The HB Community Partnership awarded grants to youth-oriented projects at our Annual Social Gathering held at the Long Way Home on April 23, 2019. Donna Horvath, former president of the Partnership, announced the presentations. Congratulations to all the grant recipients!

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Pictured  are Donna Horvath, past Partnership president; Verna Emery, current Partnership president; and grant recipients, from left to right:

TWIN VALLEY COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION - The TV Community Education Foundation received a grant to support after school tutoring for students and parents. The one-hour sessions will be staffed by HB Elementary Center teachers and last for at least six weeks. Accepting the award for Twin Valley CEF was Tom Legel, board president.

HEARTS IN HANDS - The Hearts in Hands Community Center received a grant to provide stipends for counselors at the annual summer camp for at-risk children living in the Mobile Home Communities of Honey Brook.  Accepting for Hearts in Hands was Nancy Horton.

GRIFFIN GOETZ, BSA TROOP 9 - Griffin received a grant to build 18 mason bee houses to be placed along the walking trail at Living God Lutheran Church and the HB Community Library.  As Griffin explained, mason bees are very productive pollinators for spring fruit and nut trees and spring berry plants. They are needed to replace the endangered honey bee and generally are not aggressive toward people.

HONEY BROOK YOUTH CENTER - The Youth Center received a grant to help fund the camps and outdoor activities they provide Honey Brook youth, ages 9-15, throughout the summer. Accepting for HB Youth Center was Judith Martin.

HB FOOD PANTRY/UNDER FOUR NOURISHMENT PROGRAM - The HB Food Pantry recently launched a program to address the lifelong consequences of food insecurity/malnutrition in the early years of life.  The grant received by the Food Pantry will help purchase foods for the program. Accepting for HB Food Pantry Under Four Program was Julie Funk.

GIRL SCOUT CADETTE, JAMIE FOX - Jamie is working on her Girl Scout Silver Award and has chosen to work with the HB Community Library.  The grant she received will help her with several projects, including improving the Library’s back entry to make it safer for community members, refreshing the handicapped parking space, and installing a brochure wall display for community handouts.