At our May meeting, we honored these stars of our community with the Leschi Shooting Star award.
Cara Ross, Leschi business owner (Blue Heron Healing Arts) for her 8-year role as a planner and now a grant writer for the Leschi ArtWalk. After watching us struggle for funds, she submitted and won a grant from the Office of Arts & Culture for $1300 for TWO years! Thank you, Cara!
Maisha Barnett who planned and sought funding for the restoration of Powell Barnett Park (named for her grandfather). She invited the neighborhood children to help select the playground equipment which has made it a nationally recognized park. More recently she worked with other groups to obtain adult exercise equipment; now parents can work out while keeping an eye on their children. Thank you, Maisha! She remains busy working on Jimi Hendrix Park!
Katy Busby and Jennifer Marquardt were recognized for their ongoing work as volunteers at Leschi School. Jennifer dreamed up the Giving Garland which helps families in need and Katy created a Jog-A-Thon for school fundraising! They both spend many hours every month helping to make Leschi School a success; thank you both!