continued Mike Bowers, a co-chairman of the North Creek Business Alliance, said that in addition to celebrating the anniversary of the community center, they were also celebrating its future.
The business community was keenly aware of the importance of Tannery Pond to the community, Bowers said, and was committed to helping it achieve its full potential.
Lyle Dye, the recent recipient of the Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Person of the Year award, presented the Widlunds with a poster-sized photograph of the center signed by various local residents thanking them for providing the town with a “collective home for our community.”
After accepting their gift, the Widlunds revealed yet another gift to the community: a donation to help bring the future of the Tannery Pond Community Center to fruition. It was a check for $2,000, made out to the Tannery Pond Community Center Association “to be used at the discretion of the TPCCA Executive Director to market Tannery Pond Community Center as a presentation venue,” the Widlunds said in a letter to TPCCA Chair Ken Murray. “Best of luck in this new chapter.”