Grant Beautifies Roundabout

Recently, a $10,000 grant from Pay It Forward Johnson County–funded by proceeds of the Rock the Block event in April–enhanced the beauty and maintenance of the roundabout at Whiteland Road and County Road 144. The project included landscaping, irrigation, and drainage improvements.

“Our intention is to continue to fund trail-related projects that enhance the quality of life in our community,” said Erin Smith, Co-Owner of Pay It Forward Johnson County and Rock the Block Run. “It is a true public-private partnership.”

The Johnson County Commissioners and Highway Department first improved the drainage along the roundabout. The Town of Bargersville then approved the landscaping plans created by Scott Rau of Primary Grounds. Allen Irrigation, McCarty Mulch and Brehob Nursery all donated time and resources to the project.

Proceeds from the Rock the Block Run funded the grant. Powered by Pay It Forward Johnson County, the community run event, hosted on the Center Grove High School campus, has raised more than $50,000 to date for Johnson County charities and trail projects.

Pay It Forward Johnson County is a nonprofit and volunteer-driven organization that hosts events and raises money for community impact projects.  More than 1,500 runners and walkers participated in its second Rock the Block Run. The next event is scheduled for April 21, 2018.