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Platteville Community Fund awards fall grants
More than $14,000 awarded in fall cycle
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Recipients of fall-cycle grants from the Platteville Community Fund include (front, from left) Rick Udelhofen and Arlene Siss of the Grant County Historical Society, Amy Seeboth and Beth Frieders of the Platteville Community Arboretum, Cindy Martens of the Platteville Holiday Project, Heidi Dyas-McBeth of the Platteville Main Street Program Sustainability Committee, Jennifer Crubel of Southwest Opportunity Center, (back) Rand Atkinson of the Platteville Community Arboretum, Duane Ford of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Dwight Klaassen of The Platteville Chorale, Inc., Lindsay Nieman and Cody Warner of Family Advocates, and Jack Luetke of the Platteville Main Street Program.

Platteville-area organizations received Platteville Community Fund grants at the fund’s fall grant reception Thursday.

Grant recipients include:

•    Family Advocates, for the Kids in Transition project.

•    The Grant County Historical Society for UV mitigation shades for the Laura Rountree Stone Cottage.

•    The Platteville Chorale Inc, in support of the Platteville Children’s Choir regional tour.

•    The Platteville Community Arboretum to purchase GPS devices for the environmental education lending library, a self-propelled field and brush mower, and signage for the arboretum trail.

•    The Platteville Holiday Project to fund new books for each child.

•    Platteville Main Street, Inc., for its build a bike rack competition.

•    Southwest Opportunities Center to upgrade its Human Services vehicle.

•    Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Foundation for computers for the Platteville Outreach Center.

The fund awarded more than $14,000 in grants in its fall cycle, out of the $37,223 sought in 18 grant applications.

The Platteville Community Fund accepts grant applications twice yearly. For more information, contact Eileen Nickels, 778-2959, or Barb Daus, 778-3344,, or visit