The Smoky Valley Middle School Library is home to three historic Birger Sandzen prints. With art taking a bigger role in the library's atmosphere, it is important that these prints are preserved to keep on display for students to appreciate. The Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded USD 400 funds to mat, frame and clean the three prints so that they could be displayed in the middle school library.
"The timing of the cleaning, matting, and framing was right on as the framer mentioned that if we did not have these prints cleaned that they would have soon started to fall apart," said grantee Kathy Peterson. "We are so thankful that she could clean and save these beautiful works of art due to your generous funding."