New childcare in Columbia Falls
Place: Montana Veterans’ Home Service Building
Executive Director- Sherry Lewis-Peterson
Operation Intergeneration (OpIn)
This intergenerational childcare program collaborates with the elderly residents living at the Veterans’ Home. Children and residents come together for programs like; preschool, Storytime, gardening, music, crafts, etc. Come take a tour and meet the teachers
Applications are available on the Home Page
***Sorry Campers: Lodge Pole Camp has been canceled until later this summer***
To enroll for camps, please go to the Home Page
Well, below this line is not so "current", but it allows everyone to view how generous people have been to our charity
Summer Camps 2014
12/4/13- We have started a "Sponsor A Student" page...many students are not able to attend the Academy due to limited funds. Please take the time to read about these amazing children...your generous donation will help.
Goal for Onions for Autism garden program is $10,000
6/28/13- Picture Day and in time for the 4th of July! Hopefully we will see some smiling faces in the Hungry Horse News.
Our Fence is completed!
6/26/13- Thank you Russ Hobbs...Plum Creek just donated 70 posts for the grape trellis...This is soooo cool!
6/25/13- Friday, 6/28, will be picture day for the Hungry Horse News, seems appropriate for the 4th of July too!
6/17/13...Stoltze Lumber donated 30 end posts for the vineyard...they are huge!!!! Still looking for 70, 8' - 4x4 posts for grape trellis...our grapes are starting to gripe (little humor there)
Grape Varieties: Elvira, Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, John Viola, Blue Bell, Kay Gray, La Crescent, Orion, Prairie Star and Valiant
6/12...The grapes come tomorrow and we need some help with trellis and irrigation. Please drop a note on the contact page for any information we could use. This is such an a wonderful predicament! We have been to several companies in the area, but are still looking for support.
6/7...Our Cash Crop is going to be GRAPES!!!! A huge donation from Double A Vineyards, Fredonia, New York, donated 250 grape plants for our garden! How Cool is That! We're building a vineyard!!!
6/2/...Just received a call from Sue Haverfield, she contacted The Veteran's Memorial Fund in Columbia Falls for the remaining funding for the fence. We are ready to start and Sue donated an additional $1000 to get the ball rolling...Way To Go Sue, Thank you!!!!
5/21...RBM Lumber and Columbia Falls Auto Clinic sent in donations today
5/20...The "Challenge" is in motion...Rowdy Knudsen from Meredith Construction of Kalispell has stated he would build a garden shed for the Academy if ProBuild of Kalispell donates the materials...hmmmmm, this is getting exciting! Who will add to this challenge next?
5/13...just received notice that Flathead Electric, Round-Up for Safety program will donate $5000 toward our garden program and the Whitefish Soroptimst Club is donating a $1000. The goal is $10,000....we are almost there! _______
Flathead Beacon...Thank you Dyllon Tabish (story) and Lido Vizzutti (photo)...the story and photo are wonderful! http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/on_a_garden_in_columbia_falls_a_classroom_sprouts_up/34567
Want to thank Nick Fullerton Architects, NFA , in Kalispell for working on designs for our future facility. Received the first draft to go over and make edits to. He has wonderful ideas and is willing to make our designs to grow along with our needs. I am posting a link to his site for all to view...nothing but talent and class to the core.http://www.nfullerton.com/
Thank you Angie's Greenhouse for plants
The Daily Interlake http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_f1f85b14-4e0f-11e2-ba68-0019bb2963f4.html#user-comment-area has done a feature on the start-up of our Academy. It will be interesting to see how this piece will reflect on our school's progress.
We are presently looking at property, many prospects, but nothing obtainable. Please use the contact form for inquiries.