Grow Greene County provides $18,200 to Dallas County Foundation

Members of Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation were at the Dallas County Foundation’s annual awards banquet at the Hotel Pattee in Perry Sept. 13 when $111,085 was awarded in a total of 21 grants.

The Dallas County Foundation, comparable to the Greene County Community Foundation, distributes gaming proceeds to charitable and community betterment projects. The Foundation’s funding stream swelled by $18,200 with a contribution from Grow Greene County of funds generated at Wild Rose Casino.

The funds from Grow Greene County were awarded to the Raccoon River Valley Trail for the construction of restrooms along the bike trail in Dallas Center.

Per the agreement between Wild Rose Casino and Grow Greene County, Grow Greene County receives 5 percent of the casino’s annual gross gaming receipts. One-fifth of that amount is distributed to the community foundations in the counties contiguous to Greene. The Code of Iowa requires casinos provide at least 3 percent of gross gaming receipts to its qualified sponsoring organization, the non-profit group that holds the gaming license.

Also of interest to Greene County residents, the Dallas County Foundation awarded $20,000 to the Dallas County conservation board toward connecting the Raccoon River Valley Trail to the High Trestle Trail. ~The Perry News contributed to this post.

Pictured are (from left) Dallas County Foundation treasurer Tim Canney, Kate Neese and Peg Raney of Grow Greene County, Bob King accepting the check, Rick Morain of Grow Greene County, and Dallas County Foundation president Susan Brelsford. | photo by The Perry News
Pictured are (from left) Dallas County Foundation treasurer Tim Canney, Kate Neese and Peg Raney of Grow Greene County, Bob King accepting the check, Rick Morain of Grow Greene County, and Dallas County Foundation president Susan Brelsford. | photo by The Perry News
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