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Long Live V!VA Downtown!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, SCGJA found ourselves unable to convene at our longstanding meeting place. In 2021, a wonderful opportunity opened for us. The non-profit group Viva Downtown offered us the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Meeting Hall at 1435 Butte Street. For the past year, SCGJA has been gathering here.

We wanted to acknowledge Viva Downtown in some way for their generosity. At the May 2022 General Meeting, SCGJA was proud to present a $100 donation to Blake Fisher, Program Coordinator for Viva Downtown, as our way of saying, "Thank you!"

Viva Downtown is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 group dedicated to social, cultural & economic development in Downtown Redding. Viva Downtown is an officially recognized and accredited National Main Street Organization as well as a member of the California Main Street Alliance. For over 20 years, Viva Downtown has advocated for and secured civic improvements for the Downtown Redding area. Past project partners include the City of Redding, Shasta Arts Council, Shasta County Historical Society, McConnell Foundation, and Results Radio. For more information on Viva Downtown, including how you can volunteer, please visit their website at

SCGJA Vice President Jeanne Jelke presenting SCGJA's $100 donation to Viva Downtown's Program Coordinator Blake Fisher, 05/11/2022

*Cover Photo courtesy of Viva Downtown's Facebook page

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