Russ and Mary Jane Street were early settlers to Whitefish, and helped grow our town into the wonderful community it is today. Together they opened Streets Grocery in 1947. In the 1950’s, they started Alpine Spice, and in the 60’s they developed Bay Point Cabins and Resort. They were on the original Board of Directors charged with managing Big Mountain Resort and were both part of the original dirty dozen who started the Whitefish Winter Carnival. Additionally, Russ was a volunteer firefighter from 1950 through 1970. Russ passed away in 1995 and Mary Jane in 2012.In 2002, Mary Jane Street set up a charitable remainder trust and selected Whitefish Community Foundation as the beneficiary. Mike Jenson, one of the original founders of the Community Foundation and the nephew of Mary Jane said, “Russ and Mary Jane’s early pride in Whitefish and their efforts to help build our community will continue with this bequest. I believe they would be happy knowing they will continue to be a part of that effort through the Whitefish Community Foundation.” In 2014, the Board of Directors for the Whitefish Community Foundation established the Russ and Mary Jane Street Community Service Award. Each year, this special award, which comes with a $2,500 grant, will recognize the important work the selected organization provides to the community and that honors the spirit of the Street’s support of our community.