Additional Grants have been made during the summer…

Sol Strauss for Paoli Community

The committee for the Sol Strauss Supporting Organization met in June to determine the 2018 recipients of grants from the legacy left for Paoli’s non-profits by Mr. Sol Strauss.

Selected were Backpacks of Blessings ($2,500), First Chance Center ($800), Orange County Habitat for Humanity ($631.17), Paoli Public Library ($1,000), Paoli Youth Diamond Sports ($2,000) Paoli Boy Scouts Troop ($500), Mercy Center ($1,000), and the PHS Ag Department ($1,000).

Simmons and Tegarden Funds for Orleans Community

The committee for the Simmons and Tegarden Unrestricted Funds met in June to determine the 2018 recipients of grants from the two funds designed to benefit the Orleans Community. Selected were American Legion Post #69 ($3,200), Bulldog Backpacks ($2,000), Orleans Bulldog Regiment ($1,000), OHS Academic Teams ($3,534.79), OHS After Prom Committee ($500), Orleans Public Library ($1,500).

Also awarded from Smithville STEM Grant Funds were Orleans Elementary School ($3,000) and Orleans Public Library ($1,500) for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) programs.