Last week Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart presented Gaming Grant cheques of $2

Grants for local organizations

Historic Hat Creek Ranch and the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair receive provincial gaming grant funds.

Organizations in Cache Creek and Ashcroft are benefiting from the province’s community gaming grants program. Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch in Cache Creek received $22,000, while the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair Association received $2,800.

An agricultural exhibition has been held in Ashcroft since 1887, Fall Fair Association President Jessica Clement said.

“Without the support of local businesses and grants such as the gaming grant, the Fall Fair wouldn’t be able to provide an opportunity for our community to learn about and interact with agriculture,” Clement said. “This year we are showcasing agriculture’s biggest partner, the bee, with our theme ‘Bee’ Inspired.” This year’s fair is on Sunday, Sept. 13.

“Hat Creek Ranch is very pleased to receive this grant,” said Monty Downs, board chairman of Historic Hat Creek Ranch. “We are not self-sufficient from our on-site income and this sort of support ensures that we can maintain our operations and programs. We are not a big employer, but we employ people from the local communities, which helps to keep rural communities going.”


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