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Sunflower's EEC earns grants for training, playground equipment

Ty Gibson plays at the front of the new caterpillar at the Sunflower Diversified playground. Trai Mitchell peeks out the side of the new playground equipment that was purchased with a local grant.

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               A local philanthropic organization and local business recently awarded a total of three grants to Sunflower’s Early Education Center (EEC). The funds have helped finance advanced training and playground equipment.

          The Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) and Midwest Energy provided the funds to the non-profit entity.

          One GBCF grant made it possible for staff to attend a conference in Wichita to learn the most up-to-date information pertaining to mental health, said Cathy Estes, Sunflower children’s services coordinator.

          “This conference was so important but we couldn’t have attended without this grant,” Estes noted. “Training often takes a back ...


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