Red Lodge Lions Club Awards $8,625 to 11 Organizations

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Pictured are Don Kinney, Merv Coleman, Sue Foisy, Bill Foisy, Bill Cords, Peggy Monahan, Tera Reynolds, and Lynn Glock with the community check.

The Red Lodge Lions Club has awarded a total of $8,625 in financial assistance to 11 local organizations, approved by the Club on Feb. 24.  This is the third round of financial awards since June 2018 in which an additional $9,025 was provided to 16 organizations.  Priority areas for funding are sight and diabetic issues, youth programs and scholarships, the environment, disability and health issues, disaster relief and Lions Park.

The current awards include:

• Hero’s STEAM Engine, $500.  To provide tools (e.g. lab equipment) for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) for youth at the Roosevelt Center.  The program is fiscally sponsored by the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation.

• St. John’s United – The Willows, $500.  For activities for residents at the Willows Assisted Living Facility and for elders in the community.

• Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery, $500.  For a two-week artist in residence program for K-3 grade students, with sessions for classroom teachers, at Mountain View Elementary School.

• Medikids, $1,000.  Health initiative for kids that provides medical ID, bag for medications and a backpack for medical equipment.

• Silver Run Ski Education Foundation, $500.  For competition scholarships for Silver Run Ski Freeride Team athletes (ages 9-15).

• Red Lodge High School, $225.  For registration for the Hugh O’Brien Leadership State Seminar for outstanding sophomores.  This year’s nominee is Zoe Belinda.

• Beartooth Recreational Trails Association, $250.  For the refurbishing of bicycles by the Spoke Wrench for the Community Bicycle Program which provides bicycles free of charge.

• Red Lodge Public Schools Foundation, $2,500.  Towards the purchase and installation of a new playground structure at Mt. View Elementary School.

• Imagination Library, $500. For the Dolly Parton Imagination Library book gifting program that mails free high-quality books to children.  The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation services as fiscal sponsor for the program on behalf of the Friends of the Library/Red Lodge Carnegie Library.

• Mountain Bluebells Preschool & Nursery Center, $450. For furniture for the children in early childhood education and care.

• Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County, $1,700.  For summer operations which are the busiest and most expensive months at the Club, serving 60 kids per day.



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