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Thousands of dollars in grants awarded

 

Before Monday’s meeting of the Red Bay City Council, State Sen. Roger Bedford, through the Franklin County Community Development Commission, awarded grants to several groups and organizations throughout the county.
Bedford told the group that the grant money is just money that is getting returned to counties across the Tennessee Valley and that he, along with State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, are working hard to make sure that money makes its way back to Franklin County.
“This is your money coming back to you and your organizations,” Bedford said. “This is something that we feel is very important to this area.”
During the presentation, Sen. Bedford awarded grants to the following organizations or groups:
• $1,000 to the Franklin County YES Education Foundation
• $1,200 to the Tharptown Junior High School for 2nd grade textbooks
• $527.50 to the Union Community Center for their walking track
• $1,000 to the Tharptown High School Health Science class
• $2,000 to the Franklin County Development Authority
• $1,000 for the Red Bay High School 4th grade class trip to Montgomery
Sen. Bedford also awarded grants on behalf of Rep. Morrow to the following organizations or groups:
• $2,000 to the Red Bay High School Old Gym Lighting project
• $1,250 to the Franklin County Career Tech Center
• $1,091.35 to the Russellville Middle School calculator purchase
• $866.50 to the Tharptown High School Health Science class
• $7,620 to the BCDA Bird Watching Trail project
• $500 to the Red Bay Police Department
In other business, the council approved the following items:
• Yearly service of the Red Bay fire trucks
• Promotion of part-time RBPD dispatcher Lynn Goss to full-time dispatcher
• GIS Consortium participation amount of $300 per month
• Education Committee’s expenditure requests for the Red Bay tutoring program raises; the Red Bay Envirothon team’s work experience trip; assistance with the FFA Convention in Indianapolis; RB senior class activities; and the Red Bay basketball program ad
• Closure of the 2002 improvement checking fund
• Closure of the fire insurance fund

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