Cherokee County Legacy Foundation awards 21 grants

The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation hosted its annual awards banquet April 9 at the Aurelia Community Center. The event helped 21 groups and organizations throughout Cherokee County that were awarded grants to help repair buildings, replace old equipment and purchase new equipment.  The funds that are awarded come from taxes received from the Iowa Gaming Association.

In 2018 almost $90,000 were distributed to causes that improve the lifestyle and safety of the communities of Cherokee County. Awards were presented to Sanford Museum, MMCRU FFA Chapter, Cherokee County 4-H Council, Quimby Fire Department, Meriden-Cleghorn Public Library, Meriden Community Center, Cherokee County Fair Association, Marcus Library, Cherokee Fire Department, Cherokee Trail System, Cherokee Police Department, Marcus Police Department, Bright Beginnings/Cherokee Daycare, Aurelia Kiwanis Club, Crossroads Western Iowa, Aurelia Daycare, Aurelia Fire Department, Washta Fire Department, Meriden Fire Department, Marcus Action Club and Marcus Fire Department Volunteers.

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