Despite single-digit temperatures and snow-packed streets, about 150 people turned out at the Peabody Senior Center Saturday morning for a pancake and sausage breakfast and to see Peabody Community Foundation present 2014 grants.
“We appreciate everyone who came out to help us share the event with the recipients,” foundation vice president Brad Nightengale said. “We had more applicants this year than ever before. There are some really great projects in the works for Peabody. We wish we could have given the entire amount to every group that applied. We hope to see the program grow in the future so we can give more.”
Awards and the recipients for this round of grants are:
- Peabody-Burns Elementary School, $500 for Safe Kids Camp.
- Peabody-Burns Elementary School, $420 for stability ball program.
- Peabody-Burns Middle School, $161 for calculators for math class.
- Peabody-Burns High School 2015 Leadership, $200 to send students to HOBY Leadership Camp.
- Peabody-Burns High School Teens Against Destructive Activities, $350 to purchase “beer goggles” to simulate drunk driving experience.
- Peabody-Burns High School Adventure Club, $580 to purchase another bike for club activities.
- Peabody-Burns High School Community Track Meet, $400 to implement healthy competition.
- Peabody Boy Scouts, $400 for scouting activities.
- Peabody Girl Scouts, $400 for community improvement projects.
- Peabody Super Swimmers, $1,000 for upgrades to the pool and lane requirements.
- HUB, $500 to replace video games and equipment.
- Marion County Big Brothers/Big Sisters, $400 for general operating funds.
- Marion County Families and Communities Together (FACT), $700 for assistance to clients and general operating funds.
- Peabody Township Library, $500 for upgrades to the young readers’ area.
- Peabody Senior Center, $500 to replace lighting at the center.
- Peabody Sorosis Beta Club, $500 to help Peabody Senior Center with lighting upgrades.
- Peabody Print Museum, $500 to replace print rollers to make the print machine functional.