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Itasca-Mantrap awards $35,000 in grants

Many of the Itasca-Mantrap Co-op award recipients and representatives receiving $500 or more were on hand for a photo.

Itasca-Mantrap Co-op recently awarded $35,000 in grants to area organizations through Operation Round Up. Grants awarded now total more than $335,000 via Itasca-Mantrap Co-op customers agreeing to round up their utility bills to the nearest dollar amount.

Organizations receiving the grants included:

Akeley Chamber of Commerce-National Night Out, $500; Akeley Chamber of Commerce-Paul Bunyan Days Committee, $550; Akeley Community Library $250; American Legion-Honor Guard, Park Rapids, $500; Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center, Park Rapids, $400;

Boy Scout Troop 58 - Park Rapids, $400; Boy Scouts of America Nevis Troop 56, $400; Camp Wilderness - Northern Lights Council, $250; Central Lakes Search and Rescue, Garfield, $660; Central Minnesota Council Boy Scouts, Sartell, $1,000; Century Elementary School, $350; Cub Scouts Pack 56 Nevis, $500;

East Hubbard County Fire Protection District, Akeley, $3,000; Headwaters Animal Shelter, $500; Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning, $350; Helping Hands through Century PTA, $1,000; HOWA Family Center/Northern Cass Kinship Partners, Walker, $1,000; Hubbard County 4-H (Ag Day) $370; Hubbard County 4-H (Nat'l Science Education), $350;

Hubbard County Historical Society, $1,000; Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, $500; Hubbard County Youth Drug & Alcohol Task Force, $850; Kinship of the Park Rapids Area, $750; Lake Country Scenic Byway Association, $600; Leech Lake Youth Hockey, Walker, $500; Let's Go Fishing Heartland Chapter, Park Rapids, $500; Let's Go Fishing w/Seniors Lakes Area Chapter, Hackensack, $500; Living At Home of the Park Rapids Area, $750;

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Senior Nutrition, Menahga site, $800; Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Senior Nutrition, Park Rapids site, $500; Marine Corps League Detachment #1109, $450; Nemeth Art Center (formerly North Country Museum of Arts), $1,000; Nevis Baseball Booster Club, $300; Nevis Boys Basketball Association $300; Nevis Girls Basketball Association, $300; Nevis Community Education - ISD #308, $500; Nevis Football, $400; Nevis Football Booster Club, $300; Nevis Girls Softball Team, $300; Nevis PTA-Tigers For Learning, $500; Nevis Public School - Special Education, $500; Nevis Senior Center, $500; North Country Trail Association - Itasca Moraine Chapter, $350; Northwoods Arts Council, Hackensack, $300; Park Rapids Amateur Hockey Association Inc., $1,500; Park Rapids Area High School - Business Professionals of America, $500; Park Rapids High School DCD Program - ISD #309, $750; Park Rapids Area High School - Senior Slam, $250; Park Rapids Area School District #309 - Be Kind Program, $500; Park Rapids Area School District #309 - Weight Room, $300; Park Rapids Area Schools/Middle School Girls Tennis, $100; Park Rapids Boys Tennis-Varsity and JV, $330; Park Rapids Junior Olympics Volleyball, $300; Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council - Art Leap 2012, $375; Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council-PRLAAC Medici Project, $425; Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council - Youth Music & Arts Showcase IV, $400; Park Rapids Schools - Kindergarten, $730; Pine Point Community Council, Ponsford, $1,250; Pine Point Pow Wow Committee, Ponsford, $250; Walker Hackensack Akeley Community Education, $960; Walker Hackensack Akeley ISD 113-Speech Therapy Program, $500.