The Night on the Square in Lancaster is an annual celebration, and it’s also when the Lancaster Community Fund announces its’ grant awards for the year. Ten grants were presented last night (7/17) totaling just over $17,000. Among the organizations and projects that were funded were the City of Lancaster and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, in support of the annual Night on the Square celebration. The city also received a grant for the Lancaster Sluggers non-profit baseball group, for dugout and facility improvements to the main baseball diamond at Memorial Park.

The Grant Regional Health Center received a grant to establish a new program, Healthy Directions Lancaster, while the Lancaster Association of Churches,  Lancaster Food Pantry received a grant for the purchase of food. Other grant awards were made to Wisconsin Badger Camp for the purchase of an automated external defibrillator, Southwest Opportunities Center in Lancaster to help with the purchase of a multi-purpose service cart for the dining and activity area, and the Lancaster Fire Department. It allows the department to buy an ATV trailer.

Grants were also awarded to Winskill Elementary School, the Southern Grant Road Crew, and Maple Street Kids Daycare. The grant to the Road Crew will help with vehicle replacement. Winskill will use the funds to acquire bike helmets for kids who participate in the Fit 4 Life – Safe 4 Life initiative, and Maple Street Kids Daycare will use the grant money to buy playground equipment. Monies awarded Thursday are from the Morse Family Fund, the Schacht Family Fund, the Jim Hoehl Memorial, and the Lancaster Community Endowment Fund.