Lions Club awards grants, starts process for 2017

The Grand Junction Lions Club has presented a total of nearly $13,000 in grants  to three recipients, the last of $125,000 the club has given away this year.

The club also has started the process for determining grants for next year.

The Grand Junction Lions Club presented checks to three recipients: $8,750 to Community Hospital to construct the Lions Loop walking path, $2,000 to Fruita Monument High School for a pitching machine and batting cages and $2,000 to Holy Family Catholic School for playground equipment.

The club has granted a total of $125,000 to 16 recipients this year, proceeds from its annual benefit carnival in February.

“The Grand Junction Lions Club is very excited today to be celebrating the end of another season of awarding grants to deserving organizations who do great work in our community and to kick off our community betterment committee 2017 grant application season,” said Craig Glogowski, president of the club.

“Our club motto is do the most good for the most people. These projects, and others like them, that we have partnered with will have a direct and positive impact on the Grand Valley for years to come,” Glogowski added.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Oct. 28 for 2017 grants. Applications and requirements for consideration are available online on the website at Applications also may be picked up at Brown’s Show Fit, located at 425 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction. All applications must be returned to Brown’s Shoe Fit.