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The Common Good grant to help purchase new grooming equipment for cross-country trails will benefit skiers at Plumas Eureka State Park. Photo submitted

Community grants awarded

Plumas County’s own local Santa, The Common Good Community Foundation, made it a special Christmas for six deserving Plumas County organizations by awarding grants.Tourism, recreation, schools and history all benefited from the foundation’s winter funding cycle.

The newly formed Lost Sierra Foundation received funds to promote its visitor’s center, and the Johnsville Historical Society received a grant for its Archive Digitalization Project, which will scan and digitalize the organization’s historical archive.

Also funded in December was High Sierra Animal Rescue, which will use the award to expand its youth education program in the schools. With the grant, HSAR will purchase books that focus on animal welfare and kindness.

Two educational groups received grants. One was the C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School PTA. That grant will help defray the cost of the school’s annual subscription to Scholastic News.

And, as previously reported, the Quincy High Boosters Club received a $1,500 grant that will be used for travel expenses by the Quincy High School Honor Band.The grant will assist the band in participatingin competitions and events during the spring semester.

“Special recognition should be given to band member Tristan McMichael, who wrote and submitted the grant request,” stated Colleen McKeown, founder and president of the foundation. “The board was very impressed with his initiative and his excellent work on the grant request.”

The foundation’s final grant was awarded to the Plumas Eureka State Park Association for the purchase of a new grooming machine to improve recreational cross country ski trails.

“It was a good Christmas for the Common Good Community Foundation as well,” stated Jeanne Fagliano, foundation treasurer. “During the holiday season, the foundation received donations totaling almost $14,000.”

To be involved in making a positive difference in Plumas County, consider making a donation to the Common Good Community Foundation.Donations can be made via the foundation’s website at www.commongoodplumas.org.

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