By KENDRA PEEK
11:25 AM EST, December 12, 2012
LANCASTER — Ten organizations were awarded a portion of the grant allocations available from the city of Lancaster for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Lancaster City Councilwoman Maggie Mick presented to the council an explanation of the decisions and amounts.
The Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society, Garrard County Adult Day, Garrard County Arts Council and Garrard County Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival, all received $750 per organization. The Garrard County Senior Citizens Center and Garrard County Partners for Progress were granted $1,000 each, and the Town Square Beautification received $500. Both of the food pantries in the community, Garrard County Cooperative Parish and Garrard County Food Pantry, were granted the largest amounts at $1,500 each.
Mick explained the rationale behind this decision, saying the Food Pantry has been unable to remain open the full year due to lack of funds. “We wanted to give them a shot in the arm,” Mick said.
She said they felt the Cooperative Parish needed that amount as well because it had been dealing with the overflow from the Food Pantry. “We thought they could use the extra support.”
Mick also said, thanks in large part to an idea from City Clerk Shari Lane, the committee had decided to grant $1,500 directly to vendors at the Garrard County Recreational Park.
“This was, I think, a pretty fair but significant handslap,” Mick said.
No report was submitted from the park, despite Mick reminding the president it needed to be turned in for review. The money given to the park is meant to help it through the end of the council’s fiscal year, at which point the new council members can re-evaluate.
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