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Arizona Community Foundation Announces Leadership Departure

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The Arizona Community Foundation announces the departure of Chief Philanthropy Officer Jacky Alling who left the foundation on March 31 to take on a new role as the first-ever Senior Fellow for Philanthropy at Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.

Alling will serve in an adjunct faculty appointment under the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. In this role, she will grow the ASU Lodestar Center’s PhilanthropyMatters programming; serve as a

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Longtime North Charleston recreation leader dies, remembered for love of community | News

NORTH CHARLESTON — Gary McJunkin, a longtime recreation and community leader in the Charleston region, died March 28. He was 89.

McJunkin, also affectionately known as “Mr. Mac,” served Lowcountry residents for 25 years as he oversaw the development of North Charleston ball fields and playgrounds and a wide range of recreational programs.

McJunkin, a Greenville native, served two years in the Army before returning to South Carolina and becoming involved with the Cooper River Parks and Playground Commission, which ran the North Area’s athletic programs before North Charleston’s incorporation in 1972.

Though technically a separate entity from the city,

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Dozens Of Kentucky Communities Receive Funding For Community Recreation Projects

  Gov. Andy Beshear’s Office in a release Monday announced 41 recreation projects throughout the commonwealth will receive federal funding for renovations and upgrades, totaling $4.3 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). 

 

Some communities receiving funding in western Kentucky include Benton, Drakesboro, Hopkinsville, Kuttawa, Murray/Calloway County, and Nortonville, as well as Carlisle, Christian, Livingston, Todd, and Trigg counties. Gifts will be allocated to parks in these communities in amounts ranging from $12,995 to the largest grant of $250,000.

 

Benton, Kentucky will use $12,995 to construct two new pavilions at H. H. Lovett Park. Additionally, Todd County received $250,000

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Asheville Parks & Recreation invites community to participate in food and nutrition survey

Press release from the city of Asheville:

In May 2020, Asheville Parks & Recreation was awarded a grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association, funded by the Walmart Foundation, for the development of a community nutrition hub at Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. The grant will help improve our community’s access to healthy foods, support existing food working groups, and implement nutrition programming.

To better understand the needs of the community surrounding nutrition and food insecurity, the Parks & Recreation Department has created an online survey available at this link.

The survey asks questions concerning food

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Community Drive-Through Food Giveaway is March 27 at Parks and Recreation | News

The Outrageous Love Foundation Inc. and People Help Exchange Inc. will hold their Second Annual Community Drive-Through Food Giveaway on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Butts County Parks and Recreation, 576 Earnest Biles Drive in Jackson.

The food giveaway is open to Butts, Henry and Lamar County residents. Those seeking food must provide identification and are asked to remain in their vehicles. Volunteers will provide them with a box of food and essential items. Supplies are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Registration open for vacation camps at MoCo Arts in Keene | Community News

MoCo Arts in Keene is offering multi-arts camps during February and April school vacation weeks.

Campers will have a chance to dance, act and create art projects built around a camp theme. The camps are open to kids from age 4 through grade 6 and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, with drop-off starting at 8 a.m.

Each week of camp will conclude on Friday afternoon with a performance where the children will have the opportunity to showcase their work.

The February camp theme is “All You Need is Love: MoCo BeatleMania,” running from Feb. 22-26. The camp

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