One of the biggest highlights of the year is the presentation of the Community Investment Grants. The Committee was chaired by Regina McDowell with members Deborah Clark, Cece Motz, Marilyn Sink and Jen Stello. They evaluated the applications of 18 organizations and awarded 12 grants.
The following organizations were presented with grants.
Brooks Free Library $800.00
Chatham Chorale $300.00
Chatham Garden Club $500.00
Chatham Parks and Recreation $200.00
Chatham Recycles $500.00
Town of Chatham -
Shellfish Division $300.00
Chatham Cub Scouts Pack #71 $300.00
Dance in the Rain: Peer to Peer
Mental Health Center $400.00
Harwich Children's Fund/
Friends of Harwich Youth $1250.00
Lower Cape Outreach Council $1500.00
Chatham Elementary School
Playground Committee $500.00
Monomoy Regional School District
Wellness Department $500.00
Representatives of Community Grant Recipients for 2019
Ray Kane and Jennifer Bryant
of Fisherman's Alliance
Abigail Newberry-West of the Children's Center
There were two presentations from recipients of 2018 Community Awards.
The representatives from Fisherman's Alliance focused on the volunteer fishermen who shared facts about the fishing fleet with tourists at the Chatham Fish Pier during the summer season.
Abigail Newberry-West spoke with great enthusiasm about the program she directs for community children in Harwich. She noted that volunteers are welcome to contact her.