Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants have been awarded to two organizations within Alpine Communications service area.  Main Street Elkader Cultural & Entertainment District Committee, a subset of Main Street Elkader received a grant for $450.00 to purchase 10 recycling hampers for the upcoming Art in the Park event.  St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo received a grant for $300.00 towards a chair lift. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, our Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowan communities. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant application.

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St. Peter Lutheran Church – Pictured: Joe Craig, Aureon; St. Peter Lutheran Church members Jane Thein, Samantha Johnson, and Joyce Schoulte

Main Street Elkader Cultural & Entertainment District Committee – Pictured: Joe Craig, Aureon; Art in the Park Committee members Kris Grover, Leslie Gibbons, and Roger Thomas; and Dirk Buckman, Alpine Communications

Main Street Elkader Cultural & Entertainment District Committee – Pictured: Joe Craig, Aureon; Art in the Park Committee members Kris Grover, Leslie Gibbons, and Roger Thomas; and Dirk Buckman, Alpine Communications

Aureon, the new name for Iowa Network Services, created the grant program in 1993 to increase service and support to rural independent telecommunications companies and the communities they serve. The Aureon Charity Grant Program awards grants on a quarterly basis. Over the course of twelve years, Aureon has donated over $850,000 to local communities and their surrounding areas. We believe in rewarding various organizations for their passion and dedication to advancing their own neighborhoods. Each proposal that is chosen by our Grant Committee reflects the organization’s enthusiasm for serving their communities. Aureon looks forward to aiding future community-improvement projects and extends our best wishes to your own community development.  Visit www.alpinecom.net/library/aureon-charity-grant/ to obtain a copy of the Aureon Charity Grant Program application.