Easton Rotary Service Foundation Chair Paul Braden presented checks to this year’s grant recipients including:
$5,000 to the Easton Community Center to help support their summer camp program. The 8-week program serves 94 children. The weekly programming focuses on the 7 habits of healthy children. Field trips include the library, planetarium, cultural education, and STEM academics at the Da Vinci center.
$5,000 to the Third Street Alliance for a pilot program to help children in these COVID times from slipping in their behavioral progress. The grant will help provide a specialist for their newly-established Learning Center. The new staff member will help track the children’s progress even when they move back to a regular school.
$2,500 to complete a $5,000 Rotary District Matching Grant to the YMCA. The new Street Market in the West Ward is helping to bring a sense of community to the area. The YMCA grant is adding an educational component to the market by supplying books and recreational fun to the Market.
$33,500 has been pledged to the Miracle League of Northampton County to purchase and install a new scoreboard. Aside from the kids playing, the scoreboard is one of the most dynamic components of the games at Easton Rotary Field. Many of the players will not enter the batter’s box until their picture is displayed. The league will celebrate its 10th anniversary this September, and they will do so with a fantastic new scoreboard provided by Easton Rotary.