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Wheatland Sharing Success Fund awards Hamilton County Library $1000 grant

Scott City(September 20, 2013)- Wheatland Electric, Inc. today, announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1000 grant to the Hamilton County Library in Syracuse, KS.

The library and teen librarian, Amy Brucker, submitted their request for the $1000 grant which would help to fund their new “Build Teens Tough” project.  The project includes the creation/renovation of a room in the library dedicated to junior high and high school students for both educational and social purposes.

The renovations to the room include; painting walls, refinishing and staining existing bookshelves and storage spaces and purchasing items that will give the room a more modern feel but still remain functional for social and educational activities.  The students who make up the “Library Leadership Group” will be performing the bulk of the renovations themselves under the supervision of Brucker.  In addition, the students would like to update some of the resources and materials to those more fitting for young adults as well as providing a coffeehouse atmosphere.  The students have been actively involved in the fundraising aspect of the project and continue to look for additional ways to finance the project.

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.  The program will 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


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