Apr. 9—NORWALK — Making the world a better place.
More than $75,000 in grants was handed out to 18 different organizations Friday morning by the Huron County Community Foundation during a presentation at the Huron County Chamber of Commerce.
Grants were presented to:
—Firelands Rails to Trails (Safe spaces for recreation) — $10,000.
—Huron County Imagination Library (Help provide books for youngsters) — $5,000.
—Huron County Humane Society (Community cat spay/neuter program) — $2,000.
—Firelands Symphony Orchestra (Huron County family concert) — $5,000.
—Team First Book (Providing appropriate books to homes) — $5,000.
—Norwalk Economic Development Corp. ("We make — we build — we thrive") — $3,750.
—Hope Restored (Outreach program for children) — $2,000.
—CLI Incorporated (Kenilee Lanes wheelchair accessibility project) — $5,000 (match).
—First Presbyterian Church (Youth speech language therapy during the summer) — $2.500
—Norwalk Arts Center (Art Club, AIM) — $1,000.
—Abigail Pregnancy Services (Baby basics and beyond) — $2,862.
—Willard Hope Center (Access system for main entry doors) — $3,500.
—New London Local Schools (Creating a marketplace for students) — $2,445.
—Citizens Ambulance Service (Enhancing safety) — $3,000.
—New London parks (picnic tables throughout park) — $8,500.
—Village of New London (Grove Street Cemetery improvement) — $8,000.
—Huron County Youth Soccer Club (Equipment replacement) — $2,500.
—Norwalk Cemetery Association (Woodlawn Cemetery improvements) — $1,500.
Board members on hand were Denny Camp (chair), Bill Kalfs, Ray Chapin (secretary), Vicki Missler, Patrick Nolan and Brad Davis.
Money awarded will help "Produce a better and thriving society," said McKenzie Spriggs, director of development & marketing for the Huron County Community Foundation. "A thriving community here in the county. Together we can make a better place for everybody to live."