LCRA, City of Moulton award $20,000 grant to Moulton American Legion

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LCRA and City of Moulton representatives present a $20,000 grant to the Geier-Merrem American Legion Post 392 to upgrade its hall with new windows and ceiling tiles. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; Rick Arnic, LCRA Regional Affairs representative; Johnnie Dierschke, legion post commander; Alvin Kocian, legion post adjutant; Steve Fojtik, legion post second commander; James Freytag, legion post executive director; LuAnn Rogers, Moulton city administrator; and Ray Black, legion post finance director.

The Lower Colorado River Authority and City of Moulton have awarded a $20,000 community development grant to the Geier-Merrem American Legion Post 392 in Moulton to help the organization upgrade its hall with new windows and ceiling tiles.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant will help make the facility more energy efficient, which will reduce maintenance costs, and make the venue more appealing to people wanting to hold events there. The post will contribute $8,300 in matching funds to the project.

“The American Legion hall has been a gathering place for the Moulton community since the hall was first built in 1959,” said James Freytag, the post’s executive director. “But 60 years is a long time for any building to go without major improvements. This wonderful grant will help the Moulton American Legion continue to serve our community for many years to come.”

The American Legion has lost rental income in recent years due to the condition of the building. Post 392 has made some upgrades, but has not been able to replace the building’s original wood-framed windows and ceiling tiles due to lack of funds.

The community grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Moulton is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted July 1-31, 2019. More information is available at
lcra.org/cdpp.

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit
lcra.org.

Media Contact
Clara Tuma
512–578–3292
clara.tuma@lcra.org


Source: LCRA Business News

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