Building Improvements Have Big Impact
The Methow Valley Community Center is pleased to announce many building improvements this last
year. We have:
- Completed the heating system upgrade to heat the building with recycled oil, cleaned the chimney and refinished the gym floor.
- Installed acoustic panels in the gym/auditorium. The auditorium is taking shape to become a desired event space in the Methow Valley. Thanks to the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW), Moccasin Lake Foundation, Methow Valley Theatre, Twisp Alumni, Methow Christmas Tree project, Red McComb bequeath, MVCCA Board of Directors, volunteers and staff for realizing this important improvement.
- Our next project is to purchase an audio system for events. This is possible because of your generous donations to the Give Methow Campaign in October, and additional funds from Community Foundation of North Central Washington.
- We are also upgrading the kitchen including new kitchen doors, flooring, stove, counters, and refrigerator. Our goal is to create a modern and easy to use kitchen.
Our Tenant List Continues To Grow
Our Community Center tenants include Cascadia Music & Pipestone Orchestra, Twisp Library, Okanogan PUD, Twisp Office, Pasayten Taekwondo, Lorrie Wilson School of Dance, KJ Peterson Consulting, Methow Valley Community School, Twisp Visitor Information Center, Methow Valley Theater, and Terry Hunt Guitar Studio.
We continue to provide recreational activities via AAU basketball, pickle ball, Yoga, Tops exercise, open gym for youth and adults, roller-skating parties, dances, performances, memorials and celebrations.
MVCC Board Adopts New Logo
Gracing the masthead of our newsletter is the new logo adopted by the Board in October. Local artist Mary Sharman designed the logo which reflects MVCC’s spirit of vitality, growth, and camaraderie.
Fundraising Helps Improve Our Center
Our fundraising activities for the year include the following:
We held our bi-annual fundraiser, The Fabulous Fall Follies, in October, and it was hometown fun. Thanks to the Methow Valley Theater group for their expertise in creating a fun filled event. Thanks to all of you who performed, volunteered, and attended!
We held Christmas bazaars in November and December. 65 local arts and crafts people feature quality handmade items. If you have not attended yet, come by this twice-annual event.
Your memberships are also crucial to the community centers operating funds; we do appreciate your comments and involvement. Members receive discounts on facility rental, use of the gym for exercise and the knowledge that members keep this building open for all to use.
Our memory garden is growing every year. The bricks commemorate a loved one now and forever. You may design your own online at www.thatsmybrick/mvmg.com
Explore The World With Armchair Travelers
We began our Armchair Traveler series on November 30 with Bill & Diana Hottell as they chronicled their three country tour in “How we celebrated our 50th anniversary.” Next, we visit Germany with Lynette Westendorf on January 14. Jon Hawley will take us to Sri Lanka on February 22. We continue on to Brazil with Bill & Karla Siebe, date TBA.
All events are free, and donations are used for building expenses.