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Tea Area Community Fund awards grants

The Tea Area Community Fund (TACF) awarded $9,000 in grants to 13 local non-profit organizations April 15 during its annual meeting.

“These grants were made possible thanks to so many businesses and individuals who have generously contributed to our endowment fund over the years,” TACF President Sandy Cheney said. “That fund keeps growing and will continue to provide financial support every year for worthwhile community projects such as these. Each of these projects will enhance our community.”

This is the 12th year that the TACF, an endowment fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, has presented grants to support projects that benefit and enhance the quality of life for Tea area residents. The presentation took place at Tea City Hall.

Grant recipients, awards and project descriptions: Tea Food Pantry, $900, food items and gift cards; Junior Achievement, $500, to implement a new third-grade program; Morgan Lane Village, $550, toward purchase of a van; Trinity Lutheran Church, $400, to help host a community picnic at Teapot Days; Tea Community Hall/Senior Citizen Center, $2,000, kitchen renovation;

Tea Police Department, $400, to purchase water-rescue discs; Tea American Legion Auxiliary, $450, dictionaries for third-graders at Legacy and Frontier schools; Tea Area Music Boosters, $700, music folders and storage; Tempo Soccer, $400, pop-up goals, medicine balls, agility ladders; Tea Area Middle School, $1,000, 3D printer; Tea Historical Society, $500, teapot-display cabinets; Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization, $200, spring carnival; Tea Area Community Scholarship Fund, $1,000, scholarships for Tea Area High School graduating seniors.

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