PRIDE OF PLACE

A BRIGHT NEW CENTURY 1920 ~ 2020

The anniversary of the Grave Creek Covered Bridge was commemorated with the installation of ambient lighting for safety and beauty.  Special thanks to the community, Four Way Community Foundation, Josephine County, and Friends of Country Living for this gift. 

After a 3-year roller-coaster effort to secure a building for a much-needed community center in Sunny Valley, the solution came in an unexpected way.  On December 2, 2020, River Valley Church purchased the historic Radio Park building and purposed to partner with Friends of Country Living to use it for both a community center and church.

Funded by a pass-thru grant from The Ford Family Foundation to the Four Way Community Foundation, received a thirty-five percent return and a tremendous applaud from the community! Friends of Country Living believes its success will only come through maintaining a connection with the community they serve. 

Friends of Country Living does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.          

​​​Friends of Country Living and River Valley Church have partnered to build the first community playground in Sunny Valley.  Located on the church grounds at 400 Sunny Valley Loop, the playground will be open to the community during daylight hours.  A safe and inclusive place for all ages to enjoy!  Pictured above is Phase 1 of the project funded by generous foundation grants, River Valley Church, & the community through Friends of Country Living. 

Through a funding partnership with Josephine County, USA Flags were installed on the Grave Creek Covered Bridge, making their debut on Veterans Day.

Where Trails Meet - An Intergenerational Playspace

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Sunny Valley, Oregon         

NEW COMMUNITY CENTER FOR SUNNY VALLEY

COMMUNITY SURVEY

FCL projects

ADVOCATING FOR RURAL LIVABILITY
Whether it be supporting legislation, working with public agencies and law enforcement, putting boots on the ground picking up litter, eradicating graffiti, or hosting community-building events, our goal is the same; improving, protecting, and preserving the livability, lifestyle, and natural resources of Sunny Valley. Want to get involved?  Use the form on the event page to let us know how!

LITTLE FREE KIOSK

Building on the concept of the Little Free Library Program, a bigger box replaced the original two LFL boxes and a third was added to use for summer produce, canned goods, and little surprises! 

​HAVE A SEAT NEIGHBOR

​​Recognizing the seating at the new community center, Friends of Country Living began a fundraising campaign to purchase tables, chairs, and storage racks.  A grant from the Four Way Community Foundation was awarded to complete the project.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM

A community is only as strong as the people who hold it up. Together, we can do more than we can individually. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to effect real change.
                                HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Use the form on the Events & Sign Up page to volunteer
  • Participate in events & classes
  • Your financial contributions enable FCL to fund community events, create a quarterly community newsletter, and continue to meet its goals for a safer, cleaner community now and for future generations. 

Friends of Country Living (FCL) is qualified under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Donations to the FCL are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law in the United States.