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Sully Central Park finalist for grant from Grinnell Mutual

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 11:46 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 11:47 a.m. CDT

Established in 1983, The Sully Foundation is a non-profit organization with the purpose of improving the quality of life through community betterment. 

Now, it’s working on a two-year plan to revitalize the heart of its community, Sully Central Park. Recently, that plan was named one of 10 projects in the final round of voting for a portion of $3,500 in grant funding from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

Working Together, Making It Better recognizes the efforts of those people working hard across rural communities to make them vibrant. Their efforts make their communities better.  Working Together, Making It Better is Grinnell Mutual’s way of celebrating community collaboration and recognizing innovative community projects.

“Anyone can vote for a project,” Director of Advertising and Community Relations Barb Baker said. “Each vote on Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page will help decide which projects will receive grants through Working Together, Making It Better.”

Grinnell Mutual invites the public to vote for its favorite community project finalist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/myGrinnellMutual. Voting is now open until Tuesday, Nov. 26.

With help from its Facebook fans, Grinnell Mutual will distribute a total of $3,500 between three of the non-profit organizations. The three finalists with the most votes will receive $2,000, $1,000, and $500, respectively.

The Sully Central Park project will be competing against projects from Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and South Dakota. If approved the Grinnell Mutual funds would be used to renovate, construct, and expand the park facilities.

The Sully Central Park in Sully has been named one of 10 finalists competing for a Working Together, Making It Better grant sponsored by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

“People living and working in rural areas know what it takes to make a community a better place,” Baker said.

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