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Feed Your Brain 2012 Grantees Announced

by Behnosh Najafi | | Posted under School's Out News

Congratulations to the six recipients of our 2012 Feed Your Brain grants! These programs will receive a $5,000 grant to operate a summer learning program and provide free, nutritious meals to children and youth living in rural communities of our state this summer.

  1. Boistfort School District, Curtis
  2. Deer Park School District, Deer Park
  3. Grand Coulee Dam School District, Coulee Dam
  4. Northwest Community Action Center – Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Toppenish
  5. TOGETHER!, Rainier
  6. Whitson Elementary School, White Salmon

See if you can match each grantee to its location on the map! Scroll down for answers and to learn a fact about each town. (CORRECTION: TOGETHER! in Rainier is not correctly listed on this map.)

Thank you to Discuren Charitable Foundation, Medina Foundation, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund, and to all the individuals who donated to Feed Your Brain to help support children and youth this summer.

Read the answers below or on this custom Google map.

Boistfort School District, Curtis
Southwest of Centralia
On December 3rd, 2007, a mix of unfortunate weather patterns caused a torrential flood in the Boistfort Valley, at the head of which is the town of Curtis. The community with hundreds of volunteers from around the state rallied together to support.

Deer Park School District
North of Spokane
Deer Park got its name when railroad surveyors saw deer grazing in the area. Deer Park was settled in 1889 when a railroad siding was built for the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway.

Grand Coulee Dam School District
Northwest of Spokane
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles, of which, 1.1 square miles  of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (7.56%) is water.

Northwest Community Action Center – Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Toppenish
Southeast of Yakima
The General Allotment Act of 1887 granted an 80-acre allotment of land to a woman of half Indian ancestry, Josephine Bowser Lillie, known as “The Mother of Toppenish”. Lillie platted the north 40 acres of her land and these tracts became the first deeded land to be sold on the Yakama Nation Reservation.

TOGETHER!, Rainier
West, Near Olympia
Rainier began in the 1870s as a stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad line between Kalama, Washington and Tacoma. Situated amidst the ‘ten al quelth’ prairies (Lushootseed for “the best yet”,) it was named for its view of Mount Rainier.

Whitson Elementary School, White Salmon
Northeast of Portland
The annual “Nights in White Salmon” Art & Wine Fusion is a free event offering a fun-filled evening of exciting, family-friendly activities, great local food, renowned local entertainment, works by local artists, award-winning winemakers offering tastings of their incredible local wines, and all the warmth and beauty of an early summer evening in the Gorge.

(Most details taken from Wikipedia).


UPDATE: Thanks to the generous donors to our Feed Your Brain fundraiser, we are able to fund Children’s Home Society in Walla Walla!!

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