Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield Trust gives $25K in 2016 grant cycle

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The economic development group Envision Woodward received a $5,000 grant from the Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield Trust toward restoration of the Woodward Centennial Mural.

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Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield

The Woodward-centered Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield Trust announced Monday the names of 11 recipients of more than $25,000 in grants in its 2016 funding cycle.

The non-profit charitable trust, established in 2000 through the will of longtime Woodward resident Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield, funds worthy local projects in “educational, civic, cultural, historical, recreational, charitable and religious” improvements in Woodward and the surrounding area.

Recipients in the 2016 grant cycle include:

Woodward-Granger Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) received $575 to allow five students to attend FCCLA State Star Events in Des Moines.

Woodward Golf and Recreation received $2,000 for the removal of a maple tree and repairs and improvements to the pool area.

Hawks Dugout Club received $4,000 toward the purchase of bleachers, a press box and press-box support for the high school baseball field.

Woodward Public Library accepted $2,550 for after-school and summer reading programs, creative adult programming, a DVD repair machine and a one-year subscription to the Des Moines Register.

Woodward-Granger Middle School received $4,500 for a two-day eighth grade leadership program at Y Camp.

Woodward-Granger Youth Softball was granted $750 for the purchase of equipment, balls, field chalk and uniforms and visors.

Woodward-Granger 14U Baseball received $600 for the purchase of equipment, balls and tournament entry fees.

Envision Woodward! received $5,000 toward the restoration of the Woodward Centennial Mural.

Woodward-Granger School District was awarded $2,125.83 as 50 percent matching funds for a self-maintained speed-limit sign and warning light to be placed outside the new elementary school building.

Woodward United Methodist Church received $3,600 for Christian education and study and to support youth groups.

Scholarships totaling $6,000 will be awarded to Woodward-Granger High School students and graduates for their post-high school education.

Applications for the Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield Trust grants are due each year by April 1. Questions about the grant/scholarship guidelines and requests for application forms may be directed to the Directors of the Trust Chairperson Milt Heifner, Vice-chairperson Mike Ramsey and Secretary Rich Danilson or to C. Scott Finneseth of Finneseth, Dalen and Powell PLC, attorneys for the Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield Trust.

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