Floyd Memorial Awarded Three Crusade for Children Grants
Written by George Browning
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00
Floyd Memorial has been awarded three WHAS-11 Crusade for Children grants, with funds totaling $24,418. The grants will provide funding to purchase items and services aimed at ensuring that the hospital is able to meet the unique medical and psychological needs of children being treated at the facility, which treats approximately 9,000 children per year. Each grant is outlined below.
Hoosier Uplands is being awarded a total of $1.5 million to assist victims of the March 2, 2012 tornado. The funds are being provided by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and are made up of Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds.
Awareness Washington County is accepting applications for the class of 2012-13, according to co-directors Debbie Mildenburger and Marji Morris. Awareness Washington County is a community leadership organization that began in 1983. Over 500 graduates have participated in the class and continue to take an active role in the community.
Steve Guthrie of W. Hitchcock Rd. Salem was eagerly waiting the 8:30 opening of Washington County Farmers’ Market, not because he wanted to buy sweet corn or green beans before they sold out, but because he had a record-breaking tomato. His ‘goat bag’ did in fact beat Jack Sullivan’s 2.60 lbs by 0.22 lbs and won him a $5.00 bonus to the market. It was a good thing for him that he was early, for his record didn’t hold but about twenty minutes when Levi Hall of S. Martinsburg Rd. Salem put his ‘pineapple tomato” on the scales at 3.08 lbs. He also received the $5.00 record breaker market buck to spend at the market. Previous record holder June Voyles backed up her reputation with two more ‘big’ tomatoes, just was not as big as Levi’s, however all four of the previous record holders claim they have larger tomatoes on the vine. Challenge is heating up.