The Mason Community Foundation (MCF) recently awarded a grant to the Mason County Child Welfare Board to be used to offset the cost of dual credit courses for high school juniors and seniors. Many students at Mason High take advantage of this program, and by taking dual credit courses, they receive credit at the high school and college level at a rate lower than traditional college courses. The MCF is pleased to assist in the support and education of the children in our school. Pictured for the check presentation are members of the Mason Community Foundation and Child Welfare Board: Rebekka Whitworth, Suzanne Bjork, Melanie Canfield, Brent Hinckley, D’Ann Stahl, Jennifer Moneyhon, and Shannon Hofmann. This is one of many grants we have provided to numerous groups and organizations in the past four years. The deadline for the next grant cycle will be September 4th. More information about applying for grants will appear in a later edition of the newspaper.
As we’re sure you already know, the money used to fund these grants is provided through sales from the Mason Community Thrift Store, which is located just off the square, across from NuWay. We appreciate your support and gladly accept donations of clothing, household goods, and miscellaneous items. We cannot accept bed pillows or mattresses, and we ask that furniture donations be in truly resalable condition.
We have recently decided to alter the Community Thrift Store hours to better serve our customers and treasure hunters passing through town. Our new hours are Monday-Friday 10-5pm, and Saturday 10-4pm. Many changes have been made in the last few months. We invite you to stop by and see what’s new.
One additional piece of information we would like to share is our need for dependable volunteers. For many years, several ladies gave their time on a regular basis to help out in the Community Thrift Store, but for a variety of reasons they are no longer able to do this. The need, however, is still there. Examples of what you might be asked to do are: tagging, hanging, and putting out clothes, straightening and tidying up the store, and working at the front counter, including checking people out. This could be a great opportunity for you to help in the community, and meet new people. If you would like to learn more about ways you can help, please go by the store and talk to Wendy or Barbara.