Downtown Streetscape Committee receives grant

Downtown Streetscape Committee receives grant The Vermillion Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $2,000 grant that was recently awarded to the Downtown Streetscape Committee.

"On behalf of the Vermillion Area Community Foundation Board of Directors, we are pleased to be able to provide funding to the Downtown Streetscape project. We feel that the plans to enhance our downtown area will have a positive impact on the economic and cultural enhancement of Vermillion," said Roger Kozak, chair of the Vermillion Area Community Foundation Board of Directors. "Our mission is to promote philanthropy, receive and administer charitable gifts, and invest in a wide range of programs promoting the social and economic well being of the people in the Vermillion area.

"We feel that the request submitted by the Downtown Streetscape Committee fits well with what we're trying to do in the community and we're very grateful to those who have made contributions that assist us in supporting various community projects," he said.

Donations or requests for information about the Vermillion Area Community Foundation can be sent to P.O. Box 342 in Vermillion.

"We are very excited to receive funds from the Vermillion Area Community Foundation," said Kevin Jacobson, chair of the Downtown Streetscape Committee. "On behalf of the streetscape committee, I'd like to thank Mr. Kozak and the Vermillion Area Community Foundation for this very generous gift. The grant represents a significant VACF investment in the future of downtown revitalization efforts. We know that there are many great organizations and projects out there in need of funding, but we are very grateful that our project was selected.

"We plan to use this money toward the purchase of park benches like the ones that have been recently installed in the downtown area," he said. "We have made some significant progress toward our goals for the streetscape project, and we still have many plans that we're continuing to work on that we hope will be implemented over the next several years. We appreciate all of the support that has been shown and we continue to welcome donations to our efforts, which can be sent to the city of Vermillion."

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