Festival of Trees
Things have been moving forward over here! This past holiday season was a busy one. We had several fundraisers, and grants awarded to us. We have raised over $29,000 and have more rolling in! We have been so grateful so far for the support we have received, and for the community backing.
Some of the donors were:
The Family History center
Friends of the Soda Springs City Park
Friends of the Library
Idaho Grain Growers
Amanda Conley Photography
The Children at Thrikill Elementary
Caribou Hospital and Living Center
The Girls scouts
The Caribou Community Theatre Guild
The Ledge Creek Horse Park
Dawn Perkins- Wreath
Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce
Ki for Health- wreath
Kara harris- Wreath
Main street grill- wreath
Tigert Middle school- Wreath
Dr. Nate Richardson
Caribou's Jack's Trading Co.
Caribou Memorial Hospital
Overall it was very successful, and we raised over $3400.00 between the two groups. $1783.00 was raised toward the playground and splash pad! Thank you to everyone involved.
Handprint Tile workshop
Elk raffle winner!
Eastman Drug, Senior Citizens Center, Porter’s Pub, Stockman’s Bar and Grill, Sander’s Furniture, Tilly’s Chop Shop, Main Street Diner, Soda Springs City Library, Soda Smiles, Haircuts etc., The Head Office, Spare Time Lanes, Denny Lee Tires, Bassett Lumber, Bear River Chiropractic, U.S. Bank, Caribou Memorial Hospital, Caribou Jack’s Trading Company, Dan’s Ace Hardware, Sunnyside Gas Station, Bailey’s Market, Monsanto, Agrium, and the Soda Springs Animal Clinic.
United way Grant!
We first organized in May with the goal to revitalize the play area of the North East corner of City Park to include an inclusive playground and splash pad.
We presented our proposal to the city council on June and in July we received the city council's unanimous vote to move forward with an inclusive playground and splash pad.
Fundraisers began in August and have included: The Voice Off, school kits, mud bogs, elk raffle, and the Festival of Trees.
In September, we had design day for the Caribou CommUNITY Playground.
In October we became a 501c3.
November brought an award letter for a $10,000 grant from the Nick and Sara Ifft Foundation Fund.
In December, we were awarded a $10,000 grant from United Way of South East Idaho and a $5,000 donation from Caribou Memorial Hospital. We also received several private donations.
In 5 months we have raised almost $40,000....
We are in awe of the generosity and support that has been given to us as we move forward with this exciting project!
Stay tuned for more events coming up soon!
Here’s to 2017!