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Community Challenge Grants Help Meet Local Needs

Livable Drawing

Four state organizations received 2022 AARP Community Challenge grants.

The Noxubee County Historical Society in the eastern part of the state used an $18,000 grant to help buy equipment and open the newly renovated Macon Welcome Center.

Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation used $10,000 to improve a park and playground at W.I. Thames Elementary School; the project includes updates to a basketball court, benches at a walking track and two murals.

Jackson Heart Foundation is using $20,000 in grant money to work on the Museum Trail, a multiuse path connecting parks, museums, a farmers market and the Pearl River.

Waynesboro-Wayne County Library in southeast Mississippi received $9,000 to fund 11 GrandPads—tablets for older adults that can be checked out.

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