Sierra Theatre's Anna Pound (left) and Manager Sarah Nicholson (middle) receives check from GGCGC Member Matt Wetrich (right). Photo courtesy of GGCGC

Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation recently made the holiday season brighter for two non-profit organizations.

Last week, the non-profit gaming license holder for Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Jefferson surprised Sherry Graven and Greene County Adopt-A-Family with a $5,000 donation toward their holiday food baskets and Greene County toys program. GGCGC also surprised the Sierra Community Theatre in Jefferson with another donation check of $5,000. The group felt like the community-operated movie theater has been hit especially hard by the pandemic and wanted to help them out with some funds.

Sherry Graven (left) receives check from GGCGC Board Member Brenda Muir (right). Photo courtesy of GGCGC

Grow Greene County is in its fifth year of the Grow Greene County Giving Back Award, where the community-led board awards one or two recipients with extra funding. Previous award winners include Greene County Family Development Center, Youth and Shelter Services, American Legion, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) when it was in Greene County in 2018, along with Adopt-A-Family.