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Angel Society benefits local charities, worthy causes


Last updated 1/2/2014 at Noon

Supporters of the Fallbrook Dog Park project include, from left, Rich Dryden, Nienekeh Hardenbol, Sandy Goodman, Sarah Bates, Jim Bates, Anne Richter, Dr. Neil Treister, and kneeling in front, Ingrid Reinig.

FALLBROOK – Donations to various community groups totaling $14,250 were approved by the Angel Society of Fallbrook at the December meeting of the Board of Directors.

Leading the list of grant recipients was Save Our Forest, a committee of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, which received $3,000 to help replace and maintain pipes on the Treescape Project property on South Mission Road.

The Palomar College Foundation received $2,000 to help local students in need with textbooks, scholarships and emergency assistance.

Fallbrook Chorale also received $2,000 to help finance the group’s annual June concert, which is performed at the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center.

To help fund its “Art of Today, Artists of Tomorrow” show, the Fallbrook Art Center received $1,500. The show features works by local high school students.

Also receiving a grant for $1,500, the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance maintains the Mission medians, Jackie Heyneman Park, Pico Promenade, the downtown flower pots, the East Mission ‘Welcome Home” tribute to the military, and more than 30 public art pieces.

A $1,000 grant was approved for the new Fallbrook Dog Park, helping its organizing committee come closer to reaching its goal to raise $10,000 by January. The group has partnered with Live Oak Park Coalition to install a chain-link fence at the proposed site at the corner of Reche and Gird Roads.

The Potter Jr. High Music Department also received $1,000 to help fund its trip to the Disneyland Music Festival in the spring.

TERI, a 30-year organization that provides support for children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities and their families, was given $1,000. The group plans to build a Campus of Life in North County that will further educational opportunities for people with special needs.

Fallbrook High School’s PTSA “Student Assistance Fund” was also awarded $1,000 to help needy students defray the cost of PE uniforms, eye exams and glasses, prom attire and other items.

SEAS (Social, Emotional and Academic Support), a FUHS program for students with special needs, received $250 to help fund a holiday meal and celebration.

The Angel Society of Fallbrook raises philanthropic funds through the operation of the Angel Shop at 1002 S. Main Ave. For more information, visit


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