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Wheatland Electric awards $1,000 Sharing Success Grant for additional lighting project at Heizer Park
Mayor Cody Schmidt, Austin LaViolette, Property Maintenance Enforcement Manager and Scott Keeler, Director of Public Lands, accept a $1,000 Sharing Success grant presented by Regan Reif, Member Services and Key Accounts Manager at Wheatland Electric.

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the City of Great Bend.

The funds will be used to install additional lighting at Heizer Park, commented Kendal Francis, Great Bend City Administrator, with the intent to provide a safer environment and additional hours for the community to enjoy the park. Francis added that extended recreational hours at the park will allow for additional activities and events to be held at the park in the future. 

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on Dec. 1, 2012.  Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $10,000 this 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 can apply online at Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or