The Community Food Co-op member affairs committee has awarded Wild Whatcom a professional development grant, according to a press release. The grant supports "innovative, timely community projects benefiting the health, well being and sustainability of our community."
Wild Whatcom was recognized for its work promoting confidence and competence in community and environmental stewardship among boys in Whatcom County.
The Wild Whatcom Boys Explorers' Club leaders used the grant to attend the Washington State University Extension 4-H Rites of Passage Program.
For more information about Wild Whatcom, see wildwhatcom.org.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AID THREE CHARITIES
The Whatcom Young Professionals, an adjunct to the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, raised more than $5,000 for three local charities at last month's "Buzz Off" charity bowling tournament, according to a press release. The group has raised more than $35,000 during the last six years.
In its sixth year, the event benefited the Assistance League's Operation School Bell program, Community in Schools of Whatcom County and Ferndale Community Service Cooperative.
Sponsors for the 2012 event at 20th Century Bowl included Nooksack River Casino, Silver Reef Casino, Audio Innovations, Continuous Motion, Whidbey Island Bank, Chic Living by ToU, Skagit State Bank, Cosmic Comics, Poppes 360, Comcast Business Class, American Family Insurance, Alicia's Bridal, Rice Insurance, Signs by Tomorrow and Little Caesars.
BELLINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
The Bellingham High School classes of 1954 to 1960 are holding a picnic reunion from 1-5 p.m., Sept. 6 at Lairmont Manor. Tickets are $25. Reservations are necessary and tickets are $25. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 360-647-1444.
Out and About runs Mondays in The Bellingham Herald.
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