The Winthrop Music Association, the nonprofit organization that presents the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, reported that it has made donations to several organizations from the festival’s 2016 proceeds. They include:
• The Cove Food Bank in Twisp, $3,750.
• The Washington Blues Society Musician Relief Program, $500.
• The Methow Valley School District music program, $1,000.
• The Methow Valley Education Foundation scholarship fund in the name of local fallen firefighter Tommy Zbyszewski, $1,000.
Over the past decade, the association has donated about $70,000 to educational and social service programs in the Methow Valley and beyond.