House and Garden Tour Community Grants
October 10, 2007
Three Additional CHRS Community Grant Recipients Announced
3. Cultural Tourism DC
A grant of $2,500 for the organization to plan and conduct a public tour in the spring of 2008 showcasing the restoration of the historic Eastern Market and highlighting the Market’s importance to the Capitol Hill community. The tour would be part of the organization’s regular “WalkingTown DC”events and would be offered regularly in the future as well.
4. Friends of Turtle Park
A grant of $2,000 to design, fabricate and install three new turtles to replace the damaged ones in Turtle Park by the Eastern Market, at the corner of 7th and Independence Avenues, S.E.
5. Trees for Capitol Hill
A grant of $300 to purchase and plant a sycamore tree in front of 325 A Street, N.E., in honor of the late Peter Powers, Capitol Hill community activist and former president of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society.
October 2007 CHRS News
Initial 2007 CHRS Community Grant Recipients Announced
by Larry Pearl
For the eighth consecutive year, CHRS is continuing its tradition of devoting part of the proceeds of the annual House and Garden Tour to the Capitol Hill community. The CHRS Board has approved the following grants:
1. School Libraries Project
A grant of $3,500 for banners for five Capitol Hill school libraries. This is part of a larger project, an initiative of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, to create uniquely designed fully-equipped libraries in eight Capitol Hill elementary schools. The banners will highlight the libraries at the Maury, Paine, Peabody, Tyler and Watkins Schools, all of which were renovated this summer. CHRS provided a grant last year for banners at the libraries of the Brent, Ludlow-Taylor and Stuart-Hobson Schools, all of which were renovated during the summer of 2006.
2. Friends of the Northeast Library (FONEL)
A grant of $2,100 for new lighting in the Main Room of the Northeast Library. FONE proposes to replace the fluorescent lights in the Main Room with polished nickel pendant lights, similar to the lighting in 1937 when the library opened. The grant will pay for eight compact fluorescent fixtures and their shades. This will open up the 15- foot ceilings currently encumbered by banks of fluorescent lights. The new fixtures will hold compact fluorescent bulbs for energy efficiency. Installation will be the responsibility of the DC public library system.
CHRS expects to announce additional grant recipients in the near future.
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