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Operation Round Up awards 1,195 grants

Runestone Electric Association's Operation Round Up has distributed more than $624,000 in 1,195 grants to community-minded groups and organizations since its inception in 2003.

The following area organizations shared $15,400 in grants from Operation Round Up.

Fire departments/ first responders: Lakes Area First Responders, $500; Garfield First Responders, $500.

Youth: Alexandria Technical and Community College Foundation, $1,000; Morris Area High School Post Prom, $200; Glacial Hills Elementary, $500; Junior Achievement District 206, $250; Osakis After Prom Party, $200; Alexandria Youth Basketball Club, $200.

Community: West Central Community Action, $1,000; Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, $200; West Central Community Action, $1,000; Friendship Ventures, $500; Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Douglas County, $300; Salvation Army Douglas County, $1,000; Brandon History and Information Center, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., $750; Prevent Child Abuse MN, $1,000; Pioneer Public Television, $250; Runestone Museum Foundation, $200; Jingle Bells Foundation, $1,000; Alisha's Care Center, $250; The Salvation Army HeatShare, $1,000; Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7826, $250; Honor Quilts, $250; Pope County Families in Need, $750.

Seniors: Galeon, $250; Elder Network, $1,000; Barrett Senior Citizens, $500; Alexandria Senior Center, $500.

Area organizations are encouraged to apply for Operation Round Up grants. The deadline for the next round of funding is February 15.

Application forms are available by calling Runestone Electric at (320) 762-1121 or 1-800-473-1722. Applications can be downloaded from