April 10, 2000
Strong Sense of Community Committee Grants awarded
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network has announced grants to nine local groups that will fund projects that build a "stronger sense of community."
The mix of Upper and Lower Valley projects totaled $10,000. Recipients were:
The Strong Sense of Community Committee of the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network awarded the grants to proposals that directly met goals of increasing individual's involvement in community, promoted partnerships among groups, and involved young people.
- Fall City Elementary PTSA: $850 for events toward raising funds for new playground equipment.
- Carolyn Butler and Main Street Music: $1,988 for four performance poetry workshops and "slams" for young people in Duvall.
- Children's Services and King County Park's Family Fun Nights: $1,000 to support entertainment for a Valley-wide family fun night event.
- The Snoqualmie Valley Track Club: $500 for All Comers' Fun meets.
- Eastside Literacy Council: $500 for English as a Second Language students' introduction to community businesses and Art Shack Project.
- Tolt Middle School Counseling: $740 for an after-school intergenerational tutoring program.
- Lake Alice neighborhood: $600 for a community bulletin board kiosk.
- Sno-Valley Indoor Playground: $1,750 for operating costs for preschool activities at Si View.
- Carnation Co-op Preschool: $2,080 for new equipment and furnishings.
Network Chairperson Jeanne Hanson remarked, "We can be proud of the positive things happening in the Valley. With these grants, the Network enhances some existing activities and supports new ones that promote the wellness of the whole community."