BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A local resident will be presenting a $2,500 check to Boost the 'Boro this afternoon. Joyce Walters, of Bladenboro, won a grant through a Monsanto Fund program she applied for called America's Farmers Grow Communities.
This is the second consecutive year she has won the grant, which must be donated to a non-profit organization in the winner's community. Last year, Walters presented a check to the Bladenboro Historical Society.
This year, however, she has decided to donate to Boost the 'Boro, Inc. According to the group's Facebook page, it's "a grassroots initiative to bring about economic growth and a common spirit of mutual cooperation to help the greater Bladenboro Community grow and prosper."
Walters, along with a Monsanto representative, will be presenting the check at 6:30 p.m. today at the Bladenboro Historical Building, located at 818 S. Main Street in Bladenboro.