July 24 reception will honor countys many winners

The News-Times

The Cultural Coalition of Washington County recently awarded grants totaling $38,145 to 28 county organizations to support cultural projects planned between July 2013 and June 2014.

The grants were distributed through a competitive process to address goals of the Washington County Cultural Plan in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Funding for this grant program comes from the Oregon Cultural Trust, which distributes money to Oregon counties and tribes annually for re-distribution to support local community cultural programs. This year’s awards bring the total benefit to the county over the past eight years to $301,221.

The CCWC — in partnership with Pamplin Media Group and Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District — will host a reception to honor the work of the 2013-14 grant recipients on Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Aloha’s Jenkins Estate. Grant winners include:

n Washington County Community Cultural Participation grant: Bag&Baggage Productions (Hillsboro), “Julius Caesar”: $2,000;

n Centro Cultural of Washington County (Cornelius): Children’s Art Program: $2,000;

n City of North Plains: Concerts in the Park: $1,000;

n Free Orchards Elementary (Cornelius): Garden Art: $1,500;

n Friends of the Cornelius Public Library: Libraries for Latinos: $1,000;

n Friends of the North Plains Public Library: One Book, One Community: $2,000;

n Helvetia Community Association: Helvetia Cultural Fest: $1,000;

n Hillsboro Farmers’ Market: Cuisine & Culture Festivals: $1,000;

n Hillsboro School District, Liberty High School: “Exploring Homes in the Falcon’s Nest”: $1,000;

n Ising Choir (Hillsboro): Blue Plate Special: $1,000;

n STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy (Hillsboro): “Oregon or Bust!”: $1,380;

n Theatre in the Grove (Forest Grove): CAST Playhouse 2013: $2,000;

n Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro): Saturday Family Matinee Performance Series: $1,500; and

n Washington County Museum (Hillsboro): Mobile Museum: $2,000.

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