The Bridgetown Area Community Fund (BACF) marked its 1st anniversary by awarding grants of $250.00 each to the Clarence Community Hall and the Jack and Jill Nursery School in Paradise. The grants were awarded at a small reception held at the Paradise Community Hall on November 25th.
Back Row: Marilyn Kaulbach (BACF), Cindy Caldwell (Jack and Jill Nursery School), Bob Nason (BACF), Mary Longley Pecharsky (BACF), David Mack (BACF), Allison Kouzovnikov (CFNS), Jennifer Lawrence (Jack and Jill Nursery School), Laurie Montgomery (BACF) Front Row: Shirley Fralic (Clarence Community Hall), Lillian Lawrence, Clara Lawrence, Janice Lawrence (BACF)
On hand to accept the grant for the Clarence Community Club was Shirley Fralic. She indicated that the grant will be used to help with the upkeep of the Clarence Community Hall. The hall is home to the Annapolis County 4-H Club and the local seniors group, who use it for card games, other social activities and community events.
Cindy Caldwell, Director of the Jack and Jill Nursery School, accepted their grant and spoke about how the money will be applied to their Community Green Area Project. Their plans include creating a teaching garden, a play area and a picnic area that will be used by the school and the community at large.
The BACF was launched in 2008 as an endowment fund to support the broad concerns of the Bridgetown area community, including culture, education, heritage, recreation, tourism and volunteerism. The BACF is a member fund of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS), a charitable foundation established by and for the people of Nova Scotia and dedicated to building strong, healthy and vibrant communities.
Donors to the BACF can contribute cash, stocks and real property to the Fund. In addition to receiving favourable tax treatment, they will also know that their contributions will have a tangible positive impact on the Bridgetown area community for years to come.
To learn more about the Bridgetown Area Community Fund, please contact any of its Directors – Marilyn Kaulbach 665-2787, Janice Lawrence 665-2796, David Mack 665-2957, Laurie Montgomery 665-2624, Bob Nason 665-5071 or Mary Longley Pecharsky 665-4965.