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‘Round-up’ helps ‘stars’ shine bright

Cuivre River Electric Community Trust recently announced the awarding of a $500 grant to Stars Shining Brilliantly, a nonprofit organization based in Lake Saint Louis.

The mission of Stars Shining Brilliantly is to provide positive social interaction experiences for developmentally delayed men and women residing in St. Charles County. On May 3, the organization will hold a prom event, called “A Night of Dancing With the Stars,” at which 150 guests will be afforded VIP treatment.

Through its “Operation Round Up” program, Cuivre River provides financial support to deserving community organizations that are committed to helping others. The community outreach program is funded by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members who “round up” their monthly electric bills, and it is administered by a seven member Board of Trustees. The Board meets every month to review grant applications. Since the program’s inception, the Trust has awarded almost $5 million to support deserving community organizations in St. Charles County, Lincoln County, and Warren County.

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