LCRA, PEC award $10,640 grant to Spicewood library

Funds will be used to purchase new digital sign

Nov. 8, 2018

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LCRA and PEC representatives present a $10,640 grant to the Friends of Spicewood Community Library to purchase a digital sign. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, front row from left to right, are: Dorothy Younger, volunteer; Janet Golden, volunteer; Alice Raatz, volunteer; Diana Gonzales, PEC community engagement representative; Sabine Lamar, volunteer; Jane Gannaway, Friends of Spicewood Community Library director; George Russell, LCRA Board member; James Oakley, Burnet County judge; Haypen Winkler, Friends of Spicewood Community Library treasurer; Jose DeLeon, Friends of Spicewood Community Library board member; Elayne Haynes, Friends of Spicewood Community Library board member; and Geri DeLeon, volunteer. Back row, left to right: Bob Cole, volunteer; Lindy Cole, Friends of Spicewood Community Library board member; Jim Lamar, Friends of Spicewood Community Library board member; Clara Kistner, Farmacy Garden; Caroline Porter, PEC community engagement coordinator; and Steve Dyer, LCRA Governmental Affairs representative.

The Friends of Spicewood Community Library soon will purchase a new digital sign thanks to a $10,640 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

The new sign will allow the library to change messaging remotely and will replace a 10-year-old message board that is worn and requires personnel to update messages by hand.

“A remotely programmable electronic sign will provide valuable community communications efficiently,” said Jane Gannaway, Friends of Spicewood Community Library director. “For the first time, we will be able to post multiple messages at once.”

The new electronic sign will display library offerings, programs and announcements, along with notices from community partners such as Spicewood Elementary School. Weather warnings and other emergency alerts, such as low-water road closures, also can easily be displayed.

The community grant is awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. PEC is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted Jan. 1-31, 2019. More information is available at

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering access to nature at more than 40 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit

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