The Mason Health Clinic recently installed new lobby furniture that provides more seating space and an attractive place for customers to wait. The previous lobby furnishings were “hand-me-downs” from Hill Country Memorial Hospital and were in use for many years, but the new seating will be easier to clean and hopefully provide a healthier environment in the lobby area. The furniture was purchased by the local Hospital Board with funds provided by a grant from the Mason Community Foundation and the Community Thrift Store. Pictured are Rodney Jackson President of the local Hospital Board, Brent Hinckley President of the Mason Community Foundation, Monica Hinckley a Board member of Frontera Healthcare Network that manages the local clinic, and Amy Jaquez the manager of the Community Thrift Store. Not pictured, but very involved with this new addition to the Clinic was Michelle Chapman who serves on the local Hospital Board and wrote the grant to receive funding and then managed the purchase and installation of the new furniture. The Mason Community Foundation oversees the operations of the Community Thrift Store and directs all profits from this business to be spent on grants that provide money for projects and improvements that benefit the citizens of Mason. The Community Foundation has provided over $130,000 for grants in Mason during the past four years, and the next cycle of grants are due no later than September 1, 2011 for consideration during this fall. Any non-profit organization is encouraged to consider applying for a grant to provide funding for a worthwhile project, and grant applications and criteria are available at the Community Thrift Store. For more information please contact any member of the Board or Board President Brent Hinckley. The Community Thrift Store continues to serve the needs of our Mason residents and many people beyond our town, and your support through donations, volunteering and shopping is very much appreciated.