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SAFE Harbor received a grant of $1,500 for video devices to help law enforcement officers provide evidence of domestic violence.

Grant recipients for 2014 were announced at the GPCF’s annual “Passion for Polson Celebration” held August 16. Altogether, $21,584 was distributed among 10 qualifying local non-profits this year.

• Polson Youth Soccer Association was granted $2,500 to help construct new soccer fields on newly acquired land.
• Mission Valley Aquatics will receive $2,500 to allow the children of financially challenged families to use the facilities.
• Polson Ski Club was granted $2,287.50, which will be used to give financial assistance to youth not otherwise able to participate in the ski program.
• Boys and Girls Club was granted $2,500 for a healthy eating/nutrition program for youth using local produce.
• Polson School District received $2,500 for upgrades to the high school auditorium, the only auditorium in Polson, which has not been improved for 40 years.
• Polson Loaves and Fishes was granted $2,000 for the purchase of a metal storage container.
• SAFE Harbor received a grant of $1,500 for video devices to help law enforcement officers provide evidence of domestic violence.
• Polson Fairgrounds was granted $2,500 to improve the concession stand, the commercial kitchen and storage facilities.
• The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) will receive $2,500 to support the third annual event that sparks our winter economy.
• The Dayton Proctor Park Association will receive $797 to insulate a park building for energy-efficient winter use.

Because of generous donors, a total of $125,00 has been contributed to meet needs in our community since grants were first awarded in 2009.