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Alliance of Spokane honors neighborhoods at annual event

The Five Mile Prairie, West Central and Friends of the Little Spokane neighborhoods were selected for the outstanding neighborhood awards at the third annual Celebration of Spokane Neighborhoods, sponsored by the Neighborhood Alliance of Spokane.

About 150 people attended the event, held July 8 at the Haggin Farm on the Little Spokane River.

The neighborhoods were selected by a panel of judges based on their contributions to their neighborhood and Spokane.

Each neighborhood received $300 from the Neighborhood Alliance of Spokane.

Kathy Miotke, president of Five Mile Prairie neighborhood council, accepted the award and money, awarded to the neighborhood for their work in protecting natural areas and the ongoing preservation of the historic schoolhouse, which is being converted into a community and learning center.

Judith Gilmore accepted the award for Brenda Crobett, chair of the West Central neighborhood.

The neighborhood was honored for accomplishments including the nomination of the Nettleton Addition for listing on the Historic Preservation Register, which once accepted will be the largest historic district in the state of Washington, neighborhood planning focused on the West Broadway Centers and Corridors Project and neighborhood involvement with the Summit/Kendall Yards development.

Lance Pounder accepted an award on behalf of the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley. The group was honored for its extensive work that included a grant for extending the community trail, comprehensive planning participation and water quality watershed monitoring.

Wells and Co. was voted Developer of the Year by the Neighborhood Alliance Board of directors for its focus on historic restoration for commercial and mixed income residential. The award was accepted by Ron and Julie Wells.

Cookout at East Central CC

A community cookout is to be held today at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. The cookout, hosted by the center’s seniors program, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. On the menu are a hot dog and hamburger bar, potato salad, baked beans, chips, watermelon, ice cream and soda.

Live music will be provided by Redwing Old-Time Fiddlers Group from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m..

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the East Central seniors program, ECCO Medical Clinic and Libby Teen Center. For more information, call 625-6693.

Meetings

•The Bemiss Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 tonight at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.

SCOPE North will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at 9435 N. Newport Highway.

•The Minnehaha Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.

•The Hillyard Neighborhood Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.

•The Chief Garry Park Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday at Mission Community Presbyterian Church, 2103 E. Mission Ave.

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