Prairie Meadows recently awarded the Collins-Maxwell band program a Community Betterment Grant totaling $5,607. The grant will help fund new instruments and equipment. Prairie Meadows is a nonprofit business dedicated to lessening the burden of government by promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture and tourism in the state of Iowa.

“The students of the Collins-Maxwell bands work so hard and are such an important presence in the community. We owe a huge thank-you to Prairie Meadows for its donation to assist in purchasing new instruments and replacing old equipment. It is through support from communities and organizations like this that allow our music programs and students to grow and flourish.” said Becky Pfeiler, director of instrumental music at Collins-Maxwell

The Community Betterment Grant will improve the lives of people in Central Iowa by enabling the Collins-Maxwell band to fund new instruments and equipment. The $5,607 grant will allow the Collins-Maxwell band to replace old instruments and percussion equipment, as well as purchase new additions to better serve the students of the band program. The project is expected to be complete in September 2018.

“As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows fulfills its mission by giving back to organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development and human services. We are excited to see the impact this project will have on our Central Iowa community,” said Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows’ director of community relations.

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