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Stone County SPCA Receives $15,000 Grant

The Stone County S.P.C.A received $15,000 yesterday to help fund the costs of enlarging the main building of the animal shelter. An 800 square foot building will be built to house cats. This will allow more animals to be housed in the shelter in Wiggins.

The Stone County SPCA says every year since the shelter opened, the number of animals coming in has increased by 20 percent. Last year, the shelter took in 1,000 animals.

The Jack A. & Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund was established in 2001 to provide competitive grants for qualifying organizations classified as public charities under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code that deliver programs for or with animals. All grants from this fund are for the welfare of animals and all animals are to be included.

Community Foundation Awards $7,000 in Education Grants

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is excited to announce that it has recently awarded $7,000 to Mississippi Gulf Coast entities for educational projects from the Anthony Dartez Endowment Fund and the Pat Santucci Education Fund.

The Anthony Dartez Endowment Fund was established in April 1995. The fund provides grants for services including, but not limited to the training and educational needs of the physically and mentally challenged. Grants of $1,000 each were awarded to the Hancock County School District for its Literacy Center project at Hancock High, to Disability Connection for its Community Assist project, and to St. Martin Middle School for the “Clay Kids” project.

The Pat Santucci Education Fund supports projects that impact public education and also special education in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Stone, Pearl River and George County School Districts. Grants of $1,000 each were awarded to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art for its WAMA Children’s Summer Workshops, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art for its South MS PreK4Ward Art Initiative, Gulfport Little Theatre for its Youth Program for the Arts, and Pecan Park Elementary School for its Chapter by Chapter project.

Rotary Club of Biloxi Scholarship

Congratulations to Haley Herndon of Biloxi High School, Mackenzie Miller of D’Iberville High, Adrienne Hogue of Biloxi High School and Thoman Collins, Jr. of St. Patrick Catholic for receiving the Rotary Club of Biloxi’s 2013-2014 scholarships!