Fifty-One Projects Share Over $150,000 From Riverboat Foundation

Larchwood, Iowa — Fifty-one projects from around the tri-state area have won grants of up to $3000 from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation in their annual mini-grant giveaway.

The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation says that during the 2023 mini-grant cycle, 97 applicants applied for grants totaling nearly $280,000.

The foundation is the non-profit license holder for Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort near Larchwood. As such it receives a certain portion of the casino’s take, which it gives out in grants to government subdivisions and to non-profit projects.

Some of the projects closest to Sheldon to receive funding included (all for $3000) Northwest Iowa Community College  for Trauma Simulation Equipment and Materials, the Sheldon Community School District for Orab Baseball Field Renovations, the City of Hospers for South Side Park Ball Diamond Lights, the George-Little Rock Community School District for MS/HS Uniform Updates, Lil Mustangs Child Care Center for Furniture for Growing Rooms, Hawkeye Point Foundation  for a Hawkeye Point Campground Campsite Paving Project, the McCallum Museum for Mobile Artwork and Portfolio Storage, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office  for a Patrol Vehicle Lighting Upgrade, the Osceola County Sportsman’s Club for a Trap Thrower at the Otter Creek Shooting Complex, and the Sibley Housing and Development Corporation for a project called, “A Facelift for Sibley.”

Several other projects in Rock Rapids, Sibley, and Sioux Falls received funding, as did many projects elsewhere.

Here’s the full list:

1 Almost Home Canine Rescue Old Souls at Almost Home $3,000.00 Sioux Falls
2 Center for Financial Education Marketing Projects for CFE/ATLAS Merge $3,000.00 Sioux Center
3 City of Doon-Parks & Rec Edging Around Playground Equipment $3,000.00 Doon
4 City of Hospers South Side Park Ball Diamond Lights $3,000.00 Hospers
5 City of Rock Rapids Island Park Improvements $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
6 City of Tea Youth Baseball and Softball Equipment Upgrades $3,000.00 Tea
7 Crooks Area Working Together Crooks Community Days Family Fun Day $3,000.00 Crooks
8 Doon Economic Development Corporation Fitness Room Equipment $3,000.00 Doon
9 Ellsworth Public School Science Equipment including a 3D Printer $3,000.00 Ellsworth
10 Family Visitation Center Replacement of carpet in hallways and common use areas $3,000.00 Sioux Falls
11 Friends of Doon Foundation Fitness Room Equipment $3,000.00 Doon
12 George-Little Rock Community School District MS/HS Uniform Updates $3,000.00 George
13 Granite Threshermen’s Association (GTA) Berdahl-Rolvaag House Improvements $3,000.00 Granite
14 Hawkeye Point Foundation Hawkeye Point Campground Campsite Paving Project $3,000.00 Sibley
15 Inwood Fire and Rescue PPE Project $3,000.00 Inwood
16 Inwood Summer Recreation Committee Hitting machine and stations and Kids Club supplies $2,500.00 Inwood
17 IOOF Sioux Falls Lodge #9 Unmarked Grave Marking Project $3,000.00 Crooks
18 Larchwood Public Library Library Remodel Phase 2 $3,000.00 Larchwood
19 Larchwood Sioux Fire Board Fire Fighting and Life Saving Equipment $3,000.00 Larchwood
20 LifeScape Therapy’s SaeboMAS dynamic mobile arm $3,000.00 Sioux Falls
21 Lil Mustangs Child Care Center Furniture for Growing Rooms $2,500.00 George
22 Little Rock Township Road Groomer $3,000.00 Adrian
23 Luverne Initiatives for Tomorrow Plaza on Main Development & Events $3,000.00 Luverne
24 Luverne Street Music Assistance with operating expenses $3,000.00 Luverne
25 Lyon County Community Childcare: Wiggles and Giggles Continued Growth Needs for Center $2,765.14 Larchwood
26 Lyon County Historical Society Window shades, curtains and printer replacement $2,800.00 Rock Rapids
27 McCallum Museum Mobile Artwork and Portfolio Storage $3,000.00 Sibley
28 Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. County Crisis Funds $3,000.00 Remsen
29 Midwest Honor Flight New Database for Missions/Waiting List $3,000.00 Sioux Center
30 Northwest Iowa Community College Trauma Simulation Equipment and Materials $3,000.00 Sheldon
31 Ocheyedan Senior Activity Center Smart TV Wall Mounted, lnsulate Wall & Entry, Replace Door $02,923. Ocheyedan
32 Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Vehicle Lighting Upgrade $3,000.00 Sibley
33 Osceola County Sportsman’s Club Otter Creek Shooting Complex Trap Thrower $3,000.00 Sibley
34 Rapids Theatre Preservation Society 2023 Electrical Improvements $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
35 Rivers Bend Campground Pickleball Courts $3,000.00 Rock Valley
36 Rock County Historical Society Custom Cabinets for Archives $3,000.00 Luverne
37 Rock Rapids Area Development Foundation Purchase of Recreational Equipment $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
38 Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce Community beautification $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
39 Rock Rapids Gun Club Club facilities updating $2,500.00 Rock Rapids
40 Rock Rapids Kids Club Infant & Toddler Movement $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
41 Rock Rapids Kiwanis Club Picnic Tables at Borman-Forster Fields $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
42 Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities Basketball Court Lighting $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
43 Rock Rapids Mural Society Sealing Existing Murals $3,000.00 Rock Rapids
44 Rock Valley Gun Club Foundation 4th Trap Voice Release System and Scorer Tower $3,000.00 Rock Valley
45 SD Achieve dba LifeScape Day Services Green Space Expansion $3,000.00 Sioux Falls
46 Sheldon Community School District Orab Baseball Field Renovations $3,000.00 Sheldon
47 Sibley Housing and Development Corporation A Facelift for Sibley $3,000.00 Sibley
48 Sibley Public Library Create projects, remove germs, and wash toys! $3,000.00 Sibley
49 Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Child’s sit ski for Great Bear $2,750.00 Sioux Falls
50 Sioux Falls Jefferson High School – Wrestling Program Training equipment and spirit wear $3,000.00 Sioux Falls
51 Tracy House Museum Landscaping with rock and gravel around historic shed $3,000.00 Ocheyedan