Valley Visionaries look to pull Fruit Valley closer together



Fruit Valley — A new group of community builders is getting busy in Vancouver’s westernmost neighborhood. The Valley Visionaries are Fruit Valley residents who want to pull people together and build a real network of neighbors in what’s generally seen as a “transitional” low-income area with lots of turnover. To counteract that, Valley Visionaries have joined up with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to work on volunteer projects, and hosted a July movie night. The next scheduled event is a fall festival and movie night on Sept. 14; details are still forthcoming. Future plans include financial education classes and other activities that “give residents something to be proud of,” said organizer Linda Garcia. You can reach Garcia at