Farm Credit Illinois recently awarded a community improvement grant in the amount of $400 to the Lads & Lassies 4-H club of Saline County.
The club used the grant funds to complete projects in the village of Galatia. Members painted parking curbs at the library, replaced boards and painted bleachers at both the park and grade school ball diamond. Club members learned the importance of communicating and teamwork as they complete a job. Members will monitor their projects for wear and tear.
Lads & Lassies were one of 50 4-H clubs and FFA chapters to receive a community improvement grant from Farm Credit Illinois in 2017. A total of $20,000 in grant funds has been awarded to clubs and chapters making tangible contributions in their communities by implementing an improvement project.