Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

The Baker City Bandstand Pavilion Project received an early Christmas present this week in the form of a $1,000 donation from the Jack and Meredith Wilson Family Fund.

"The letter announcing this generous gift was issued by The Oregon Community Foundation, which manages the funds," Dave Hunsaker, Bandstand Project Chair, said in a press release.

"The Oregon Community Foundation has been a staunch supporter of our project. We are deeply appreciative of this latest vote of confidence from the Wilson family and from the Foundation as a whole."

"Every donation, grant, and individual brick or tile purchase is important in helping us reach this goal," Hunsaker said.

All contributions to the Bandstand Project are tax-deductible through a nonprofit partnership between the Baker City Bandstand Committee and Soroptimists International of Baker County.

A model of the 1,200-square-foot pavilion is on display in the front window of the Veterans Advocacy Center at 1901 Main St. Detailed information can be found on the project's website: www.bakercitybandstand.org.

Hunsaker also encourages people to call him at 541-523-9980.