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Enbridge donation supports local ag heritage association

Published: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT
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Enbridge Energy representative Jennifer Smith (second from left) presented the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association with a donation check for $5,000. From left, DAAHA curator Donna Langford, Smith, State Rep. Robert Pritchard, DAAHA Board President Larry Mix, DAAHA treasurer Daryl Rolland and DeKalb Mayor John Rey.

DeKALB – DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association received a $5,000 Community Investment Grant from local pipeline business, Enbridge Energy.

The grant will support the association’s efforts to develop public programming on the history of agricultural innovation. Northern Illinois is a region rich in creativity that has transformed agriculture through the development of innovative solutions to challenges faced by farmers. Blending scientific principles with history and human interest accounts, the programs will complement school curriculum as well as being of interest to community organizations.

“Our community is fortunate to have a museum like DAAHA that helps preserve our regional history and inform the public about the significance of innovations which have occurred here,” said State Rep. Robert Pritchard. “Support by the community, and especially corporations like Enbridge, is an essential ingredient in sustaining the museum, attracting visitors to our community and encouraging innovations for the future.”

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