include help with the Imagination Library, Senior Nutritional Assistance, the Book Fair, the Trigg County Recreation Complex, recreational and educational supplies and equipment for the Senior Center and the American Legion Swimming Pool, said Myers.
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