In its largest grant year to date, the Coupeville Festival Association awarded nearly $40,000 to 13 Central Whidbey organizations.
Association President Deborah O’Brien announced the awards at a festival board meeting Monday evening. The 2022 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival was the most financially successful one in the 58 years since its inception, she said.
This year’s recipients included Sno-Isle Libraries, the Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville Scout Troop 4058, Coupeville Farm to School, the Coupeville School District Spirit Team and the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.
The Price Sculpture Forest, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Island County, the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club, the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, the Island County Museum and the Penn Cove Water Festival Association were also among the awardees.
The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce also received two grants, one each for the Memorial Day and Greening of Coupeville parades.
To date, the festival association has given back approximately $1.1 million to the community in grants and scholarships.
The Arts and Crafts Festival will take place on Aug. 12 and 13 this year.