POINT PLEASANT — Over $54,000 in grant awards were distributed to area organizations at this week’s annual Community Foundation of Mason County (MCCF) fall awards banquet.
Mario Liberatore from the MCCF and the Gordon & Mildred Jackson Foundation, announced the Jackson Foundation & Mason County Youth, Arts & Education and Community Support Fund Awards. Paul Simon, the grants committee chairperson, and member of the Jackson Foundation Advisory Committee, distributed the awards to the recipients of the 2017 Fall Community Action Grants. Liberatore said these funds were awarded from the Jackson Foundation Fund, the Mason County Youth Fund, Arts & Education Fund and Community Grant Funds.
The Gordon C. & Mildred R. Jackson Foundation Fall Grant Awards included:
Pleasant Valley Hospital will receive $25,000 in the spring and fall round every year until a $500,000 commitment to the Gordon & Mildred Jackson PVH Child & Family Diagnostic Center is satisfied.
”The Jackson Foundation Advisory Board is proud to partner with Pleasant Valley Hospital on this project and it is our hope that others will step up and support the project as well,” Liberatore said.
The Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High School Softball Boosters will receive $10,000 to complete a $20,000 commitment by the Jackson Foundation Advisory Board for the construction of a new girls softball practice facility.
Main Street Point Pleasant will receive $5,000 to support the preservation of an early historic landmark created in 1791 in the City of Point Pleasant which will provide historic value to Mason County and education to the youth. This is the building behind Peoples Bank next to the old drive-thru.
The Mason County Library will receive $2,500 to purchase public access copiers in the Point Pleasant and Mason branches.
The Mason County 4-H Leaders Association will receive $4,921 to assist in the completion of phase IV of the Jackson Foundation Dining Hall which includes the HVAC system.
Community Foundation of Mason County Fall Grants included:
The City of Point Pleasant will receive $3,500 for the Splash Pad Project at Krodel Park.
”MCCF looks forward to our name on one or two of the items on the Splash Pad,” Liberatore said.
The Pleasant Valley Hospital and Mason County Prevention Coalition will receive $3,500 to help sponsor the evidence-based educational program “Too Good For Drugs” within the classrooms of Mason County Schools.
Beth Sergent contributed to this article.
Beth Sergent is editor of Ohio Valley Publishing.