The La Crescent Community Foundation is hosting a “make a difference” event Sept. 20 to solicit feedback to help select the best new project to aid the community.
Local citizens are invited to participate in the foundation’s first Community Impact Grant decision at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the La Crescent High School Fine Arts Center.
Four area organizations are finalists competing for up to $5,000 in Community Impact Grant funding. They will present their ideas at the community event and those attending will select the winner. Those finalists include:
- La Crescent Community Bike Shoppe - Bike repair station.
- The La Crescent Historical Society — Recording the heritage of La Crescent.
- Great Rivers United Way — Old Hickory Park Born Learning Trail.
- La Crescent Food Shelf — New improved La Crescent Food Shelf.
Steve Bissen, president of the La Crescent Community Foundation, said, “This fun event is a chance for residents of La Crescent to cast a meaningful vote toward the future of our town.”
Participation in the free event is important to a vision of growing volunteerism in the Apple Capital of Minnesota. “Community input will help all of us improve life for many the La Crescent community,” Bissen said.
The La Crescent Community Foundation’s mission is to support charitable, recreational, scientific, literary, cultural or educational purposes within the La Crescent area.
In the past, the foundation has funded park improvements, youth programs, scholarships, economic development, event centers and community initiatives supporting recreation and community building.
Foundation officials hope the grant will continue the legacy of community support.
Community members of all ages are welcome to attend and vote for a favorite project to benefit the La Crescent area.