Three World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund awards were given out on Monday, October 24 to organizations in the area.
The President of the DDCC, Barry Fullerton, presented Lorie Penner, Regional Coordinator of Junior Achievement, and Linde Turner and Mellissa D’Onofrio-Jones, outgoing and incoming Directors of the Library with cheques for $2600 and $1150 respectively.
The Rowley Community Hall Association also was awarded $2250.
Junior Achievement will be using the money to help fund programs offered to students in Drumheller.
These awards mark the first time any of these three organizations have been recipients of the Legacy Fund.
Since the opening of the World’s Largest Dinosaur in 2005, donations have been awarded by the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce (DDCC) to local organizations. A portion of the revenues generated by the World’s Largest Dinosaur is put aside for the Legacy Fund.
There were twelve applicants for the awards this time. “We like to spread the money around the community as much as possible,” said Fullerton.
The Legacy Fund will be awarded again in March 2012.