The anonymous donor who had been looking to build up some steam for the Shay Locomotive Pavilion donation drive apparently has accomplished that goal, as the City of Longview announces that five separate checks for $1,000 apiece have been donated in the past five days. The donor announced that they would make three separate donations of $1,000 apiece, if others in the community stepped up with individual $1,000 donations. Five separate donations were received within a week, along with another donation of $3,000. Other smaller donations of $5 to $100 have also been received. Between $50,000 and $75,000 is needed to fund the Pavilion, which would be constructed next to the Longview Public Library; this collection of $11,000 is just a start on that total. If you would like to help out, donations can be made to “Friends of Longview-Shay Locomotive Pavilion, P. O. Box 1042, Longview, Washington.” All donations are tax-deductible.