The Sully Central Park in Sully has been named one of 10 finalists competing for a Working Together, Making It Better grant sponsored by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

Grinnell Mutual invites the public to vote for its favorite community project finalist on Facebook at With help from its Facebook fans, Grinnell Mutual will distribute a total of $3,500 between three of the non-profit organizations.

Established in 1983, The Sully Foundation is a non-profit organization with the purpose of improving the quality of life through community betterment.  The Sully Foundation has a two-year plan to revitalize the heart of its small central Iowa community – the Sully Central Park.  Grinnell Mutual’s Working Together, Making It Better funding is sought to renovate, construct, and expand the park facilities as part of the Sully Central Park Revitalization initiative.

“People living and working in rural areas know what it takes to make a community a better place,” said Director of Advertising and Community Relations Barb Baker.

Working Together, Making It Better recognizes the efforts of those people working hard across rural communities to make them vibrant. Their efforts make their communities better.  Working Together, Making It Better is Grinnell Mutual’s way of celebrating community collaboration and recognizing innovative community projects.

“Anyone can vote for a project,” said Baker. “Each vote on Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page will help decide which projects will receive grants through Working Together, Making It Better.”

Additional finalists include:
• CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Circuit Court of Fulton County in Rochester, IN
• Cultivate Iowa of Des Moines
• Full Speed Ahead and SLAM Dunk of Angola, IN
• Lake Mills Summer Food and Fun of Lake Mills
• Langford Public Library Mother Goose Storytime and Summer Reading Program of Langford, SD
• Let’s Go Fishing of Winona, MN
• Luverne Street Music of Luverne, MN
• Northeast Nodaway Partners in Education Foundation of Parnell, MO.
• The Big Day of Serving in Lima, OH

Voting is now open. To vote, visit Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page, Voting ends Tuesday, Nov. 26. The three finalists with the most votes will receive $2,000, $1,000, and $500, respectively.