Duke Energy Foundation grant to enhance Zionsville holiday display


By Heather Collins

The Town of Zionsville has received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for holiday enhancements for the 2017 season.


“We hear time and time again that Zionsville is one of the best communities in the region for the holidays. We have such a unique Main Street,” said Amanda Dorman, director of communications and community relations for the Town of Zionsville. “There are so many events and activities planned during the holiday. This grant will make an already vibrant and exciting downtown that much more of a destination.”

The Local Community Development Grant from the Duke Energy Foundation also will be used to fund additional LED holiday lighting in Downtown Zionsville.

Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak stated in a press release that the town will work in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to enhance the holiday lighting display and to continue to make positive changes.

The Duke Energy Foundation offers local community development grants up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations with programs and missions that align with the Duke Energy Foundation’s main investment priorities.

“We have been a great partner with Duke Energy in the past,” Dorman said. “I think (the Duke Energy Foundation) saw a lot of potential and opportunities in our Main Street and that we’ll put this money to great use.”

For information on the Duke Energy Foundation, visit duke-energy.com.