Alton will be applying for a PEP (Physical Education Program) grant following recent Alton City Council action. The grants are administered through the Metro East Park and Recreation District, and Alton has been quite successful in the past in receiving the grants. Bob Barnhart, Alton Public Works Department Director, says the most recent grant went to fund a number of park projects.
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He says a pavilion that will soon be placed at James Killion Park at Salu was made possible through the most recent PEP Grant. That should be in place by the end of summer, according to Barnhart.