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Committed to long-term viability of Kids Klub

Letter to the Editor

I am proud to be a board member of the Kids Klub of Grangeville, and I am honored to have been asked to be the project manager for our building project. I feel that one of the most important things we can do in our life is to have a positive impact on the future of a child. I was a single dad for a few years and I know how important it is to have a safe, caring environment for our kids when necessary.

My daughter is a successful adult who owes a lot to her caregivers during her young life.

We appreciate the county commissioners considering our grant request.

We realize it is their responsibility to balance the various requests for grant sponsorship and choose those which they feel best serve the needs of Idaho County. When we scheduled our meeting with the county commissioners, we assumed we would know the status of the current grant request from Syringa Hospital. We are aware if the request from Syringa was denied this year, they could reapply later this year which could create a conflict in funding. At the meeting on May 3, we listened to the questions and comments of the commissioners. Our project team then met that evening to decide our next course of action. Since the request was not denied, but rather postponed, our plan was to re-approach the commissioners as soon as we knew the status of the competing grant. We brainstormed some ideas to provide additional information which would help address the questions of the commissioners.

We were informed on Friday that Syringa Hospital was successful with their grant request. This removes this obstacle of competing grants.

Our project team is busy assembling our presentation to approach the commissioners as soon as we can. We appreciate their service to our county and look forward to moving forward with this process. We are committed to the long-term viability of the Kids Klub and continuing a tradition of providing a safe, nurturing option to help our kids grow.

Brett Madron



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