Three Rivers receives three grants

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry said he has been informed the municipality has received three grants.

During last week’s city commission meeting, Lowry said the grants are in the combined amount of almost $7,500.

The first, a $750 award from the Dr. Pepper/Snapple group, will be used for expenses related to clean-up projects during the city’s Community Pride Day coming up in May.

A grant in the amount of $2,800 will allow for the hiring of additional help at Scidmore Park Petting Zoo. The funds will allow the zoo to extend its summer hours. The money, which requires a 25 percent match, was provided by the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation.

The Conservation Fund, through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will be earmarked toward the Three Rivers Farmers’ Market.

Lowry said the money will allow the market to help create a sustainable market, market training, state certification and equipment to accept payments other than cash.

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