Riepe wins $5000 for two Massac County agencies
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On April 10, two $2500 checks are awarded.  From left: Marvin Reipe, Mike Childers, Massac County Fire Chief, Lowell Loverkamp, Massac County Fire District treasurer and Patrick Conyes, Monsanto district sales manager.  Childers said the money being received will go toward the purchase of new fire hose.
On April 10, two $2500 checks are awarded. From left: Marvin Reipe, Mike Childers, Massac County Fire Chief, Lowell Loverkamp, Massac County Fire District treasurer and Patrick Conyes, Monsanto district sales manager. Childers said the money being received will go toward the purchase of new fire hose.
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Another presentation is made to the Massac County Community Center.  From left are: Reipe, Roseanne Wilkins, Youth Fair treasurer, Vicki Taylor, Youth Fair board member and community center coordinator, and Conyes.  Taylor said there are always on-going projects around the community center.  She said additional camping spaces are needed for the Youth Fair and says the money will probably go toward some electrical upgrade work.

— By Michele Longworth | Metropolis Planet
Another presentation is made to the Massac County Community Center. From left are: Reipe, Roseanne Wilkins, Youth Fair treasurer, Vicki Taylor, Youth Fair board member and community center coordinator, and Conyes. Taylor said there are always on-going projects around the community center. She said additional camping spaces are needed for the Youth Fair and says the money will probably go toward some electrical upgrade work. — By Michele Longworth | Metropolis Planet
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Press Release

Marvin Riepe, of O Fallon, has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations.

To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the U.S.D.A. winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double the donation, a total of $5000 to further support the community.

Massac County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Riepe, the opportunity to place two $2500 donations. Riepe, who owns farmland in Massac County, selected Massac County Volunteer Fire Department and Massac County Community Center.

In 1271 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.
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