By Brenna Wiegand A string of past Our Town stories reflect the flurry of activity encircling the old wading pool in Silverton’s Coolidge McClaine Park. It all started in 2014 when Silverton participants in that year’s Ford Family Foundation Leadership program chose to beautify the wading pool/fountain in Coolidge McClaine as its public service project. Ford Family Foundation offered $5,000 […]
By Brenna Wiegand Few will deny the fountain in Coolidge McClaine Park is a tad rundown. The current Ford Family Foundation Leadership program cohort aims to change that. The group’s leadership training culminates by carrying out a public service project. The class targeted the fountain. The foundation will match $5,000 to get the project started. “This project will enhance the […]
Visitors coming into downtown frequently stop and ask directions. Some are lucky enough to find the visitor center in the Silverton Chamber of Commerce office where executive director Stacy Palmer can give them some ideas about where to go and what to do. But not all of them find their way there, so now, thanks in part to a Ford Family Foundation grant, Palmer’s about to get some help in assisting visitors.
Seemingly undaunted by the need to raise $30,000 in less than 30 days, more than 75 optimistic supporters of the Silverton Area Senior Center showed up for its ground-breaking ceremony Aug. 18.