On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded grants for digital cameras for the KidSight screening program of local Lions Clubs.
When the 9SE District’s name was called, they said this was one of their favorite projects and that instead of giving the $4,895 requested, they instead awarded the entire $9,895 for the purchase of a digital camera. This is only the second time in the history of grants at the casino that they have given an applicant more than they requested. Alan Olson was the writer of the grant for the 9SE District.
Since each of the 12 clubs in the 9SE District had committed money for half the cost of a digital camera, each club must now decide what to do with that money. The Riverboat Foundation was hopeful the clubs would still contribute the money to the KidSight project and put it toward another camera. Perhaps a challenge could go out to raise enough money to purchase one more camera for the district.