The Whitewater Valley REMC Community Trust recently awarded grants to nine not-for-profit organizations.

The winners were:

  • Fayette County Homeland Security and Emergency Management, $1,200 to purchase a public safety radio “eDispatches System” that provides secondary and redundant means for dispatching.
  • Everton Volunteer Fire Department, $1,000 to replace lighting that requires extension cords with battery-operated LED lighting.
  • Union County Parks and Recreation, $1,000 to build an amphitheater at the park.
  • Whitewater Canal Byway Association Inc., $800 for the organization’s brochures, internet upgrades and website development.
  • Cross Road Christian Recovery Center for Women, $750 to replace existing lighting with LED lighting that has motion sensors.
  • Centerville High School Class of 2025 After Prom, $500 for a fun and safe after prom.
  • Centerville High School Green Club, $500 to purchase recycling receptacles.
  • Girls Inc. of Wayne County, $500 for supplies necessary to paint and refresh the building interior.
  • Wayne County Resource Inventory Council, $500 for expenses incurred to have a solar eclipse event at the Indiana High Point.

Community Trust trustees meet in January, April, July and October to review grant applications. Applications and program information is available at under “Member Services.”

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A version of this article appeared in the November 15 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.