GOLD BEACH — Students at Riley Creek and Gold Beach High School were asked by school administrators to rank projects for a potential grant from the Gold Beach Community Fund.
The Riley Creek students requested that a drinking fountain/bottle filling station be placed in the middle school wing since there are no drinking fountains in that part of the building.
Students at GBHS wanted to paint the halls of the high school and repair numerous broken lockers in the freshman and sophomore section of the school. Students will volunteer to do most of the painting and assist with locker repair, with help from staff and volunteers.
The Gold Beach Community Fund partnering with the Gold Beach Rotary Club recently awarded a grant to Central Curry School District for the requested $2,500. The Rotary Club portion of $1,000 for the drinking fountain was funded from their proceeds of the recent High on Health event sponsored by Rotary and Curry Health Foundation.
The Gold Beach Community Fund, initially funded by the Gold Beach Rotary Club, is now an independent entity providing financial support for projects, activities and services with the aim of enhancing the quality of life in Central Curry County. The Fund was an early supporter of Gold Beach Main Street as well as many other programs like Ready to Smile dental program and robotics at Riley Creek.
The next grant cycle for GBCF applications are due Oct. 1. Grant guidelines and applications are available at www.goldbeachcommunityfund.org.