The Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board announces the award of a $1500 grant to DELTA (Developing Essential Learning through Agriculture). DELTA is a non-profit organization created by local business owners Russell and Sheila Pruett to provide persons with developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn gardening and agricultural skills. The ACSDDB grant was used for the purchase of a new water hydrant and installation of a new meter and irrigation line at the DELTA site south of Kirksville.
DELTA was one of the sites selected to host participants from the Adair County SB40??s LIFE program, which enabled thirty-nine young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to explore job preferences and develop employment skills while earning a stipend in a variety of community settings this past summer. Some of the LIFE program participants were present for the award of the grant in July