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Whittaker Creek Dredging - Raising The $
Tracking The Fundraising Progress
August 22, 2019

$
328,133. That’s the number that’s needed to dredge Whittaker Creek channel. Its the channel that comes off the Neuse and brings boats into marinas, boat yards and a lot of homes. It’s a key part of Oriental.

Funds raised as of Thursday, August 22, 2019: $114,074
That is 104% (!) of the total needed. THE GOAL HAS BEEN REACHED.


The good news is that there is a grant that covers most of that. The grant will pay $218,744 of it. But it is a matching grant. To get these funds released, the town must first raise $109,389.

This was the subject of a public meeting. The money to get to that $109,389 is coming from businesses and individuals. The suggested donation amounts: $6,000 for businesses on Whittaker Creek, and $400 per homeowner on Whittaker Creek. Plus anyone else who cares to kick in.

How to donate: Bring a check by Oriental Town Hall. Make the check out to “Town Of Oriental”, and then note in the memo line “Whittaker Creek Dredging”. You can also mail that check to:
Town Of Oriental, PO Box 472, Oriental NC 28571, Attn: Whittaker Creek Dredging.


Who has donated as of August 26, 2019.

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