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Legends gives more than $18,000 to Klickitat County organizations


HELPING HANDS: John Willimott, Yakama Nation Legends Casino Table Games Manager (left in each picture), was busy handing out checks to county schools and agencies recently. Receiving checks from Legends are: Linda Hay, Backpacks for Kids.

Deb Brumley

For The Sentinel

Seven local organizations operating on non-profit or taxpayer monies were among the worthy Klickitat County recipients of more than $18,000 in grants from Yakama Nation Legends Casino last Wednesday, May 29. The Toppenish Casino distributed nearly $800,000 last week to 163 regional recipients through its “Yakama Cares” and community impact grants, during a dinner and awards culminating event, marking the casino’s 15th anniversary.

Area recipients are the Alder Creek Pioneer Association in Bickleton which received $2,000. According to Kim Harvey, Legends spokesperson for the event, the funding for the Pioneer Association is going into the fund which has...

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