CG&S donates $2,000 to Marion park project

The board of directors of Cooperative Grain & Supply recently teamed with Land O?Lakes Foundation to contribute total of $2,000 to Marion Advancement Campaign Inc. for the city?s Central Park improvement project.

Todd Heitschmidt, MAC chairman, received the check from Clifford Hett, CG&S board member. Also participating in the presentation were Mike Thomas, manager of the Marion CG&S elevator; Doug Kjellin, Marion city administrator; Greg Carlson, MAC board member; and Laura Legg, manager of the CG&S-owned Ampride convenience store in Marion.

CG&S and Land O?Lakes also contributed $1,000 toward a proposed youth center in Hillsboro.

The Land O?Lakes Founda?tion has a matching-fund program that matches dollar for dollar a rural cooperative?s donation to community projects.

This is the 10th year CG&S has participated in the program, and more than $45,000 has been donated to community projects, including local fire departments, colleges, 4-H clubs, area hospitals and other community organizations.

?CG&S believes in supporting the communities that we are a part of and by using the funds available from LOL Foundation, CG&S has been able to double the amount given,? according to Lyman Adams, CG&S general manager.





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