(STATEHOUSE) Dec. 8, 2008 - Residents of Dugger, Linton and Plainville have reason to celebrate today, as community representatives gathered at the Indiana Statehouse to receive Community Focus Fund grants for local improvements from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. These much needed grants were presented by Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, who expressed gratitude to an audience of local officials for their ongoing work to improve the lives and health of Hoosiers at the local level.
State Representative Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) was there to congratulate the grant recipients. After the presentation of awards, these community members had the opportunity to meet, chat, and have their pictures taken with the Lt. Governor and Rep. Borders.
"It's great to see so many members of my community gathered for such an event," said Rep. Borders. "They've worked very hard to get these grants and I'm as excited as they are to see the results of that work. This afternoon is a celebration of their efforts and proof that when the state and local levels work together, we all can benefit."
The Towns of Plainville and Dugger each received $500,000 for wastewater improvements and the City of Linton received $150,000 for a fire truck.
"These grants are an example of taxpayer dollars being put to good use," said Rep. Borders. "So often, what we hear about is all the ways our tax dollars are wasted. It's nice to see our money go to folks who really need it, and this is a great day."
Rep. Borders encourages local constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Statehouse toll-free at 1-800-382-9841. It is also possible to write him at 200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204