FROM LOCAL SOURCES
DUBOIS COUNTY -- The Dubois REC Operation Round Up program ended the year on a high note, as the final grant brought the total amount of funds going back into our community to $31,024.20 in 2019.
Haysville Park was awarded a $2,426 grant to install lights at the park’s softball field. Tim Eckstein accepted the grant on behalf of Haysville Park, from Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke.
This grant points to more exciting news on the horizon. With our first round of grants in 2020, we will mark more than $400,000 given back to the community, since the Operation Round Up program began in 2011. All this would not be possible without the generosity of the Dubois REC members who allow us to round up their electric bill a few cents each month. Those nickels, dimes and quarters go into a community fund that allows us to give back to local organizations and groups like Haysville Park, school programs, volunteer fire departments, 4-H clubs and other civic organizations.
If you are not currently participating in Operation Round Up, please visit duboisrec.com and look under the “Community” tab. You can find an “opt-in” form in the Operation Round Up section.
Are you part of a community group or organization that would benefit from a grant? You can also download a grant application from the Round Up section under the “Community” tab at duboisrec.com.
Dubois REC will accept applications for the next cycle of Operation Round Up® grants until Feb. 28. Grant applications must be submitted before 4 p.m. on Feb. 28. Representatives from local civic groups, non-profits, schools or community organizations who would like to apply for an Operation Round Up grant can download the application forms from www.duboisrec.com, under the “Community” section. Applications are also available at the Dubois REC office, by calling 812.482.5454 or sending an email to Kyla Jones at email@example.com.