Be a Part of the Historic
Harrington Town Square Project!
In the center of downtown Harrington, a historic landmark building was torn down some years back and what Is left is an empty lot. The lot is located across the street from the Memorial Hall/Senior Center and the historic Opera House where fun community events and gatherings take place. The goal of the Town Square Project is to make the lot safe, beautiful and a healthy outdoor place for all people to gather and interact. You can purchase an engraved paver to sponsor the project or donate funds, materials, time or equipment. All contributions welcome!
The vision for the development of this lot is to enhance community health by creating a space for people to connect and enjoy prideof place In a meaningful and long-term way. A central meeting place would strengthen participation in community events like Fall Festival, Fun Run, Cruizin' Harrington and Opera House performances. Farmers markets, vendor space, and outdoor musical events are all possibilities!
The Chamber of Commerce received a challenge grant from Innovia Foundation of Spokane in the amount of $30,000 and for every $1 we raise they will match It (up to $30,000). Innovia has set up a Community Fund that is now ready to accept donations towards the project. Donations of time, materials and equipment are also considered matching funds to the grant. Ask us how!
- Online-go to the Innovia Foundation "Give Now" page on their website innovia.org/give-now/. On this page, donors can search for "Harrington Town Square Community Fund" from the drop down list of funds. Then, donors can enter their credit card and personal information and then hit "submit."
- Via check - by making the check out to "lnnovia Foundation" and stating "Harrington Town Square Community Fund" either in the memo line or on a separate memo.
Mail Checks to:
421 W. Riverside Ave. Suite 606
Spokane, WA 99201
Purchase a Paver Brick
The Harrington Chamber of Commerce would like to offer you the opportunity to be a part of the town square project by purchasing a paver brick. This paver would be engraved with text to pay tribute to a memory of a loved one, maybe their name or to honor your family’s name. You may want a paver with your company name or the name of an organization. Perhaps you want a paver brick to commemorate a special event or accomplishment. Alternatively, your high school class could be put on a paver brick as an example to give you some ideas. It’s really up to you as long as it is appropriate and within good taste.
We are selling bricks for a minimum of a $50.00 donation.
There are 2 ways you can get your payment in and it will go towards the challenge grant we were awarded through the Innovia Foundation. Please keep in mind that all donations are tax deductible and we thank you for being involved.
- Mail your Completed Order Form & check to:
421 W. Riverside Ave. Suite 606
Spokane, WA 99201
**Checks must be made out to Innovia Foundation & note in the memo line “Harrington paver brick**
- Online at the Innovia Foundation “Give Now” page on their website at https://innovia.org/give-now/. Once on this page you select “Harrington Town Square Community Fund” from the drop down list of funds & put in your payment information. Under the “Additional Requests or Comments” section is where you note that this is for a paver brick and what characters are to be engraved (just as you would on the back of this order form).
Questions? Please email the Harrington Area Chamber of Commerce (Contact Form) THANK YOU!
November 6, 2019
This morning we’d like to recognize the tree donors to the Town Square Project. This is a $200 donation towards a tree that is planted in the town square. Thank you for your generous donation to our project! Steward Farms, Tammy Putney & Mike Herron, LaMarr & Susan Larmer, Kevin Lampard, Don & Nancy Timm, and Shelley & Aaron Quigley.
November 2, 2019
THANK YOU! We have surpassed our matching funds goal of $30,000.00 and have a new total of $33,530.00!! This is an amazing accomplishment but we aren’t done! We are still collecting funds to get all of this project accomplished.
October 15, 2019
Wow! We are so close to our goal! The Street Dance fundraiser sure propelled the donations and we have more coming in each week.
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated their time, resources and/or money to this project. We are so excited to see it start to take shape and with the matching funds grant from Innovia, we will be able to accomplish a lot more! #harringtontownsquareproject #greenspace #community #ruralrevival #homesweetharrington
October 6, 2019
For those of you who might not follow the Harrington Town Square FB page....check out this little video of yesterday’s work.
The brick paver walkway is now graded for rock and sand, the remaining areas are also graded for bark mulch and the 7 tree locations have been prepared. Next step is to get the trees fully planted and to continue raising funds towards the “challenge grant” which ends the calendar year 2019.
Head on over to the project page for the Harrington Town Square so you can follow along with the exciting progress coming.
October 1, 2019
Article by Cassie Nixon in Huckleberry Press
Harrington Fall Festival’s resurgence of its Street Dance Friday night showed locals a good time. Despite the cold, windy weather plus a few sprinkles, the mood was pleasant, and the music upbeat. The Beer Garden was held on the beautiful side lawn of Hotel Lincoln, The Electric Hotel and was well attended by locals and folks from surrounding communities. The Beer Garden raised $667 in donations, which will be matched by the Innovia Grant challenge. Tim Tipton, Harrington Chamber of Commerce President, thought the Street Dance was a success, especially considering the weather. “It’s so gratifying to see hard work by everyone come together in such a way in our community. I have heard nothing but positive comments about the event” he shares with The Huckleberry Press.
The site of the future Harrington Town Square was blocked off to hold the dance venue plus vendors, who were very well received. . .
More - Complete Huckleberry Press Article on the Street Dance Fundraiser
September 30, 2019
We would like to thank Ron and Linda Mielke of Rolinco Farms for their $1500.00 corporate sponsorship of our Town Square Project!
September 29, 2019
Posts from Town Square FB Page
Great food, live music and a project that will bring more opportunities like this within our community, the weather was no match for the Street Dance. People still came out to have a family friendly time in Harrington. #weloveoursmalltown
Harrington Alumni Kevin James rocked the street dance with his tunes and emcee skills. We’d like to show some appreciation to Kevin’s son Tyler James for assisting with the DJ set up and more that evening! Thank you again to Julia Jacobsen (Hazels Dozen) for the tasty food you served and your generous donation.
We’d also like to thank another Harrington School alum Alicia Mielke of Superior Produce for being a vendor. She brought a plethora of produce from her garden and honey from her and her mothers bees! 🐝 🍯
Thank you again to the volunteers at the beer garden to benefit the ongoing Town Square project. Plus a big thank you to Mark Irvin the brewmaster, Chris and Sigrid Bennett from Benneditos Pizza for donating the adult beverages. 🍻🍷
September 11, 2019
PROGRESS UPDATE! We are 41% of the way to our goal of $30,000.00!! Thank you so much for your generous donations. Mark your calendars to join us at our Street Dance fundraiser September 27th for food, a farmer’s market, dancing and fun. We will also be set up at the dance with information on more ways you can donate to the project, for example you can adopt trees that will be planted in the square and/or buy pavers with your name on them. Hope to see you there!
August 30, 2019
Family Street Dance to start off the 2019 Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 27th will benefit the Harrington Town Square Project.
Grab your dancing boots and head to the Harrington Town Square on Friday, September 27th to help us kick off our Fall Festival with a family Street Dance!
Harrington alum and Spokane radio personality Kevin James will be DJ’ing the dance so you know it will be a good time. We will also have a beer garden, farmers night market and tasty food available, you won’t want to miss it!! RSVPS to streetdance.rsvpify.com not required, but will help with planning!
Follow updates on: https://www.facebook.com/harringtontownsquare/
August 20, 2019
We are working hard towards our goal of $30,000.00 by the end of this year. So far we have raised $8,500.00 thanks to our generous donors! That’s $17,000.00 using the matching grant!!
Stay tuned for information on our upcoming Family Street Dance fundraiser during Fall Festival Weekend!