Window shades donation for Fallbrook Community Center accepted

Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent

Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center has offered to donate window shades to the Fallbrook Community Center.

The $6,200 value, including installation, exceeds the amount which can be accepted without San Diego County Board of Supervisors approval, but the only delay in the supervisors’ 5-0 vote Sept. 13 to accept the donation was a comment of gratitude by Supervisor Bill Horn.

“More than 4,000 people use this facility every year, and I want to thank the community for their valuable donation,” Horn said.

The community center’s auditorium has large windows covering one wall, and the existing vertical blinds which are currently the room’s window shades are in need of replacement.

Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center, which was founded in 1981 to promote the facility and assist in the support of community center programs, is donating six motorized window shades and one standard control window shade to the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

The new window shades will allow more control over the light distribution in the room during presentations and slide shows, and a “blackout” feature will help regulate the temperature throughout the year and thus increase energy efficiency for the community center. The Department of Parks and Recreation will oversee the delivery and installation of the new window shades and will provide ongoing maintenance.

The supervisors’ action also authorized Board of Supervisors chair Dianne Jacob to sign a letter of appreciation on behalf of the County of San Diego which will be sent to Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center.

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