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Crockett, Boone both to benefit from recent Harris Fund grants

From STAFF REPORTS
David Crockett High School’s outdoor classroom project recently received a grant for $2,000 to support the expansion of the classroom and surrounding nature preserve.
The grant was received through the Harris Fund for Washington County, which also awarded 13 other organizations with grants this year.
The Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council received a $5,000 grant to support “Quilt Trail Tales of Jonesborough,” a walking in Jonesborough of quilt patterns and ties to local families.
The ARCDC also received approximately $2,000 to support the Upper Nolichucky Watershed Alliance’s Adopt-A-Watershed project, which exposes school children to the facets of their watershed via stream ecology workshops.
Special education students at Daniel Boone High School will also benefit from this year’s grant money.
Small Miracles Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center was awarded $1,000 to support equine-assisted learning for special education students from Boone.
A total of $32,000 in grant money was handed out by the Harris Fund for Washington County.
The Harris Fund was founded in 1994 in memory of the Harris Family of Johnson City. Grants are awarded annually to applicant organizations demonstrating the fund’s objective of providing support for innovative programs encouraging the use of area resources and contributing to the quality of life of Washington County residents.