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Tidewater Trader July 21, 2021 Page 44 motive and Diesel Technology for two years. Rachel Jones will attend University of Mount Olive, Coastal Carolina University for four years. Harry “Nick” Keen will attend the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill for two years to pursue a career in Culinary Arts. Congratulations to these fine stu- dents. The Chestertown Elks Lodge would like to wish you the absolute best of everything in the pursuit of your careers. Send In Your Good News Email to: info@tidewatertrader.com Historian Anthony Cohen will lead visitors on a virtual tour and storytelling experience that examines the link between nature and the Underground Railroad in a new interpretive project underway at Adkins Arboretum. GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers throughout the pandemic. In times of crisis, community foundations are uniquelypositioned toput their philanthropic leadership and deep, cross-sector relationships to work. The Foundation serves as a trust- ed community partner – connect- ing those who want to help, with an established process of quickly distributing funds to the nonprof- it organizations that are providing vital services to our community. Thank you to all who have con- tributed. Your efforts made a tre- mendous difference, and we are honored to provide our generous community members with a way to support those in need.” TheFoundation is resuming itsnor- mal grant process of one grant cycle per year, and the submission dead- line is October 1 st . Nonprofit Or- ganizations in Caroline, Dorches- ter, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Tal- bot Counties are invited to apply, and applications are available at www.mscf.org/grants. Th ank you, your efforts made a difference! As the Mid-Shore Community Foundation concludes its COV- ID-19 Response efforts, it would like to thank the individuals, busi- nesses, and organizations that came together to support the Mid- Shore Region – Caroline, Dorches- ter, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Tal- bot Counties. On March 31 st , 2020, the Founda- tion established a COVID-19 Re- sponse Fund to rapidly deploy re- sources to community-based or- ganizations at the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Foun- dation made a leadership gift of $100,000 and waived all adminis- trative fees to the Fund. More than 400 businesses and in- dividuals contributed to the fund and thanks to all who donated, the Foundation was able to provide $1,573,883.00 to 99 local nonprof- it organizations! A full report is available online at www.mscf.org.  Foundation President, Buck Dun- can said, “We have remained open Donors Help Mid-Shore Community Foundation Provide Over $1.5 Million Adkins Arboretum Receives Grant to Develop Underground Railroad Experience Adkins Arboretum has been awarded a National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) grant to develop and produce a self- guided virtual tour and interpre- tive storytelling experience. The project, debuting this fall, will in- crease the awareness of the link between nature and the Under- ground Railroad and highlight ways the environment impacted those who resisted enslavement through their flight to freedom. Through a combination of video, articles, audio clips, historical pho- tos and resource links, the NTF project will complement and build upon the Arboretum’s existing A Journey Begins: Nature’s Role in the Flight to Freedom audio tour. Visitors – onsite and online – will be invited to explore a landscape that has been shaped by and still bears witness to history. Through accounts of freedom seekers intuit- ing the environment while pursu- ing a path out of bondage, visitors will learn how freedom seekers’ methods for hiding, communica- tion, navigation and finding nour- ishment reveal a deep connection to and understanding of the land- scape. They will also be encour- aged to explore these accounts fur- ther, to learn more about the plant and animal species mentioned and to visit related NTF sites to contin- ue their own journey of discovery. Visitors will travel through the Ar- boretum with Anthony Cohen, a historian, author and explorer of the American past. As founder and president of The Menare Founda- tion, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of Underground Railroad history, Cohen creates vi- brant educational programs and works with individuals, organi- zations and communities to use history as a spark for human po- tential. Damika Baker-Wilson and historian Kate Clifford Larson, Co- hen was instrumental in develop- ing the Arboretum’s Underground Railroad programming. The Arboretum has contracted with Schoolhouse Farmhouse to produce the guided experience. Based in Cordova, Schoolhouse Farmhouse focuses on projects that explore nature and humans’ relationshipwith the environment. The principals, George Burroughs and Lauren Giordano, have part- nered previously with the Arbore- tum on a series of field guides and other education resources. The National Underground Rail- road Network to Freedom was established in 1998. Its mission, through collaboration with indi- viduals, organizations, and lo- cal, state and federal entities, is to honor, preserve and promote the history of resistance to enslave- ment through escape and flight. Through its mission, the NTF helps to advance the idea that all human beings embrace the right to self- determination and freedom from oppression. The program consists of sites with a verifiable connec- tion to the Underground Railroad, educational and interpretive pro- grams that pertain to the Under- ground Railroad and facilities, ei- ther research, educational or in- terpretive. The network currently comprises more than 680 locations in 39 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Scholarship Committee of Chestertown Elks Lodge provided scholarships to three Kent County High School students. The award for each student was $2,000.00. The recipients and their families were treated to a Shrimp Dinner. Fol- lowing dinner, Exalted Ruler Jack- ie Phillips presented the students with certificates to signify their scholarships. Dennis Yiannakis will attend Au- tomotive Training Center in Ex- ton, Pennsylvania to study Auto- Pictures left to right are: Exalted Ruler Jackie Phillips, scholarship recipients Dennis Yiannakis, Rachel Jones, and Harry “Nick” Keen, and State President Robert Raleigh Chestertown Elks Lodge Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to K.C.H.S. Students downtown chestertown crazy days July 29, 30 & 31 Rock Hall Pirates & Wenches Weekend August 13 th -15 th

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