A broken hip put Joanne Moulton out of commission for a few months, but the President of the Pioneer Trail was at the Alberta 55+ Games Singles Crib Qualifier eager to talk about the grant the Centre won right after she was injured: the World's Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund grant.
"We used [the money] for new signage for the front of our building," she explained. "It won't be done until spring time, but that's where the money went. We're quite looking forward to it."
The grant was for $3,000. When asked if the Centre applied for matching funds from the Town's Storefront Improvement Grant, Moulton said the group did not.
"No, we didn't because we're not considered a business and that [grant] went to businesses."
A visitor to downtown Drumheller might look at the sign and think it looks pretty great. It's not particularly out-of-date, nor does it appear run-down. However, Moulton said the sign is full of hidden damage.
"The sign that is up there has been there for some time and is on with backing," she explained. "The backing is deteriorating so Fred at Imagecrafters is going to build us a new one."
The Pioneer Trail is funded through guest fees and fundraisers, including casinos.
The Drumheller Chamber of Commerce recently announced changes to its WLD Legacy Fund. Now, applications can be made all year round and grants are distributed four times per year.