Wa­ter­front Week­end hands out $32K to lo­cal non-prof­its

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS - By John Glid­den jglid­[email protected]­al­don­line. com @glid24 on Twit­ter Con­tact re­porter John Glid­den at 707-553-6832.

There were smiles and hugs aplenty dur­ing Tues­day’s Vallejo City Coun­cil meet­ing as The Wa­ter­front Week­end group pre­sented a to­tal of $32,000 to 12 dif­fer­ent lo­cal non-prof­its.

Sur­rounded by all seven coun­cilors, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each non-profit came up and ac­cepted a cer­e­mo­nial check from Jon Ri­ley, chair of The Wa­ter­front Week­end, and executive di­rec­tor of the Napa and Solano Coun­ties Cen­tral La­bor Coun­cil.

The do­na­tions in­cluded:

• Spinal Care In­jury Ac­tive Net­work- $6,200

• Florence Dou­glas Cen­ter$4,500

• Vallejo Com­mu­nity Ac­cess Tele­vi­sion- $5,300

• Friends of Loma Vista Farms- $2,000

• Mare Is­land His­toric Park Foun­da­tion- $2,000

• Midsi Sanchez Foun­da­tion$2,000

• Re­build­ing To­gether Solano County- $2,000

• Solano County Fair$2,000

• So­lu­tions for At-risk

Youth- $2,000

• Vallejo Com­mu­nity Arts Foun­da­tion- $2,000

• Vallejo Shake­speare In The Park- $2,000

• Gen­e­sis House- $1,000 do­na­tion

“We con­sider this the per­fect fit for the Vallejo com­mu­nity,” Ri­ley said. “We put on a won­der­ful event that high­lights what we have to of­fer in the city of Vallejo; both on our wa­ter­front and on Mare Is­land.”

Now in its sev­enth year, the two-day fes­ti­val, held dur­ing the first week­end in Oc­to­ber, fea­tures a whale­boat re­gatta, car show, Glo-Run, dunk tank/ splash chair, chili cook-off, pet­ting farm, Ducky Derby, and beer gar­den. There is also live mu­sic each day.

Ri­ley said that the group is now ac­cept­ing pro­pos­als from non-profit ben­e­fi­cia­ries for this year’s event.

“The Vallejo Wa­ter­front Week­end sup­ports all non­prof­its, but this year our com­mit­tee is look­ing specif­i­cally for 501 (C) 3 or­ga­ni­za­tions need­ing fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to make a large impact on the Vallejo com­mu­nity, whether through your or­ga­ni­za­tion or to com­plete a project,” ac­cord­ing a news re­lease from the group. “Re­quire­ments in­clude ac­tive in­volve­ment in plan­ning for the 2020 Vallejo Wa­ter­front Week­end event, pro­vid­ing vol­un­teer as­sis­tance dur­ing the ac­tual event, and your or­ga­ni­za­tion is in the city of Vallejo.”

No more than eight or­ga­ni­za­tions will be cho­sen this year, of­fi­cials said.

To ap­ply to be a 2020 Ben­e­fi­ciary, visit www. valle­jowa­ter­fron­tweek­end.com, or call (707) 7386964 to re­quest a Ben­e­fi­ciary Pro­posal Form, due by March 31. Ben­e­fi­cia­ries will be selected by April 15.

In other news, the coun­cil also pre­sented sev­eral procla­ma­tions, in­clud­ing:

• Rec­og­niz­ing Fe­bru­ary 2020 as Black His­tory Month

• Rec­og­niz­ing the 100th An­niver­sary of the Found­ing of the League of Women Vot­ers

• Pre­sen­ta­tion of a Procla­ma­tion declar­ing Feb. 25, 2020 as “World Spay Day.”

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO — CITY OF VALLEJO

Jon Ri­ley, chair of the Wa­ter­front Week­end, at the podium presents a $2,000check to the Solano County Fair dur­ing Tues­day’s Vallejo City Coun­cil meet­ing.

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