Arnold and Marianna Perttula, lifetime Grays Harbor residents, recently gifted the Foundation a significant donation to support Ocosta High School graduates. Before their passing, the Perttula’s designated in their will that their estate be given to the Grays Harbor Community Foundation to support Ocosta High School graduates achieve their post-secondary education.
In 1955, Arnold and Marianna moved to Grayland to become Cranberry farmers. They spent the majority of their lives harvesting cranberries in the South Beach area. Marianna also worked at Twin Harbor Drug and enjoyed volunteering for the Red Cross and St. Christopher House.
This scholarship is to benefit an Ocosta High School graduate pursuing traditional or vocational studies with a focus on financial need.