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Bicentennial Incorporated Host Senior Dinner & Presentation Of $125,00 In Grant Awards

Bicentennial Incorporated hosted the senior appreciation dinner on Friday, December 9th at the Frontier Events Center. The dinner was a way of saying thank you to the area’s senior citizens. The meal was a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings and a dessert to follow.

The dinner started out with the song God Bless America followed by the invocation. Marlene Stonelake gave a presentation on the history of the Bicentennial apartments. People were able to enjoy their meals while Jim McIsaac introduced the Board of Directors.

After the meal was wrapped up, they gave a presentation on the Grant Awards, the money given was raised by the interest that was collected on the loan from the sale of the Bicentennial Apartments back on June 6th.

The committee looked to give the money to 501C organizations and organizations that help the seniors in our community, all together the grand total was $125,000.

The award recipients are as follows:

  • American Legion $3,000 to replace a Hot Water Heater and New tables

  • Youth Challenge Foundation $3000 Scholarships

  • Dillon Friends of the Library $2,000 Large print books

  • BVHD County Museum $10,000

  • BVHD Wood Bank $18,00 Skid steer and wood

  • BVHD Senior Center $3,000 Assistance providing food

  • Dillon Tree Board $1,500 Pavers

  • United Way of Beaverhead County $3,000 Rent

  • Dillon Concert Association $10,000 Concerts

  • Dillon Fire Department $28,000 Outfit new engine and signage

  • Twin Food Bank $3,000 Assistance providing food

  • Dillon Elks $1,000 Christmas Dinner

  • SWMT Family YMCA $8,100 Exercise Equipment, Scholarships for senior memberships

  • BVHD Food Pantry $20,000 Purchase food, pave lot, power generator, refinish floor, outdoor heating, refrigerated trailer

  • Grasshopper Fire Dept $1,000 Equipment

  • Twin Bridges FD $1,000 Equipment

  • Twin Bridges Library $1,000 Large Print Books

  • Lima Fire Dept $1,000 Equipment

  • Sheridan Fire Department $1,000 Equipment/building fund

  • Lima Community Pool $1,000 Seating/shade

  • Ruby Valley Food Bank $1,000 Assistance providing food

  • Sheridan Senior Center $1,000 Senior meal program

  • Sheridan Public Library $1,000 Large print books

  • Sheridan Swimming Pool $1,000 Shade and seating

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner $400

  • Twin Bridges Senior Center $1,000

Jim McIsaac Introduces the board of directors

Marlene Stonelake gives a history of the Bicentennial apartments

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