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5 projects get Make Greer Great grants

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Staff Report
Published Nov. 10, 2015

Local nonprofit Partnership for Tomorrow has named the recipients of the Make Greer Great reimbursement grants. The grant program was intended for anyone in the Greer community with an idea or project to enhance the Greer area.

In total, about $8,500 was awarded, according to Katie Witherspoon at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, which coordinates the program.

The winners are:

  • Depot Street and Randall Street Landscape Beautification Project, led by Bruce Viehman with the Greer Recreation Department.
  • Trade Street Park Bench, by Vaughn Bragg, Pour Sports Pub.
  • Downtown Bike Racks, Scott Stevens, Greer Station Association.
  • Little Free Library, Read Greer, Greenville First Steps Program.
  • School Beautification Project, Greer Middle Charter High School.

“Partnership for Tomorrow is focused on not only planning for the future, but developing our community today. We are proud to award these grants that will directly impact the Greer community in tangible ways,” said William Marcus, chairman of the Make Greer Great program. “While we received many worthy applications, the committee did a great job selecting the grantees that best personified Make Greer Great.”

Grantees were selected based on their project’s overall impact on the community and ability to complete in the given timeframe. The Partnership for Tomorrow received more than 15 applications for the grant. All projects are expected to be completed by July.

Founded in 1998, the Partnership for Tomorrow is a collaborative effort between the community and local organizations — including the city of Greer, Greer Development Corp. and the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce — to plan for the future vitality and longevity of the Greater Greer area.

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