Community Highlight!

Partners in PRIDE Project:
Lucas Grassroots Art Sites Brochure Map
Lucas PRIDE set to creating a walking/driving tour map of Lucas Grassroots Art Sites with their Partners in PRIDE grant, and here is the wonderful result in the words of a member of the Lucas PRIDE community:
The purpose of the Walking/Driving Tour Map of Lucas Grassroots Art Sites Brochure project was to hire a map designer, print the maps, and provide a new tourist information area at the Bowl Plaza Public Restrooms. The Lucas PRIDE Committee worked with the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grassroots Art Center to accomplish this project. Local artist, Erika Nelson designed the map and the Lucas Publishing Company ordered the printing of the maps.
The funds from the Partners in PRIDE Grant helped towards funding the cost of designing and then printing 5,000 brochures on better quality paper. Other sources of funding were private donations, the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Russell County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
For more on this story, check out our December newsletter!
Looking for funding for your projects? Some communities are considering Kanstarter! Wilson is raising money for their Opera House, and Burdett PRIDE is raising funds for their miniature golf course! Minimum donations start at $1 - and as we all know, every dollar counts! Have a Kanstarter page? Let us know and we will put it on our Facebook and more!
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Building Better Communities
The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc.
Kansas PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work.
Through the PRIDE program, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future.