In spite of the ever changing COVID-19 situation, Miss Deer Park organizers have not given up. The effects of COVID-19 are seeping into every corner of Deer Park and making changes to many of our favorite local traditions. By March, planning for the Miss Deer Park Scholarship event should be in full swing.
With the Governor mandating budget cuts across the board, the Department of Agriculture may be forced to cut funding that supports community fairgrounds as well. These cuts, in addition to the loss of revenue from canceled events, will be hard on many fairs.
COVID-19 has brought delays and changes to many events in our area, and it has had a major impact on the efforts of non-profit groups like Habitat for Humanity. According to their Summer 2020 newsletter, “our Homeownership Program has seen a 300% increase in applications compared to last year”.
The days are getting shorter and colder, so if you haven’t already, it is time to start thinking about preparing your home for winter. The amount of winterizing necessary will vary depending on the type of home (stick built or manufactured), the home’s usage (seasonal or year-round), and your heating system (HVAC or wood stove). Below are a few short tips to get you started on your process of winterizing your space this fall.
October is “adopt a shelter dog” month with many local and national groups participating. To celebrate this year, SCRAPS will be lowering their adoption fees to $53, Spokane Humane Society will host their annual “Parade of Paws” fundraising event virtually, DPGazette.com/shsevents and Rescue4All already hosted a virtual 5k at the beginning of the month.
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