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Big grants translate into big fun through summer learning for Adrian 2040 program

ADRIAN – The Adrian 2040 program has received more than $93,000 in grants to drive a series of educational programs aimed at youth.The nonprofit Adrian 2040, established in 2018, involves residents who want to craft a plan for what the community will look like in 20 years.The five top goals of the program are to beautify the town, spark economic development, hold community events, promote safe neighborhoods and encourage a healthy community.The program was notified recently it was in line to receive a $91,000 grant from the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts, a statewide coalition of education service districts.In early July the group learned it would receive $2,500 from the Roundhouse Foundation, an Oregon nonprofit.The money will help spur more than 10 summer, fall and winter learning programs that will include more than 130 youth, said Angie Sillonis, secretary of Adrian . . .