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Fourth of July Celebration, NSO to Get Village Money this Year

More than $170,000 will go to seven community groups and village endeavors this year.

Northbrook’s dawn-to-dusk celebration and services for youngsters in town again will get money to help in this year’s efforts.

As part of its consent agenda Tuesday night trustees unanimously voted to give $171,280 to local groups, continue funding the senior citizen cab program and the arts commission. Additional money will be used to help promote two important events in town.

Funding requests were made to the board earlier this year, and each group had to provide a brief summary of what the money will be used for as well as an income statement and other pertinent documents, said Dan Kaup, assistant to the village manager.

Local organizations will get the following allocations for efforts going on through April 30, the end of the 2012-2013 fiscal year:

  • Youth Services of Glenview and Northbrook, $62,500, to help cover operational costs.
  • Northbrook Fourth of July Association, $20,000, to help pay for the entire day’s celebration.
  • , $11,000, for utilities and maintenance expenses.
  • , $10,780, to help defray program costs.
  • , $500. Activities are offered inside GBN to keep seniors safe on the evening of the graduation.
  • , $5,000, to help raise awareness of the ensemble.
  • , $500. Funding will be used for the group’s scholarship programs.

The Northbrook Arts Commission will get $10,000 to help in its efforts. And  Northbrook Senior Services will receive $45,000 for the taxi program. Both are village-sponsored endeavors.

In addition, Planet Promotions will get $6,000 to help raise awareness of the village’s celebration and , which this year will be July 14 and 15 in Village Green Park.

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