Twelve organizations granted Keno fund requests

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GERING, Neb. Gering City Council approved a total of $69,660.67 in Keno funds to twelve organizations.

The Western Nebraska Community College Multi Cultural Youth Leadership Conference received $2,000.00 to help pay for a keynote speaker at their event.

The Sugar Valley Rally received $3,500.00 to help pay the contract expenses for the Vintage Car Rally Association. The group lays out the rally route, writes the driving instructions, sanctions, scores and provides insurance for the event.

The Scotts Bluff Celtic Gathering received $4,000.00 as a match for a tourism marketing grant and to assist with entertainment costs.

The Common Grounds Dog Park Committee received $11,000 to install a 6’ pathway within the large section of the dog park to allow handicap individuals and others to use the park, agility equipment for training and beautification.

The Gering Police Department received $27,148.05 to pay for the yearly body camera and in car camera systems that the Police Department is leasing through Watch Guard Video Systems.

The American Legion Gering Post 36 received $600.00 for bus travel to send two boys and four girls from Gering High School to Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls State in Lincoln, NE.

The Gering Senior Center received $612.12 for cleaning of main sewer line that became blocked causing water backup and to repair water leaks.

The Old West Balloon Fest received $8,000.00 to fund gas/gift cards for each of the National’s pilots.

The Monument Marathon received $3,000.00 to start line sponsor for the 2019 Monument Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K runs.

The Gering Visitors Bureau (Tour De Nebraska Event) received $3,300.00 to assist with hosting riders in Gering on Thursday, June 20, 2019 for bottled water and ice at rest stops, transportation, Welcome to Gering bags and community mementos.

The Gering Merchants received $5,000 for the 2019 Sugar Valley Rally Finish Line Luncheon, food, drinks, advertisement and insurance.

The HOSA Future Health Professionals received $1,500.00 to assist in funding a trip to HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. Six students will compete in various health related events.