The Hoke County Community Foundation granted $6,200 to local nonprofits from its local grantmaking fund.
This year the board was excited to award an additional $3,500 from the Mary Archie McNeill Endowment for Music and Arts in Hoke County, which went to the Don Steed Elementary School for the “Strumming for History” project. This grant will provide guitars, cases, picks and music for 4th grade students to learn to play while discussing musical history and styles.
This year’s grant award ceremony was held at the Raeford Hoke Museum.
Photo on the Hoke home page:
Grant recipients from L-R: Kim Gray is the principal from Don Steed Elementary; beside her is Marian Elliott, teacher from Don Steed who wrote the grant request, Strumming for History. Next is Suzanne Maness, Community in Action; Judy Hart , Prevent Blindnes NC; Cathy Brown, 4-H; Kathy Hairr, Pretty in Pin;, Carol Taitt, Hoke Literacy Council; Anna Blue, Children's Health of the Carolinas; and Phil Harris with American Red Cross.