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Keystone Civic Association Supports Community Needs through Grant Awards

For Immediate Release


ODESSA, FL – October 17, 2019 – The Keystone Civic Association, a non-profit organization that works with county leaders and residents to preserve one of the few rural-style communities left within Hillsborough County, announces an unprecedented release of community funds to address unmet needs within the community.  The six mini grant recipients for local projects are Walker Middle School Agriculture Club, Walker Middle School’s Science Program, Hammond Elementary PTA, Lake Park’s Friends of the Park, American Legion Post 147 and the Odessa Wranglers 4H Club.  Keystone strives for sustainability through a balance of historical and emerging lifestyles, agricultural base, and natural resources.

Keystone Civic Association used this grant opportunity to advance its mission: To promote, support and protect the rural lifestyle of Keystone by strengthening the community’s social, philanthropic, business and various civic organizations through education, fellowship, activity and special events. To serve as the face and voice of our community to elected officials and associated agencies and to foster unity through community vision.

“For several years KCA has been raising money from our Chili Cook Off and Business Expo and it is now time to put that money back into the community,” said Joshua Butts, President of Keystone Civic. “Awarding these grants is a culmination of a lot of work and community spirit and we are excited to present these awards,” Butts continued.

The winning grant projects include Hammond Elementary School’s Water Bottle Filling Station; Walker Middle School’s animal habitats, raised garden beds and expansion of a chicken run; Walker’s Creative Seating in Science; Supporting a roof replacement for the American Legion Post 147; supporting funds for livestock purchases and feed for the Odessa Wranglers 4H Club; and surveillance and security equipment for Friends of the County’s Lake Park.

Presentation of these six awards will be held during the 13th Annual Keystone Family Fun Day on Saturday October 26h, 2019 between 10am and 3pm at Keystone Park located at 17928 Gunn Hwy, Odessa, FL 33556.  Admission and parking for this event is free to the public and offers over 50 activities for  kids of all ages.

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Press Contacts: Clara Lawhead ( and Joshua Butts (

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