Operation Round Up surpasses $800K mark

Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up program surpassed $800,000 in giving at its June meeting with two grants to Boone County organizations.

Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds received a grant for $5,650 to install LED lighting in the Witham Pavilion Exhibit Hall. According to Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds Facility Manager, Jack Jones, the project will provide better quality lighting, cost savings in power consumption, and lower maintenance costs.

In addition, a $2,500 grant was awarded to ILADD, Inc., which helps to provide housing, enrichment, and social options that enable adults with development or intellectual disabilities (IDD) live in homes of their own. The grant will provide computers and computer equipment for the organization.

Since the Operation Round Up program’s inception in 2006, its largest year of giving was last year with grant awards totaling $76,813. Grant funding for this year currently totals $32,900 to 14 different organizations.

Grant applications and guidelines can be found on the Boone REMC website www.bremc.com under the community tab.

Congrats to the Boone County 4-H Fairground who received a grant for more energy efficient LED lighting in the Witham Pavilion. Jack Jones, Facilities Manager, and Krista Shields, Boone REMC Communications Specialist, pose for a photograph before the legislative update held in June.