City of Caldwell Awarded $1000 Grant
Wheatland Electric, Inc. today announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1000 grant to the City of Caldwell.
The City of Caldwell submitted their request for $1000 which would help with the cost of restoring their downtown and cemetery Historical Markers. These markers make Caldwell’s downtown unique. They catch your eye and it is not uncommon to see passerby’s stop and take them in. The restoration process is lengthy and costly. The markers will be shipped to the original manufacturer who will clean and sandblast the signs. After the restoration process is completed the signs should last a lifetime. The City of Caldwell has raised more than $13,000 to help with the project.
Caldwell is the first stop on the Chisholm Trail as you enter Kansas and 2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. The celebration will bring an influx of tourists from the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Texas, both of which will be celebrating as well. The City hopes to have the markers restored and back in their original spots lining Main Street for all to enjoy.
The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have contributed an additional $5,000 each year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund should contact the Scott Community Foundation at 620-872-3790 for further details.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc., a member owned distribution cooperative headquartered in Scott City, KS, was established in 1948 as a distribution and power cooperative, in the state of Kansas. Today, Wheatland Electric serves more than 33,000 electric meters in 19 different counties and maintains over 4000 miles of distribution power lines across Western and South Central Kansas. Together, with the help of our members, Wheatland Electric is committed to building a better and stronger rural America. For more information about Wheatland visit www.weci.net.