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Vicksburg Foundation Announces Grant Awards

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Judy Glover, long-time volunteer for the Historical Society’s collection committee, beside the Depot Museum crumbling brick structure.

The Vicksburg Foundation, which provides a helping hand to many groups in the community, announced its quarterly grant awards after its meeting last month.

Distributions from prior grant commitments:

Annual Vicksburg Foundation Scholarship Funding Pool Commitment, provided to the Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation to award six $2,500 scholarships for selected graduating seniors. Amount: $10,145.

Last of 3 annual payments in a two for one matching grant by Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation for the benefit of the Bardeen Teacher Incentive Grant Endowment Fund held at Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Amount: $5,000.

Village of Vicksburg, a grant request approved in December for payment in June representing a third of the cost for professional services needed for the implementation of the Downtown Development Authority plan. Amount: $14,750.

Final matching grant payment made in April to the Vicksburg Band Boosters for a fund-raising campaign for new uniforms, completing a $25,000 commitment. Amount: $5,000.

New grants approved:

Village of Vicksburg – A $10,000 grant to provide funds to retain a “Vicksburg Trail Consultant” with expertise in developing trails, to obtain required permits, assessments and approvals to bring trail construction to a reality in the spring of 2016.

Vicksburg Historical Society – A $17,200 grant to repair the outside of the Vicksburg Depot Museum. The work entails removing all deteriorated mortar, air blasting and removing all joint debris and restoring the building’s original construction integrity.

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