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Beef Days Committee awards $30,000 in donations

SOLON– Solon Beef Days Committee is proud to announce recipients of this year’s Beef Days donations, which are requested up through February and earmarked each year in April to be given back to the community and surrounding area. The following organizations and activities were chosen on the merit of their projects as this year’s recipients.
Solon Park & Rec. (first and second of three-year commitment):$4,000
Solon Post Grad Scholarships: $2,500.
Win with Reading Program (Author Sponsor):$1,200.
Solon Spartan Stadium (third of five-year commitment): $2,000.
Project Prom (run wristband booth): $300.
Solon Boy Scout camp fund: $ 800.
Solon Park & Rec. (Capital program for two ball fields): $6,000.
Solon Spotlight: $2,000.
Lake Macbride State Park (New swimming ropes, buoy system): $2,000.
Lake Macbride Fireworks (Cottage Reserve): $1,500.
Solon Boy Scouts (Food Trailer): $1,250.
Music on Main Street: $500.
Solon Senior Advocates (monthly meal): $1,000.
Solon Dance Team (help at Kids Corner): $500.
Solon Wrestling Team (Run bean bag game): $750.
City of Solon (Main St. Holiday decorations): $2,000.
Solon Trap Shooting Team (Parade Security): $750.
Solon Public Library (summer reading program) and ride tickets: $250.
Solon Robotics Program (Solon students): $250.
Solon Community Food Pantry: $500.
Solon Lakeview PTO (Spartan Dash): $250.
2014 total committed: $30,300.
The Solon Beef Days Committee has donated approximately $397,000 over the past 43 years to local organizations, activities and projects. “Our charter is to touch as many worthy projects and activities within the community and surrounding area,” said Gary Bentrim, president of Solon Beef Days Committee. “We look at the number of people we are going to impact along with the betterment of the community. We view our committee as the organizer and catalyst to put on the annual celebration where most of the non-profit organizations within the community that take part in Solon Beef Days have their largest fund raiser. Many, without Beef Days would not have the funding to do all of the great things they are doing. It’s the one event each year that the whole community can be proud of that funds many of the activities that go on throughout the year.”
This year Solon Beef Days will be celebrating its 43rd Anniversary to be held on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19.