We will continue to work with the community to fund projects that serve ALL of the community! Come join us!
On June 8, 2022, the FCA heard and approved funding request for this years Summerfest!
We are excited that we are able to help provide community building and gathering with this event.
The committee who are planning this year's event have many great items in store for the community.
Of course, they are going to have some great food, food trucks, lots of stuff for kids and much more!
Come check out the vendor and partner tables that will be at the event this year.
While this event has happened for 3 years so far, it has been a stand alone event with no guarantee it will be back each year. The committee that is in charge of it this year, are working hard to ensure this is a community event that will be around for years to come!
On June 8, 2022, FCA approved funding for a new reader board for the Kendall Elementary School. After the principal of Kendall Elementary school, compiled great documentation, research and reports to present to the board. It was made clear that this is a much needed asset in our community. This will help improve communication for upcoming events in the school and community. The great bonus, is this technology in Columbia Valley will allow for different languages so we can have better communication with the Spanish and Russian speaking community members. Expected completion of this project will be this year!
This new reader board will be high enough, bright enough and large enough so that it is easily read from your car as you are passing by the school.
We are so excited for this new technology and communication for not only our school, but our community as well!
On January 12, 2022, FCA approved and funded a new Communication Hub. A funding request came in to help fund new form of communication. The Communication hub will be providing East Whatcom County with a newspaper and website for safe, reliable and pertinent news for our community. The Foothills Communication Hub, a non-profit organization is looking for a committed community member to serve as editor of a monthly east Whatcom County newspaper and administrator of an associated website. This will be a part-time grant-funded position that could lead to a full-time position. For a complete job description, or if you wish to submit a resume, please contact Matthew Thuney, Foothills Communication Hub Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication Hub Funded
Have an Idea that could benefit Columbia Valley? Visit our website at www.foothillscommunityalliance.com to learn how to submit a request for funding. Have questions? Reach out to us at email@example.com. Monthly Meetings Held second Wednesday of the month at 6pm via Zoom. See our website for Zoom Link!
In the WORKS…
FCA has funded their first of may projects for bettering our community through grant monies that have been allocated to our community. This is just first of many projects that FCA will begin to fund based off of feedback that the community participated in through surveys and community meetings. To see what other projects you can be part of, see our Projects page!
Columbia Valley Park and Recreation District is excited to announce it has received generous funding to help build the first park from the Foothills Community Alliance. Funds were officially approved on March 24th and transferred on May 25th. At this time no location or property has been identified but we are encouraging folks who would like to be involved to please follow this link: http://bit.ly/cvprdEmailList (this is a case sensitive link) to be added to our email list for park updates and community planning opportunities. We look forward to this community park creation work together in the near future.
-Your Columbia Valley Park and Recreation District
2021 Kendall Summer fest in August was a success with over 300 people in attendance.
With sunny warm weather, attendees enjoyed free food, music, singers, entertainers, activities for children, vendors and were able to learn about resourcesAttendees enjoyed the warm, sunny day and participated in the following activities.
Free Food was served with everyone enjoying Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Macaroni and Cheese with lemonade and water.
Entertainment – Local music bands and singers entertained the community.
Hawaiian Shaved Ice vendor
Jugglers, clowns and stilt walkers walked the grounds entertaining everyone, especially the children.
Children’s activities – face painting, slip and slide, bubble machine.
Local community businesses were invited to attend to sell their products.
Community resource agencies gave out information about their programs.
Whatcom County Library Bookmobile
Whatcom County Health Department – gave out free COVID-19 vaccines
Peace Health – gave out free infused water fruit drinks. They also passed out other health related information.
In efforts to inspire safe disposal of yard waste, reduce yard debris burning. and reduce wildfire risks, FCA funded the July Chipping event. With Funding from FCA, this event was able to be held over a 2-day course and served 57 residence and removed over 16 TONS of hazardous wildfire fuel from Columbia Valley area and/or redistribute to community gardens, local food banks and individuals in the form of wood chips for gardens. In order to be able to serve so many community members with this event, you had to register, have ALL branches facing same direction at the road in a neat pile. No branChe’s or limbs greater than 6” in diameter, no root wads, stumps, lawn clippings, raked leaves, rocks, trash or any non woody items. Each residence were given up to 15 minutes for chipping at their homes before the chipping crew moved onto the next registered home.
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