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PIE&G Communities First Fund Awards $23,000 in Local Grants

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op members continue to give generously to assist area community organizations and individuals through the voluntary round up of their electric and natural gas billings.  Member contributions to the PIE&G Communities First Fund enable awards for grants and scholarships in their local communities within PIE&G’s service area. 

At a recent meeting, the PIE&G Communities First Fund Board of Directors finalized review of applications and made awards of $23,000 in grants to the recipients below.

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY

Cheboygan Carnegie 501 (C)(3) in Partnership with Holbert LLC ($2,500) to assist with The Building Stabilization Project, to address existing structure concerns such as heat loss, lack of insulation and replacement of single pane windows. The Cheboygan Carnegie reopened two years ago, and since then over 8,000 visitors, 100 musicians, and 36 gallery shows and lectures took place. The building stabilization project is expected to be completed in three months.

MONTMORENCY COUNTY

The Pony Club ($2,500) to help with the costs of construction for a new therapy room inside one of the miniature horse barns to accommodate visits by children, veterans, and elderly. The therapy room is a safe ‘living room” style environment for year-round interaction with the therapeutic miniature horses.

PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY

Presque Isle County Historical Museum ($2,000) to defray admission costs to the Northern Lake Huron Native American Pow Wow (Northern Lake Huron NAPW) and Trapper Rendezvous event. The Northern Lake Huron NAPW and Trapper Rendezvous will take place on Friday and Saturday August 2-3, 2019 in conjunction with Rogers City’s Nautical City Festival. The main elements of the event include the Pow Wow, Trapper & Trader Rendezvous, and Native American Crafts.

PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY (Continued)

Rogers City Area Senior Inc ($1,500) to assist with the purchase of new flooring, refrigeration and entry curb improvements. The Rogers City Senior and Community Center began as a senior based center in 1998 and has expanded to include the community and various groups.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The PIE&G Communities First Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce that fourteen scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to the following high school seniors:

ALCONA                      ALPENA                                    ATLANTA

Raegen Eller               Lindsey Hoppe                        Sara Blanton

 

CHEBOYGAN               FOREST HILLS CENTRAL       HILLMAN

Amy Ostman               Katherine Bell                         Brooke Grulke

Devin Socolovitch                                                        Cameryn Koenig

                                                                                        Nicholas Taratuta

 

ONAWAY                    POSEN                                      ROGERS CITY

Cienna Domke           Brooke Ciarkowski                  Daniel Bielas

                                     Jeremy Misiak                         Amanda Wirgau

In addition to these scholarships, the A. Barkley Travis Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500, was awarded to Savannah Pasney from Cheboygan.

 

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