A day’s worth of hard work and heavy equipment went into a mini excavation project at the site of Harrrington’s New Town Square Project. Many local folks came together to volunteer their time, labor and equipment to make progress on the site, hauling away 7 truck loads of debris from the site! It was a perfect example of community involvement and community pride as townspeople worked to beautify Historic Harrington.
The Harrington Chamber of Commerce received a challenge grant from Innovia Foundation of Spokane, thanks to the efforts of Tim Tipton. For every dollar raised, Innovia will match it (up to $30,000). Innovia has set up a Community Fund that is now ready to accept donations towards the project. Donations of time, materials and equipment are also considered matching funds to the grant, which is an excellent opportunity for Harrington and its residents who are able to donate those types of resources.
If the public is interested in these efforts of restoring Harrington, there are options to choose from when donating:
Online: Go to the Innovia Foundation “Give Now” page on their website innovia.org/give-now/. On this page, donors can search for “Harrington Town Square Community Fund” from the drop down list of funds. Then, donors can enter their credit card and personal information and then hit “submit.”
Via check: Make checks out to “lnnovia Foundation” and stating “Harrington Town Square Community Fund” either in the memo line or on a separate memo. Mail Checks to:
421 W. Riverside Ave. Suite 606
Spokane, WA 99201
The challenge grant is time sensitive: community funds need to be secured by the end of the year in order to make the most of the grant.
Tipton adds: “It has been a journey to get to this point- it’s very exciting to see the work being started with community involvement as the driving force. It couldn’t be possible without that vital element.”
As part of fundraising, the Chamber is selling engraved paver bricks in 3 different sizes, and are organizing an event to be held during Harrington’s Fall Festival on the last Saturday of September.
Follow the progress of this project on social media, @harringtontownsquare on Facebook and Instagram as well as on the Chamber website established for the project: http://www.harringtonbiz.com/organizations/chamber/town-square-project/