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POET awards four grants to local groups

POET Biorefining in Glenville awarded four Never Satisfied grants to local organizations working to provide new or expanded resources for the communities in and around Glenville.

According to a press release, POET’s Never Satisfied effort is a scholarship and grant program that helps passionate people reach their goals to help change the world. This year’s grant recipients in Freeborn and Mower counties are: 

Glenville-Emmons High School for Teen Advocate Group, its student-led program to stimulate student awareness of social issues through educational programming and community events.

Glenville-Emmons Schools & Community Foundation for the Glenville-Emmons Backpack Program that provides nutritious food support to students over the weekend.

Hayward Fire Department to improve its grain bin rescue equipment.

LIFE Mower County, formerly The Arc Mower County, to promote the organization’s new name and continue its mission to empower and enrich lives for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“The two programs through the Glenville-Emmons Schools, LIFE Mower County’s mission and improved rescue equipment for the Hayward Fire Department will contribute to enhancing community life — something that’s very important to us as we award these Never Satisfied grants,” said POET Biorefining in Glenville General Manager Jeff Ewing.

General Manager Jeff Ewing of POET Biorefining in Glenville presents the Never Satisfied grant award to Glenville-Emmons social worker Sheena Possin. – Provided