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October 2, 2014

2013 Mattoon Area Community Foundation Grantees Announced

The Mattoon Area Community Foundation recently awarded grants to five Coles County non-profits on behalf of the CommunityWorks Endowment Fund in the amount of $1,500 each. Recipients presented community improvement projects in the areas of workforce development, early childhood education, land use and protection, and organizational leadership. This years recipients were Mid-Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, Coles County CASA, Coles County Mental Health Association/LifeLinks, and Mattoon Civil War Memorial Ellipse Group.

L to R: Jill Nilsen, CASA; Kelly Hardy, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Lynette Ashmore, LifeLinks; Toq Lawrence, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Steve Thomas, Mattoon Civil War Ellipse Group; Kristen Bertrand, CASA; Sandy Graven, Mattoon Civil War Ellipse Group

L to R: Joedy Hightower, Mattoon Area Community Foundation; Beth Lugar, Charleston Carnegie Public Library; Tammy Knight, Mattoon Area Community Foundation

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