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Medina EC Donates $2,500 to Castro Colonies Heritage Association


In June, Medina EC granted $10,000 to area organizations through the Community Empowerment Program to encourage community and economic development throughout the 17 counties served by the cooperative. Part of that donation went to the Castro Colonies Heritage Association for the restoration of the Living History Center Log Cabin which will encourage tourism in the area and continue preserve the region’s history and culture.

The Community Empowerment Program focuses on projects that:

  • Encourage economic diversity
  • Contribute to community health and development
  • Improve the quality or quantity of services essential for the development of viable communities


Medina EC’s CEO Mark Rollans said, “As a cooperative with 81 years of history, we know the importance of preserving that culture. We are proud to support this ongoing project which not only encourages visitors in Castroville but understand the promotes history and culture.”

Castro Colonies Heritage Association is part of the more than $56,900 in grants made to different non-profits and local governments since the CEP program was started in 2015.  Additional recipients this year include the Alexander Memorial Library in Cotulla, Children’s Advocacy of Laredo, Medina County Meals on Wheels and Senior Center in Hondo, Medina Regional Hospital in Hondo, and West Alice Youth Center in San Diego. 

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