Keep Iowa Beautiful and Iowa tool manufacturer Yeoman & Company have announced the awards for the Yo-Ho Tools for a More Beautiful Iowa grant program, and Lynnville and Sully both received grants.

Sully’s Hometown Pride Committee and the Garden Thyme Club will use the award in the community garden. Lynnville’s Hometown Pride Committee and the Lynnville Women's Club will use the award at Old Settlers Park, the ballpark, and ABC garden park.

This is the third year of the program for community groups and organizations to receive grants of up to $200 in Yo-Ho Quality Tools to assist volunteers in clean up and beautification projects in their communities. "Governor Branstad has signed a proclamation declaring April as Keep Iowa Beautiful Month, and we are pleased to make these Yo-Ho Tools awards to 29 community projects," said Tom Yeoman, president and CEO of Monticello-based Yeoman & Company. "Our partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful will help improve the economic vitality and cultural climate of our Iowa communities."

"This partnership with Yo-Ho Tools shows the interest Iowa companies have in supporting KIB's efforts to build stronger communities and a cleaner more beautiful state," said Gerry Schnepf, KIB executive director.