(Mitchell, SD) — The Davison County 4-H Horse Committee was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from Central Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up® program. The funds were used for horse facility improvements.
Project coordinator Tonya Ford said, “The kids enjoy learning and bonding with their horses. These improvements allow us to try new events.”
The project was largely funded by 4-H families and through charitable donations. Facility upgrades include equipment repairs, gates, replacement of railroad ties and clips, and replacement of the crow's nest floor and steps.
Central Electric Manager of Communications Tara Miller said, “Our members made the grant possible. Projects such as the upgrades at the Davison County horse arena leave a lasting impact for years to come, and we are happy to support it.”
Merl Bechen and David Jorgenson, both of Mitchell, serve on the Operation Round-Up board of trustees that reviews grant applications.
Operation Round-Up is a voluntary program in which members’ electric bills are rounded up to the next whole dollar. Many cooperative employees also support the cause through payroll. Members and employees have invested nearly $160,000 into local communities through Operation Round-Up. The funds are awarded to projects that make a positive impact in the communities of Central Electric members.
The next grant application deadline is November 1. For more information about the Operation Round-Up program, please contact Central Electric Cooperative at 1-800-477-2892 or visit www.centralec.coop.