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Community Foundation Supports Russell Recreation Commission

Russell Rec 2013The Russell County Area Community Foundation announced Wednesday $4,500 in grants to the Russell Recreation Commission (RRC).

"The Community Foundation is excited to partner with Russell Recreation to offer new educational programs and support improvements at its state-of-art exercise facility," said Angela Muller, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.

The grants include $2,000 to develop a nature-based program for children ages 3-12. The grant will help purchase prism microscopes, binoculars, field guides, insect nets and other material that children will use in a new hands-on, summer learning class. The goal is to eventually offer nature classes year-round, expanding the program to adults.

The Russell Recreation Commission also receives $2,500 to support efforts to improve its new center. "An anonymous donor has come forward to offer $25,000 to the RRC, provided it can raise a matching amount by July 1. The Community Foundation noticed this and wanted to be a part of this effort," said Muller.

Since its inception in 2001, the Community Foundation and its generous donors have directed more than $1 million to meaningful causes and issues throughout the Russell County area, including healthful living, the arts, historical preservation and hunger relief.

For more information on how you can give to important causes in our community, visit them on the web at www.rcacf.net or call Angela Muller, Executive Director, at 785-445-3611.

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