News release: MILTON-FREEWATER AREA FOUNDATION GIVES TO COMMUNITY The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation recently announced community grants and scholarships for 2018 with a combining total of $118,543.96. Of that amount, nearly $23,100.00 was distributed in scholarships to 12 students seeking to further their education.
Scholarships awarded include: The Vesta M. Bascom Scholarship, Earl and Lela Frazier Scholarship, John O. Hendricks Scholarship, Nathan Allen Jay and Juanita Hope Jay Memorial Scholarship, Milton-Freewater Area Foundation Scholarship, James, Bernice and Pat Murphy Scholarship, Mac-Hi 2016 Scholarship, Tom S. Hinton Scholarship, and the Grady & Elizabeth Phillips Scholarship.
The remainder of the funds were distributed to further better the community. Below are some of the projects/activities the Area Foundation assisted throughout the year: • Milton-Freewater Historical society (Maintenance and support of the Frazier Farmstead Museum), • M-F Golf Club (Redoing their handicap ramp) • WW Community Hospice (Medication for patients) • M-F Chamber of Commerce • Junior Achievement (Sending students to finance seminars) • WW YMCA (M-F Summer Day Camp) • Milton-Freewater School Dist. (various projects and programs such as Central School Improvements and Gib Olinger Electronic Reader board). • M-F Public Library (New sets of double doors) • M-F Junior Show • MF Senior Center The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation strives to support Milton-Freewater and its inhabitants where possible and would like to extend their appreciation to all of the families and individuals that have made this possible with their generous donations. For more information about the foundation, how to apply for grants or scholarships, or make contributions, please contact Luis Alvarez MFAF Director. Luis may be reached by phone at (509) 526-1264, or mail at Baker Boyer Bank 17 W Main St Walla Walla, WA 99362. The Milton Freewater Area Foundation website is www.mfareafoundation.org and can also be used to obtain information.