The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from December 2022, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation, funded by the David Nutt Fund for Lindsborg.
The Associated Churches of Lindsborg – $10,000
TACOL recently completed an addition to the Thrift Store; however it left an area designated as mechanical room left untouched. It needs sheet rock on walls, ceiling tiles, insulation, and lighting to bring it up to the level of the rest of the building. There is no insulation in this area, and we will lose heating and cooling efficiency if not addressed. Work is to cost: $3,800. for the contractor, and another $1,000 for the electrician. The new receiving area has old lighting and it is not adequate for the amount of work that is taking place there. The electrician will remove ballasts and wire for LED bulbs which will improve efficiency and provide better lighting for $1,050.00. The Mechanical room and the facility needs to add several shelving units – $1,150. Payments on the completed addition are $2,172.49 monthly with approximately half this amount in interest. We are asking $3,000 to be added to the regular monthly payment.
City of Lindsborg Recreation Department – $7,500
One of my goals this year as the Recreation Director is to improve what we currently have to make Lindsborg a better place to live. When thinking of how I can do that, the Lindsborg Swimming Pool comes to mind. Making a Splash project at the Lindsborg Swimming Pool (LSP) would include adding a new 18×24 metal shed, buying Epoxy Flooring to cover the bathrooms and entrance walkway, and purchasing exterior paint to lift up the current look of the pool admissions area and bathhouse. By being able to get a new shed, we would be able to store The Wavemakers starting blocks, our lap lines (which are currently stored outside due to space), Water Aerobics and Swim Lesson Equipment, as well as our pool vacuums. This is all currently stored in the bathhouse and storage closet, that is also used for chemicals. Epoxy flooring would help with the cleanliness and safety of our patrons, along with paint that would update the look and bring new life to the building.