The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk has donated $55,000 in grants to a number of schools and organizations in Avery County.

High Country Press reports $15,000 went to schools within Avery County for everything from school supplies to music programs.

A $2,500 grant was awarded to Boy Scout Troop 807 to replace their old trailer from 1987 that is “unsafe to operate on the road."

Funds also went to Cycle 4 Life, a program that offers a number of different cycling camps in Banner Elk for kids ages 5-18.

Funds were also granted to Lees-McRae College.

Grant funds come from proceeds of the Woolly Worm Festival, and other fundraisers.