MSV Awarded $57,000 Grant

VERMILION, OH - May 22, 2012

The Community Foundation of Lorain County has chosen Main Street Vermilion to be the recipient of a $57,000 grant made possible through the Lake Erie Electric Corporate Grant Fund.  The grant is intended to be in support of the following projects in the City of Vermilion: Showse Park Beautification Project, the Urban Reforestation Initiative, Sherod Park Observation Deck, Waterworks Landscaping, and administration and endowment fund investment through Main Street Vermilion, Inc.

Main Street Vermilion is honored to be the recipient and administrator of this generous grant.  “The projects designated by the grant are priceless investments in Vermilion and add lasting value to our community”, says Linda Tallitsch, Executive Director of Main Street Vermilion.

Main Street Vermilion is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Vermilion's downtown historic commercial and residential district.  One of Main Street Vermilion's committees is Vermilion in Bloom.  Vermilion in Bloom plants and maintains the flower baskets and plantings in the City's parks and common areas.  Over 2,500 hours were donated in 2011 by volunteers who help plant and water the flowers and trees purchased through donations to Vermilion in Bloom.  Vermilion in Bloom is anxious to coordinate each of these exciting new projects for the city.

The Community Foundation, created in 1980, is Lorain County's permanent philanthropic resource, connecting donors who care with the causes that matter most.  The Foundation comprises over 500 endowed funds established by generous businesses like Lake Erie Electric, individuals, service clubs and organizations and awards nearly $4 million in grants and scholarships from these funds annually.  For additional information on the Community Foundation of Lorain County, visit

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