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Community Projects funds allocated to four local organizations


Last updated 8/25/2006 at Noon

The Fallbrook Historical Society, Community Housing Works, the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, and the Reche Community Club were among the recipients of District Five Community Projects funds allocated by a San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote August 1.

The Fallbrook Historical Society will receive $50,000 for a new barn to house historical exhibits, Community Housing Works will have $15,000 to purchase new computers and software at their Fallbrook learning center and two other centers, the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance was awarded $15,000 for outstanding costs associated with their July 4 fundraiser, and the Reche Community Club was allocated $6,000 to pave a driveway and parking area around the one-room schoolhouse.

The Fallbrook Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization which provides tours for schoolchildren, photo assistance for businesses and individuals seeking historical identity, and information services for visitors to Fallbrook and local residents. The new barn will enable the housing of historical exhibits.

Community Housing Works operates the Learning Communities program which is free to all participants and serves to minimize the “digital divide” by providing after-school programs including homework assistance and access to computers and the Internet. Community Housing Works operates 14 learning centers throughout North County, but the Fallbrook, Oceanside, and Vista centers are in need of new computers. The Community Projects grant will allow those learning centers to replace the older and more poorly functioning computers.

The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance is comprised of local organizations who seek to maintain and improve Fallbrook’s visual appeal. The Fourth of July event at the Grand Tradition is a fundraiser for the alliance, but expenses include fireworks and musical entertainment. The Community Projects award will cover some of the costs to hold the fundraiser.

The Reche Community Club maintains the old Reche schoolhouse and hosts tours of the 110-year-old schoolhouse. The asphalt driveway and parking area are in need of coating, and the Community Projects grant will allow resumption of the tours once the refurbishing is completed.


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