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Telescope program receives grant

Courtesy photo Tom Mitchell, board of trustee member and Diana Clark, Youth Advisory Committee co-coordinator of the Community Foundation for Delta County, present a $1,410 grant to Dan Young and John Burrough of the Delta Astronomical Society, Caroline Stacey, Escanaba Public Library executive director and Sue Aird, librarian at the Hannahville Community Library for the Library Telescope Program.

ESCANABA — Tom Mitchell, board of trustee member and Diana Clark, Youth Advisory Committee co-coordinator of the Community Foundation for Delta County, recently presented a $1,410 grant to Dan Young and John Burrough of the Delta Astronomical Society, Caroline Stacey, Escanaba Public Library executive director and Sue Aird, librarian at the Hannahville Community Library for the Library Telescope Program.

Young and Mr. Burrough thanked the Youth Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation for Delta County, as well as the foundation. “The Delta Astronomical Society is so grateful for this donation. Because of the community foundation, we were able to purchase three Star Blast Telescopes. The telescopes are located at the Escanaba Public Library, Gladstone Public Library and Hannahville Community Library. The Star Blast Telescopes are designed for night time viewing only and each location will allow the public to sign out a telescope for night time viewing only,” said Young.

“We are so excited for our libraries and for being able to offer our communities the use of the Star Blast telescopes to learn more about the mystery and beauty the night sky offers. We cannot thank the Delta Astronomical Society enough for their hard work in making this program possible. We are especially thankful to the Youth Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation for Delta County and the foundation for their generosity,” Stacey said.

“We hope that the residents in our communities take advantage of borrowing the Star Blast Telescopes to see what the night time sky has to offer,” said Mitchell.

Clark said, “The Youth Advisory Committee for the Community Foundation for Delta County was happy to give the opportunity to our communities to learn and explore in a way they wouldn’t have otherwise.”

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