• Rotary Year: 2022-2023
  • Application Date: 6/30/2022
  • Club Name: Forest
  • Project Name: Outdoor Musical Instruments for all Children, including Disabled Children
  • Project Total Expenditures: $8,000.00
  • Grant Amount Requested: $4,000.00
  • Describe the Project, its location and its objectives: This project is to provide permanent outdoor musical instruments to the
    Town of Forest, VA and its surrounding communities. All musical instruments will be
    accessible to all children, including disabled children. The instruments will be located behind
    the Forest library which is central to Bedford County, Campbell County, and the city of
    Lynchburg. The Bedford County has a population of 80,000, Campbell County has a
    population of 56,000, and Lynchburg has a population of 80,000. This will be the first of its
    kind for outdoor musical instruments accessible to disabled children in all of these areas.
  • This is the Club’s: Primary Project Application
  • Expected Start Date: 9/1/2022
  • Expected End Date: 3/15/2023
  • Expected Number of Beneficiaries: 1700
  • Describe how the project will benefit the community and/or improve the lives of the less fortunate: The permanent outdoor musical instruments will be accessible for use by the whole community. This project will benefit our community by making musical instruments to accessible all children, including less fortunate and disabled
    children. These outdoor instruments will allow all children to learn by being able to hear and
    generate musical sounds, but also physically interact with other children playing these
  • Estimated Total Project Volunteer Hours: 100
  • Describe the Rotarian hands-on activities in the project (i.e. non-financial participation): Rotarians will be constructing most of the instruments using local source materials. Our Rotary Club plans to prepare the site in
    advance behind the Forest Library to accommodate these permanent musical instruments. As
    part of this project, our club will handle the installation of majority of these instruments.
  • Describe the publicity plan to inform the general public that this is a Rotary sponsored project: One of the main publicity events to inform the General
    Public will be during our 5th Annual Field of Honor event for the first two weeks of September.
    We will include in our promotional materials for Field of Honor, which consists of TV, Radio,
    Newspaper and Social Media, highlighting this project. Additionally at this event, there will be
    a large poster that will show the instruments and location of installation.
    We plan to develop, design, and construct an entrance sign right at the entrance of the
    musical instruments featuring the Rotary wheel.
    As part of this publicity campaign, we will highlight on our existing Social Media applications
    that will promote and inform the General Public.
  • Cooperating Organizations – Please list each cooperating organization, if any: Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department
  • Letter(s) of Participation: County_of_Bedford.pdf
  • Project Expenditure Budget – list detail uses of funds for the project, or use the Budget UploadSee Budget Upload
  • Project Funding Budget – list detail sources of funds for the project, or use the Budget UploadSee Budget Upload
  • Budget Upload:Forest_Budget_2022_23.xlsx
  • Primary Contact Name: Debbie Cebry
  • Primary Contact Rotary Position: President
  • Primary Contact Email: dcebry@gmail.com
  • Primary Contact Phone: 860 681-1418
  • Financial Contact Name: Kenneth Selmer
  • Financial Contact Rotary Position: Treasurer
  • Financial Contact Address: 
    PO Box 2411
    Forest, VA 24551
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  • Financial Contact Email: kennethselmer@1stnatbk.com
  • Financial Contact Phone: 434 420-1848
  • District Grant Project Authorization LetterForest_Rotary_Authorization.pdf
  • Grant Number: 2022-21
  • Grant Award: $4,000.00