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$4,000 earmarked for Market Days grants

The Mathews Market Days Committee has dedicated $4,000 as the amount available for community grants this year, according to a news release from the group. The committee is expecting the grants to be project-based with a suggested amount of $500-$700.

The deadline for submitting grant applications is July 29, with a presentation from the group to support the request to be made at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at a Market Days Committee meeting in the historic courthouse, the release said.

The directions for writing the grant are included on the back of the grant application, which may be found at area libraries, the Mathews Post Office and online at Additional information is available by calling 804-210-9169.

Poster contest

The submissions from four area residents for the Mathews Market Days poster contest are now on display at Mathews Memorial Library awaiting the votes from area residents. Residents and guests are asked to vote for the entry that would tr...

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