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Staff Photo: Crystal Tatum. Representatives from 10 local nonprofit organizations got a helping hand Thursday when the Newton Fund of The Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta handed out more than $20,000 in grants. Pictured are, left to right, back row, Hugh Waters, chairman of the Special Olympics Board; Tommy Hailey, director, Newton County Recreation Commission; Jack Vanderzwart, director of Willing Helpers Food Pantry; and Dennis Cheek, executive director of FaithWorks. On front row are Josephine Kelly, secretary of Friends of Newton Park Inc.; Bea Jackson, executive director of Washington Street Community Center; Kathie Smith, chair of the board of trustees for the Newton County Foundation for Excellence in Education; Laura Bertram, acting board chair for Newton Mentoring Inc; Jody Carver, service center director for the Salvation Army; Abigail Coggin, director of the Young Artists Program for Arts Association of Newton County; and Kendra Boone, acting board chair of FaithWorks.

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Community Foundation awards grants to 10 nonprofit groups

COVINGTON -- In a time when every penny helps, 10 local nonprofit agencies got a financial boost Thursday morning when The Newton Fund of The Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta handed out more than $20,000 in grants at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning in downtown Covington.

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