A tradition was started in 2016 by the Grow Greene County board of directors to surprise deserving agencies in Greene County with a Give Back Award during the holiday season. This year on the heels of a very successful referendum vote the Grow Greene County board gave four Give Back Awards.
It all started on Nov. 11 when board members made a surprise $5,000 donation to VFW Post 9599 to assist them with needed roof repairs.
On Nov. 16 GGC board members surprised Adopt a Family with $5,000 to be used toward their holiday food baskets and Operation Warm Heart which provides winter coats to persons in need.
The fun continued Nov. 17 when board members were able to donate to the ARC food pantry $5,000 that will benefit the purchase of meat for distribution at the food pantry.
The final award was given out on Dec. 13 to the Greene County 4-H Foundation to assist them in renovations to the 4-H Clover Café on the Greene County Fair grounds.
Grow Greene County board members enjoy the giving of these awards and know that the entities receiving the gifts reach residents from across the county.
Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation, the local nonprofit corporation that holds the state gaming license in Greene County, distributed almost $1.8 million in grants at its 8th annual Awards Night, held April 4, 2023 in the Greene Room at Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson. Grow Greene County board members call it “the highlight of their […]
October 1st Grow Greene County has released its Competitive Grant Application for the eighth round of grants that will be distributed to nonprofit, governmental and charitable organizations from Greene County which submit a successful application for a project. The application can be downloaded from the Grow Greene County website, www.growgreenecounty.org. Completed applications are due by 4:00 […]
Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation, the local nonprofit corporation that holds the state gaming license in Greene County, distributed almost $ 1.5 million worth of grants at its 7th Annual Awards Night, conducted in person at Wild Rose Jefferson April 5. Grow Greene County board members agree it is the highlight of their year to […]
Wild Rose Jefferson opens Monday afternoon to word-of-mouth crowd 2015/07/13 By ANDREW McGINN [email protected] It’s open. And the fact that slots were spinning and beer taps were flowing before 5 on a Monday afternoon is further proof of just how fast news travels in a small town. Wild Rose Jefferson, the $40 million casino-events center […]
Presentation to IRGC on license for Wild Rose casino GreeneCountyNewsOnline – March 7, 2014 Greene County and Jefferson were well represented at the Racing and Gaming Commission meeting March 6 in Altoona. The mood was one of excitement and anticipation Thursday morning as Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation made its presentation to the Iowa Racing […]