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LCRA awards $20,000 grant for repairs to Boling Community Center

Updates will repair roof, doors at popular meeting spot

April 28, 2022

An LCRA representative presents a $20,000 grant to the Boling District Improvement Association for improvements to its community center. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Kate Ramzinski, LCRA Regional Affairs representative; Walter Pospisil, association president; and Pete Kucera, association treasurer.

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – A $20,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority will help the Boling District Improvement Association make a variety of improvements to the Boling Community Center.   The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $7,000 in matching funds from the association, will allow the group to repair damaged hardware and weathering seals on doors, paint entryways and exits, update kitchen floors and provide maintenance to the lower-level roof. The repairs will help prevent leaks during heavy rains and improve the center’s appearance and security. “Without funds to keep up with maintenance and repairs, our community members would have nowhere to gather,” said Walter Pospisil, president of the Boling District Improvement Association. “This building is over 60 years old and requires ongoing maintenance.” Pospisil said the community center is a popular meeting place for families in Wharton County and surrounding areas because of its centralized location in the Boling area. “The community center hosts a variety of events almost every weekend,” Pospisil said. “Families use the center throughout the year to host special events like weddings, birthdays and graduations.” The community center is one of three facilities at the 9-acre Boling Community Center complex that offers spaces for events and meetings. The Boling District Improvement Association is a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to preserving, maintaining and managing the community center complex, which also includes a smaller fellowship building and a pavilion. The community grant is one of 36 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in July. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.

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 outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit lcra.org.

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