At its annual meeting on May 14, the Foundation Board approved the following grants for work and services at the Buckner Orchard:
Hazardous Tree Removal - $3,000.00
Replacement of Entrance Sign - $2,000.00
Tree Cage Removal - $2,000.00
WSU Ext. Consultant - $350.00
Upgrades to Current Fence - $1,200.00
Fill Tractor Tires - $600.00
Replace Old-style Culverts - $1,900.00
In addition, The Foundation will work with NPS on improving the wagon shed roof and inventorying, sorting, and placing historic equipment at the Orchard.
The Foundation has now acquired its own non-profit, 501 (c)(3) status and is no longer a project of the Community Foundation for NCW!
Board members David Kurth (Stehekin) and Doug England (Manson) were re-elected to their respective postions as Stehekin Community Representative and Apple Industry Representative. In addition, Herb Sargo (Sedro-Woolley) was re-elected Foundation president, JoAnne Reiter (Walla Walla) re-elected Secretary, and Cinda Gilbert (Manson) was re-elected Treasurer.
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT IN CHELAN
Historic photos from the Orchard Centennial Exhibit are now on display at the Lake Chelan Museum in Chelan. This is a great chance to view or revisit the earlier days of the Buckner Orchard and Homestead. The exhibit will be on display through September.