The Board of Directors of the Jackson County Visitor Center recently awarded developmental grants to three county organizations, totaling $20,000.

Those receiving grants were the City of Seymour Park and Recreation Department, Brownstown Ewing Main Street and Save the Medora Brick Plant.

Officials say the projects include:

* Prepping Kasting Park baseball diamonds to accommodate softball tournaments.
* Beautifying downtown Brownstown and Ewing with concrete flower planters and hanging baskets.
* Assist Save the Medora Brick Plant organizers in funding Phase II of a planning study, including concept plans.

The developmental grants were established to offer 1:1 funding match assistance to not-for-profit groups; a city, county or public organization; tourism related business; or an organizational combination thereof for new projects or enhancements designed to have a direct impact on Jackson County and tourism.