POET Biorefining – Ashton Gives Grants To Local Causes

Ashton, Iowa — The company that runs a local ethanol plant has given some grants to local causes.

Officials with POET Bioprocessing – Ashton tell us they have awarded $4,400 in grants through POET’s 2024 Community Impact Grant Program. The funds were donated through POET’s 2024 Community Impact Grant Program, which awards grants to a variety of causes throughout the more than 30 communities in which the company operates.

The Ashton Summer Recreation Program was awarded $500 to purchase two new bikes for the annual Bike-Walk-Run fundraiser.

The Sheldon Fire Company received $1,900 to purchase two manifolds that connect any fire department’s standard hoses to the Sheldon department’s ladder truck.

Sheldon Golden Corn FFA was awarded $1,500 to offset the cost of lumber, stain, and other materials needed to build a people-mover with sides and seats. The people-mover will replace the hay racks used to transport people at fundraisers and events.

And the Ashton Public Library received $500 to start a summer program for local children. The funds will be used to purchase Legos and games to use as prizes.

Terry Hulburt, General Manager at POET Bioprocessing – Ashton says, “At POET, culture is king, and giving back to our communities is a huge part of what makes us who we are. We are proud to be a part of this community and proud to support organizations that are working to make it a better place.”

Company officials say that through POET’s annual Community Impact Grant Program, individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects aimed at changing their community for the better. The next grant cycle will open in the spring of 2025. For more information, they say you can visit poet.com/grants.

For photos of the donations, visit: https://poet.box.com/s/c9dqtzmaqyf94qkrb9l45g3c6l22mlz6