Haysville Park receives REC grant

Tim Eckstein, left,  accepts a $2,426  grant for the Haysville Park from Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke

JASPER — The Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up program ended the year on a high note, as the final grant brought the total amount of funds going back into the community to $31,024.20 in 2019. Haysville Park was awarded a $2,426 grant to install lights at the park’s softball field. Tim Eckstein accepted the grant on behalf of Haysville Park from Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke.

With the first round of grants in 2020, Dubois REC will mark more than $400,000 given back to the community, since the Operation Round Up program began in 2011.

Dubois REC rounds up the electric bill of participating members to the next highest dollar. That spare change is overseen by a board of trustees, who are also Dubois REC members. Local groups and organizations can then apply for grants from this fund.

Anyone not currently participating in Operation Round Up may visit duboisrec.com and look under the “Community” tab. They will be able to can find an “opt-in” form in the Operation Round Up section.

Dubois REC will accept applications for the next cycle of Operation Round Up grants until Feb. 28. Grant applications must be submitted before 4 p.m. on Feb. 28. Representatives from local civic groups, non-profits, schools or community organizations who would like to apply for an Operation Round Up grant can download the application forms from www.duboisrec.com, under the “Community” section. Applications are also available at the Dubois REC office, by calling 812-482-5454 or sending an email to kylaj@duboisrec.com.

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