Grand Junction Lions Club gives $32K to four organizations

The Grand Junction Lions Club is giving thousands of dollars to Fruita, but in reality the gift is worth more.

At noon Tuesday at Bananas Fun Park Pavilion, the Grand Junction Lions Club will present four checks totaling $32,600 to four organizations, including those who represent the Fruita Community Center.

The $15,000 gift the Lions Club is giving to Fruita is actually worth more than $100,000 toward the new community center under construction, because several grants Fruita was awarded for the project are contingent on the city receiving local funds, Fruita City Manager Clint Kinney said.

The Lions Club gift helps meet that local funding requirement.

“The Lions Club money was critical,” he said.

In addition to the Fruita Community Center, the Lions Club present checks for $5,000 to Colorado Discover Ability, $2,600 to Child & Migrant Services Inc. and $10,000 to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

The process of fulfilling the monetary pledges to the organizations was aided by money raised during the Lions Club’s 81st annual carnival and parade.


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