Conco Cos. awarded $6,932 in grant funding to local arts programs via Community Foundations of the Ozarks' Rural Schools Partnership.
The Conco Community Arts Grant Program awards projects that use art to connect schools and communities, according to a CFO news release.
- Ozark East Elementary School received $1,500 to create a visual and performing arts event for the school's 2010-11 focus on Australia and New Zealand.
- Fordland R-III Photography Club received $1,000 to help expand the elementary and middle-school students' community exhibits in area businesses and organizations.
- Norwood High School Youth Empowerment Project received $1,500 to do a painting in the Wright County Children's Home and to create murals in the school's gym and hallways.
- Richards R-V School in West Plains received $1,500 to support the sixth- through eighth-grade band with instruments and other supplies.
- Clinton High School received $1,432 to add the letters CHS using painted rocks outside of the building.
“This is a strong group of projects that take student-produced art into their communities,” CFO Executive Vice President Julie Leeth said in the release. “We’re eager to see the results.”
Conco Cos. is comprised of concrete companies in Springfield, Nixa, Hollister and Republic, along with two quarries in Springfield and Willard, according to its Web site