Dakota County town briefs: Eagan Founation awards civic grants

  • Updated: March 1, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Kathy Andrews led the Eagan Men’s Chorus, while IvaNell Monson, who has accompanied the group for 26 years, played the piano. The group considers its favorite, “Mighty Men of Music,” as something of a theme song. The group has won a grant from the Eagan Foundation.

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The Eagan Foundation recently awarded $8,600 to 10 local nonprofits to support a wide variety of initiatives to help make the city a better place to live, learn, work and play.

The recipients and their projects:

• 360 Communities, to purchase food for meals prepared at its shelter.

• Caponi Art Park, to support the park’s 2014 Summer Performance and Family Fun Tuesdays series.

• Cheerful Givers, to provide program support and purchase birthday gift bags for people needing the services of local shelters and food shelves.

• Dakota Center for the Arts, for the 20th anniversary of the 2014 Eagan Art Festival.

• Eagan Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, to help Eagan become a proclaimed Yellow Ribbon Community that connects service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources.

• Eagan FIRST Robotics Boosters, to purchase EV3 Lego robotic central processing units to support the continued growth of the community’s STEM program.

• Eagan’s Men’s Chorus, to help it present concerts at senior citizens facilities in Eagan or Dakota County during the year.

• Eagan’s July 4th Funfest, for the Eagan Ambassador program, in which young people network with neighboring communities through community events.

• Kids ’n Kinship, for weekly youth activities for children ages 5-16.

• ProAct Inc., to help replace a wheelchair bus.

West St. Paul

Maple syrup time again at Dodge Nature Center

Dodge Nature Center will demonstrate maple syrup making from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 22, and March 29.

Visitors to the nature center, at 365 Marie Av. W., will see how maple trees are tapped and how sap is collected for syrup. People will be able to visit the evaporator used to make the syrup and sample the finished product.


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