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!
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!