Store­front Grant Pro­gram de­liv­ers

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Thanks t ot he St ore­front Grant Pr ogram, two mor e down­town prop­er­ties are look­ing pris­tine. L ast week the pro­gram, spear­headed by t he Ec onomic De­vel­op­ment T ask F orce, de­liv­ered on two g rants; one f or Wade’s Jew­ellery and t he other for the Navy League build­ing.

This was the sec­ond ye ar for the ma tch­ing g rant pr ogram and has made a diff er­ence with busi­nesses in dow ntown and beyond ac cess­ing t he pr ogram to im­prove the curb­side ap­peal of their build­ings. It can be used to up­grade the win­dows, paint­ing, door re­place­ment, or mak­ing t he build­ing handic apped ac­ces­si­ble. W ade’s Je wellery adde d ne w sig­nage and fresh paint work­ing with lo­cal ven­dors.

The N avy L eague ha s b een very bus y upg rad­ing t he a ppear­ance of their build­ing. This in­cluded cle an­ing up t he y ard, as we ll a s adding ne w sig nage, and g reat ne w w in­dow c over­ings on t he sec­ond floor. There are five w in­dows c overed w ith sil­hou­ettes of memb ers of t he cadet corp.

The build­ing is lo ok­ing pr is­tine and it is just in time. The build­ing, or ig­i­nally built a sa Me­mo­rial Hall fol­low­ing World War I will be cel­e­brat­ing its cen­ten­nial next year.

The Navy League has been in the build­ing for about 30 years.

(l-r) Doug Wade and Karie Drouin of Wade’s Jew­ellery ac­cept a cheque from Sum­mer Manca of the Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Task Force from the Store­front Grant Pro­gram. for $1,556.63

Sum­mer Manca of the Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Task Force, left, presents a cheque for $3,000 to Dave Hanik Pres­i­dent of the Navy League Store­front Grant Pro­gram. for the

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