More than $80K awarded to county groups at banquet

Stephanie Ivankovich

More than $80,000 was awarded to local and area group.

Through various partners the Dallas County Foundation distrubuted at total of $88,374.25 to 20 businesses in the county at the Hotel Pattee on Sept. 22.

DCF awarded $20,000 to Dallas County Conservation for the connection of the High Trestle Trail to the Raccoon River Valley Trail, $565 to Art on the Prairie to purchase a portable audio system, $350 to the Perry Area Swim Twim for a timing system for swim meets, $2,000 to the Perry Community School District for the poppy art project, $2,500 to the Perry Community School District to purchase fitness equipment and $2,850 to the Perry Community School District for a music storage system.

Other awards include $4,070 to the Adel DeSoto Minburn Soccer Club for eight additional goals, $ 6,000 to Adel Parks and Recreation to build a community archery center, $2,500 to the Brenton Arbotertum for a people transporter, $3,200 to the DeSoto Fire and Rescue to purchase new air packs and air bottles, $844.63 to the DeSoto Public Library to purchase STEM programming materials, $820 to the Friends of the Granger Public Library to update furniture, $3,523.47 to the Minburn Community Betterment to purchase a secruity system for the Minburn Depot rennovation, $6,400 for Minburn firefighters to purchase personal protective gear, $15,000 for the installation of the Waukee Trailhead Public Art, $5,000 to the City of West Des Moines for a pedestrian crossing signal at 65th and Ashworth, $1,000 to the West Des Moines Fire Department for training equipment for rape aggression and defensive systems, $4,250 to Woodward-Granger Elementary School to purchase Chromebooks for the library, $1,405 to the Woodward Public Library to purchase five tablets and $6,096.15 to the Dallas County Foundation for marketing and administrative work.