The Pilchuck Foundation launched the community driven ‘We Pledge Our Support’ campaign this past week. Catherine Anderson made presentations to the Granite Falls Community Coalition, and to the Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers are putting posters up around town, and an 8′ banner will soon be stretched across the Wild for Pets building on the corner of Stanley and Granite. The Mountain Loop exPress also featured the pledge drive in their latest edition.
You can help spread the word, by inviting friends and neighbors to view our special video, and make a pledge! We are also now on Facebook.
Pledge packets are available at the Granite Falls Ace Hardware Store, and the Granite Falls Liquor Store, both located on S. Granite Avenue. Pledge packets include a pledge card, brochure, pre-addressed envelope and an auto-pay form. Donors can also make their pledge at the link above.
This week Granite Falls City Mayor Haroon Saleem and Granite Falls City Council began reviewing the first draft of next year’s budget. Looking over the preliminary numbers, it looks as though the law enforcement staffing level of five full-time officers will be retained. We hope so. The City has announced two upcoming public hearings for interested citizens to address next year’s budget. The first will be November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Granite Falls Public Library, 815 E. Galena Street. The second will be held November 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the school multi-purpose room at 405 N. Alder. If you are able to show your support for funding our public safety, please attend. You can also email or call the Mayor and City Council. Their contact information is at the city website.
THANK YOU for supporting the Granite Falls Police Department and Granite Falls Fire District #17. THANK YOU for making public safety a community priority!