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Geronimo Energy donates $52,000 to four local schools

JACKSON -- Geronimo Energy has donated a total of $52,000 to four school districts located near the wind farm the company constructed in rural Jackson County.

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JACKSON - Geronimo Energy has donated a total of $52,000 to four school districts located near the wind farm the company constructed in rural Jackson County.

 

The Jackson County Central and Heron Lake-Okabena school districts received the largest share at $15,600 each.

 

“It will go a long way to help our foundation continue to offer scholarships to our students attending post-secondary schooling and grants to teachers to help them better educate our students in their own classrooms,” JCC superintendent Todd Meyer said.

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Continuing the Jackson County trend, Immanuel Lutheran School in Lakefield was given $10,400.

 

"This gift will be utilized to enhance our playground, which benefits our school and the neighborhood,” said Principal Scott Johnson.

 

The Round Lake-Brewster school district was given $10,400 as well. Superintendent Ray Hassing said the money will be used to support student needs, specifically in the area of technology.

 

Geronimo Energy sold its Jackson County wind farm to Aspenall Energies in 2015. The turbines have been spinning for more than a year. The donations are part of Geronimo Energy’s commitment to donate more than $5.6 million dollars through its tier-one wind farms during the first 20 years of each wind farm's operation.

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