Boosters donate $69K, 2,000 hours

The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation | January 13, 2020

Continuing a history of civic projects and aiding other groups, the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation donated $69,174 for projects in 2019, while the associated Jacksonville Boosters Club provided 2,000 hours in volunteer labor to support a variety of efforts. While one large project boosted this year’s total, $260,000 has been awarded by the foundation since 2012. A Path Through Time, one of the boosters’ projects, received the largest award of $26,190 toward installation of 14 granite slabs documenting the town’s history that were laid into the sidewalk in front of New City Hall, the former 1883 Jackson County Courthouse. About $24,000 for the award came from grants secured from the Chaney, Kinsman, Schwemm and West foundations.

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