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Military Banner Program Comes to Battle Ground's Main Street - 06/10/21

Battle Ground, Wash. - The Battle Ground community has a long-standing tradition of honoring those who serve. The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, dedicated in 2015, was fully funded and constructed by community donations.  

The Battle Ground City Council has launched a new Main Street Military Banner program designed to honor veterans, active duty personnel, and those who are entering the military with a commitment to serve. Banners featuring individual honorees will be displayed on Battle Ground’s Main Street.

“There is such wonderful support in our community for the men and women who serve our country”, said Councilmember Shauna Walters who introduced the idea of the Military Banner program, “It will be very special to see banners honoring service members lining Main Street.” 

Individuals or organizations may purchase a customized banner that features an honoree’s photo, name, branch of service, rank, and years of service.  The city will install and display banners along Main Street each year during the month of May – Military Appreciation Month – through the third week of June.  

The purchase cost of a customized banner is $150.00 and includes installation for display on Main Street the initial year of purchase. Purchasers retain ownership of their banners which are returned to them after the display period has concluded.  Banners recognizing veteran and active-duty honorees may be reinstalled at the request of the owner during subsequent years’ display periods.

The first banner display period will occur in May through the third week of June, 2022. Banners are produced annually in March. Orders are accepted throughout the year, but must be received no later than March 1 to meet that year’s display period.

Detailed information about the banner program, including an order form and sample image is available on the city’s Bricks & Banners website page. The new banner program joins the existing Commemorative Brick program in which personalized, engraved bricks may be purchased for placement at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial to honor any U.S. veteran.  

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City of Battle Ground Offering Tourism Grants - 06/08/21

The City of Battle Ground is offering grants to help fund programs that attract tourists to Battle Ground. Tourism creates opportunity and a positive economic impact on the local community.   

Grant applications are now open for activities that will take place in 2022.  Funding is granted for the marketing or operations of special events, programs, and activities designed to bring visitors to Battle Ground.  Previous grants included funding for wayfinding signs, marketing materials, and event operations. 

Those interested in receiving grant funds should submit an application summarizing the activity or event, how it supports tourism, and a proposed budget indicating how lodging tax dollars will be used.  Applications are due by Tuesday, August 31 at 5:00 pm.

The estimated amount of grant funding for 2022 is $55,000. The City’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will review proposals and forward recommendations to the Battle Ground City Council for final determination of awards in November of this year. Grant awards are distributed on a reimbursement basis. 

Questions regarding tourism grants may be directed to Finance Director Meagan Lowery at 360-342-5025 or by email at y@cityofbg.org">meagan.lowery@cityofbg.org

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Battle Ground Municipal Court Offers Bench Warrant Amnesty Program - 05/28/21

Battle Ground, Wash -  The Battle Ground Municipal Court is offering a Warrant Amnesty Program for a two-week period in June to individuals with outstanding bench warrants. The program is designed to facilitate the resolution of pending court cases.   

The Court hears and processes misdemeanor-level criminal cases. When a defendant fails to appear in court for a hearing, a bench warrant is issued for their arrest.  If the charges are driving related, the defendant’s driver’s license may also be suspended.

To cancel a bench warrant, the defendant must appear in court, and must also pay a $100 warrant cancellation fee. The Warrant Amnesty Program waives the $100 fee, providing the defendant an opportunity to resolve their case and, if driving related, the potential of having their driver’s license reinstated. 

The program is available for a limited time only from June 1 through June 15, 2021. To participate, individuals with outstanding bench warrants should contact the Battle Ground Municipal Court at 360-342-5150.  A date will be scheduled for the individual to appear in court – a first step to get back on track and proceed to a resolution of the case.    

The Battle Ground Municipal Court serves the cities of Battle Ground, La Center and Ridgefield. 

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Programs Grow with Addition of Youth Sports - 05/20/21

Recreational opportunities for kids in Battle Ground have expanded with the addition of youth sports programs.  Battle Ground Parks & Recreation has partnered with Skyhawks and Soccer Shots to bring sports camps and classes to Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park this summer.

Skyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle.  A variety of week-long camps in Battle Ground are offered to kids aged 4 - 6 and 7 - 12.   More information and registration is available by visiting Skyhawks in Battle Ground.

Soccer Shots coaches utilize creative and imaginative games to focus on age-appropriate soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting.  Each class highlights positive character traits such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.  Weekday camps and Saturday classes are offered to a range of ages that begin with 2 - 3 year-olds through ages 5 - 8.  Program details and registration is available at Soccer Shots in Battle Ground.

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation is committed to providing recreational opportunities for Battle Ground’s youth. 

“Summer is the perfect time for kids to get creative and stay active,” said Recreation & Facilities Manager Kim Cederholm, “Our expanding programs and partnerships give Battle Ground kids that opportunity right here in their own community.”

In addition to partnerships with Skyhawks and Soccer Shots, Battle Ground Parks & Recreation has partnered with Clark County Family YMCA to bring summer day camps to the Battle Ground Community Center.  Day camp information and registration is available at YMCA in Battle Ground.

Battle Ground’s annual Summer Playground Program returns June 28 with weekly activities for kids to do at home or on the road throughout the summer.  The program is free and includes downloadable activity packets and supply packets for pick up at the Battle Ground Community Center.  Visit Battle Ground’s Summer Playground Program for more information. 

Visit Recreation in Battle Ground for the latest updates on recreational programs.  You may also subscribe to the Parks & Recreation calendar to be notified of upcoming programs and events.