Wheeler County, oregon Cultural
and Heritage Coalition
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there."
Charles F. Kettering
Photographs courtesy of the Rimrock Art Society.
May 15, 2012- A total of 15 grant applications totaling $5,600 were approved by the nonprofit Wheeler County Cultural and Heritage Coalition for projects throughout the county.
Each project meets the mission of the coalition, which is to preserve and celebrate the diverse culture and heritage of the county. The coalition receives limited funding annually through the Oregon Cultural Trust.
These funds are supplemented with contributions from area residents and businesses that care about the county, its rich history and its culture.
A renewed membership drive is underway to help the coalition continue its efforts this year. The membership fee for individuals is $10, for families it is $10, and for businesses it is $10. Each participating business will receive a membership certificate for posting and all donors will be kept informed of coalition activities.
“The larger counties in Oregon are bragging that they are trying for participation by 1-2% of their residents,” said coalition chair Dan Cannon. “It would be great for Wheeler County to take the lead statewide and be able to show strong support by local people who care about what we do.”
Memberships are tax deductible and can be mailed to the Wheeler Co. Cultural & Heritage Coalition, P.O. Box , Mitchell, Ore. 97850.
Wheeler County Cultural Coalition Offers Grants
Mitchell. OR - May 2012 - The Wheeler County Cultural and Heritage Coalition has awarded over $25,461.00 to various
indiviuals and groups in direct support of 62 projects throughout Wheeler County sinceJune 2008.
Non-profit groups in Wheeler County involved in the arts, heritage and the humanities are encouraged to apply for 2013
Spring grants of any amount up to up to $500. Applications are available HERE. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2013.
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Join our Cultural Database
grant request form
History of our successful mini-grant program
**established in 2004, Board members include
Mitchell residents Dan Cannon, chairman; Mike Carroll, vice chair; Freda Yoakam,
treasurer; and Christy Hudspeth; Fossil residents Lyn Craig, Pam Hankins,
secretary, Celia Lorts, Jack Lorts and Marietta Walker; and Spray residents
Linda Allen and Sharon Holes.
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