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Puppet Show Debuts on Facebook

The Friends of the River Foundation is taking their educational puppet show online, with help from a grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation. To teach elementary school children about wildlife found on the Smoky Hill River, the Friends of the River Foundation uses puppets designed by Spartle Twee Puppet Factory for the Salina Arts and Humanities Arts Infusion Program. Bella Beaver, Bartholomew Bullfrog and the Great Blue Heron puppets teach Kindergarten through second grade students about river ecosystems and the animals who live there.Now, instead of performing in classrooms, the puppets are entering children's lives through social media. Jane Anderson, executive director[...]

The Homestead Ministry receives YW Legacy Grant

SALINA, Kan.—On behalf of the Elden V. Miller Family Charitable Trust, the Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 to The Homestead Ministry to establish a Salina chapter of the organization. Based in Manhattan, Kansas, The Homestead provides a safe, residential transitional care program for women who are survivors of the sex trafficking industry.   The Salina chapter will house up to 8 women, plus a house manager, and will provide all resources for women to complete their GEDs, secondary education or job apprenticeship training. The Homestead will also provide each guest with the tools needed to continue their healing and[...]