Butler Co 4-H Wildlife Project (Butler 2019): ‘Model/Animal Replica’ kits were purchased to engage students in science and nature by teaching them through hands on demonstrations about animals found in Butler County.
Butler County 4-H Club (Butler 2019): To purchase equipment for a start-up archery program for youth in Butler County.
Butler County Forestry Youth Camp (Butler 2018): Grant funds used to purchase 22 twin mattresses for bunk beds in camp cabins.
Butler Estates Fire Hydrant Grant (Butler 2019): Purchased and installed a fire hydrant in Butler Estates Community.
Chromebooks and Cart-McKenzie School (Butler 2018): Purchased Chromebooks with management software and storage cart.
F.I.W. Volunteer Fire Department (Butler 2018): Funds were used to purchase (15) 32 Channel Hand held two-way radios and pagers.
Firehouse Repairs – Shackleville VFD (Butler 2018): Purchase concrete, reinforcement materials -25x30x6 concrete slab for fire house truck bays.
Healthy Living Families (Butler 2016): Purchased industrial equipment to train youth, grades 9-12, in healthy cooking, food preparation, canning, food preservation, and food safety. Equipment included refrigerator, freezer, and hand mixers.
Industry Community Center (Butler 2016): Purchase and install 32 new windows in the Industry Community/ Club Center located in Georgiana.
Old Time Farm Day (Butler 2016): This outdoor event hosts educational awareness on the importance of pollinators! The theme was Pollinators: Our Hardworking Heroes. Held on two scheduled dates, one day was for KIDS and one day for general public. Total outreach: 500-800 children and 1000-1500 general public.
Old Time Farm Day- October 2016 (Butler 2016): It’s a Family Affair! Greenville, Alabama was the location for Butler County’s Annual Old Time Farm Day. The two day weekend event features a Kid’s Day on Friday and general public on Saturday. Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District set up a booth. This year’s theme was POLLINATORS – OUR HARDWORKING HEROES. Hands on outdoor education activities included making bee and butterfly pollinators. Each child then “pollinated” a flower with “glitter” pollen. There were approximately 400 children present on Friday and 2,000 attendees on Saturday. Beautiful weather helped in making this another successful outreach opportunity in sharing conservation education for all ages! Mid-South RC&D was there!
Old Time Farm Day-Dig Deeper (Butler 2015): To promote soil conservation and the awareness of the importance of soil in our daily lives.
Preserving Searcy School House (Butler 2015): To restore the Searcy Schoolhouse to the original and architectural design.
Sammy Soil Costume (Butler 2015): To purchase a Sammy Soil Costume for educational programs.
Sensory Playground (Butler 2019): To enhance the Special Education Department’s facilities by purchasing sensory playground items for children with autism, sensory disorders, and physical limitations.
Smokey Bear Suit (Butler 2018): Purchased a Smokey Bear Suit to assist foresters in providing public education awareness on fire prevention and fire readiness in schools, special events and communities throughout Butler County.
The Reading Tree (Butler 2019): To purchase materials to construct “The Reading Tree” deck and benches for an outdoor reading classroom that accommodates up to two full classes of students at a time.
Town of McKenzie VFD (Butler 2019): Purchased truck, two (2) mounted and five (5) digital hand radios for the Town of McKenzie VFD to use for their service of and protection of the citizens of McKenzie and surrounding areas.