Monthly Archives August 2018

BJCF Awards Grant to the Public Library Summer Reading Program

The Boulder Junction Community Foundation awarded the Boulder Junction Public Library a $450 grant to purchase reading incentive prizes for the Children’s Summer Reading Program grand prize raffle drawing. Boulder Junction Public Library’s “Libraries Rock” summer reading program laid the groundwork for children to become lifelong readers and learners. Each week 30-40 children participated. Special program activities included a presentation about animal habitats with Licia Johnson, a naturalist from the North Lakeland Discovery Center; a visit from Colossal Fossils natural history program, and many other fun and educational games, activities and crafts. The program wrapped up with a Dance Party
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Colorama Dinner Cancelled This Fall

The Boulder Junction Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced they will not host the Foundation’s Colorama Dinner this fall, traditionally held at Camp Manito-wish YMCA in September. The Board is committed to continually evaluate our fundraising strategies in regards to our mission statement.  Rising costs to host the event was the major factor in this decision. In other Foundation news, we are pleased to recently award $1150 in grants to the Chamber for Music on Main Street events as well as stage lighting enhancements.  In addition, the Foundation granted $750 to the Boulder Junction Public Library for the Children’s
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Foundation Awards Grants for Music on Main Street

The Boulder Junction Community Foundation awarded the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce two grants on August 1, 2018. At intermission during Music on Main Street that evening, the Foundation presented the Chamber a grant in the amount of $400 to help support the funding of artists performing at the weekly summer music series. The series hosts eight Wednesday evening performances in June, July and August.  The Chamber also received a grant in the amount of $750 which helped fund the color LED lighting on the Music on Main Street stage. The lighting is a great addition to the stage, adding
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