Granada Gets GoCO Grant

Granada was awarded $192,465 for improvements to the school athletic fields and the town park. Granada town board member, Jarene DeBono said the community can thank the combined efforts of Mayor Leslie Baca and Principal Leo LaPrairie and Administrator Ty Kemp from the high school, working on the grant application.

DeBono said the funds are earmarked for new lights for the football and baseball fields and bleachers, as well as new playground equipment for the town park. DeBono said she and the town board is, “tickled pink” over receiving the award, “This is a real boost to us,” she commented.
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DeBono said the town turned out this past Friday, the day before Granada-Bristol Days, for a hamburger BBQ fundraiser to benefit the town’s first responders and fire crew. “We really need a new fire truck,” she said, adding thanks to the local and Lamar businesses that supported the event. “About 140 meals were served on Friday, and we had a silent and a bidding auction and a raffle to help raise funds,” she added. Granada Town Clerk, Jackie Mason informed The Prowers Journal, the BBQ and auction raised $2,586.

by Russ Baldwin

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