Maple Park Family Fund accepts award
by Mary Parrilli
MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Family Fund on March 4 accepted an award of $2,500 in the form of a giant cardboard check.
The money was awarded by a project called America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which is funded by the agricultural corporation Monsanto. Farmers enter to win $2,500 for their favorite community non-profit organization, with one winner selected in each of the 1,289 eligible counties in 39 states.
Maple Park resident John Biddle entered the project this year and chose the Maple Park Family Fund as his favorite community nonprofit. A Monsanto representative awarded the money at the Village Board meeting and stated that the purpose of the program is to “help and reward small communities like yours.”