“FRIENDS OF VALLEY FALLS” along with five other Vernon area non-profit organizations applied for and received a grant from Connecticut Humanities, (https://www.cthumanities.org) our State affiliate of The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The funds are intended to support organizations that serve the community. Funds will enable organizations to resume or expand services curtailed by COVID-19 restrictions. Grants totaling $46,600, are a welcome relief to the six organizations: Friends of Valley Falls ($8,000), Arts Center East ($10,600), Strong Family Farm ($9,100), New England Civil War Museum ($5,500), Vernon Historical Society ($7,100), and The Vernon Corale ($6,300). Our thanks also to our local members of the CT General Assembly and Gov. Ned Lamont for their foresight in approving these truly needed funds! As this especially difficult year ends, we thank YOU for your continuing encouragement and support!