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RCACF awards an additional $25,000 SPARC grant

Friday, March 1st, 2019

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Lucas Arts and Humanities Council has accepted a $25,000 grant to support the creation of a gateway for Greenhorn Post Rock Limestone tourism in Kansas.

The grant is a result of the foundation’s new Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Russell County (SPARC) grant program, which aims to stimulate significant economic development, community collaboration, and long-term, measured impact in Russell County.

The project will initially focus on the development of a 17-county coalition to promote tourism in Post Rock country, with Russell County as the hub, offering educational exhibits, limestone gifts, tours of regional limestone architecture, and stone mason apprenticeships, internships and artist residency programs.

“The Foundation chose to invest in this project because we see its potential to develop Post Rock Country into a major tourism destination similar to the Flint Hills. We look forward to seeing how the coalition develops and how they will work together to promote our unique, limestone heritage,” said Angie Muller, Executive Director of RCACF.

For more information, contact Angie Muller, executive director, at 785-445-3611.