Bicentennial Committee Distributes Excess Funds


Greenville’s bicentennial year is completed and the committee has excess funds that were raised.

Committee members have decided to use the leftover money to help local museums and assist in the creation of a new park.

Tuesday evening, $600 donations were presented to representatives of the American Farm Heritage Museum, Bock Museum, DeMoulin Museum, Hill’s Fort Society and the retired teachers’ One-Room Schoolhouse.

Rex Catron, chairman of the Bicentennial Committee, told WGEL the committee doesn’t have any use for the money at this point, so they decided to “do some good for Greenville.”

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Catron said the park district will receive approximately $10,000. The money is to be given to the park district board at its April meeting.