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Museum to benefit from grant funding

HELENA — On Friday Gov. Steve Bullock announced $316,314 in funding for development and enhancement of tourism infrastructure in 11 Montana communities.

Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana of Charlo received $28,338 from the Infrastructure category to replace its HVAC system.

The funds are being made available through the Montana Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism and Business Development Tourism Grant Program.

“Montana’s tourism economy is strong and growing, attracting millions of folks from across the world to enjoy our public lands and wide open spaces,” said Governor Steve Bullock. “These funds help our communities increase the economic impact of tourism and take advantage of innovative new marketing opportunities.”

Support flower basket project News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce

POLSON — They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes community member support to beautify the unique village of Polson. For more than 20 years, beautiful flower baskets have graced downtown Polson throughout the summer months. These baskets draw rave reviews and have become a source of pride for Polson. To ensure that downtown Polson will be full of flowers once again, the Polson Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Polson Community Foundation are asking for help. Everyday folks and businesses provide the $17,000 needed for the baskets.

You have an opportunity to sponsor a basket to promote your business or designate a basket as a memorial for a loved one. The cost of each sponsorship/memorial is $175 for the year. Any and all donation amounts are accepted. Donations to the beautification effort are tax deductible. In order to receive your tax receipt, please make checks are payable to Greater Polson Community Foundation, P.O. Box 314, Polson, MT 59860.

Information about the flower basket program and donation forms are available from the Polson Chamber at 418 Main Street, at www.polsonchamber. com or by calling 406-883-5969.

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