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More local organizations receive public funds

Local Vermont institutions received taxpayer funded Vermont Cultural Facilities Grants in a ceremony at the Vermont State House last week. Gov. James Douglas and the Vermont Arts Council made the awards. The Cultural Facilities Grant Program funds projects that improve existing cultural facilities and expand their capacity to provide cultural activities in their communities.

A list of grant recipients is below

ADDISON COUNTY:

Friends of the Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes

$20,000 to plan and install a sprinkler system.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury $9,460 for improvements to make the main entrance wheelchair accessible.

Ripton United Methodist Church, Ripton

$13,042 for electrical upgrades and the construction of library shelving.

Contact: Jean Cherouny. Phone: 388-1634 e-mail: jean.cherouny@gmail.com.

Town of Bristol, Bristol

$6,066 for stage improvements including upgrades to stage lighting, installation of a movie screen, and installation of a painted curtain.

CHITTENDEN

COUNTY:

Winooski Valley Park District, Burlington

$15,000 to upgrade the sprinkler system.

Contact: Jennifer Ely. Phone: 863-5744 e-mail: jenniferely@wvpd.org

RUTLAND COUNTY:

Mount Holly Community Association, Belmont

$17,000 to make water supply connection, septic, and ADA accessibility improvements to the lower floor of the Community Center.

Contact: Francis DeVine. Phone: 259-2562 e-mail: fpdevine@yahoo.com.

Town of Pawlet

$14,800 to install a three-stop elevator providing access to the second floor auditorium, first floor Town offices and basement meeting space.

Contact: Karen Folger. Phone: 325-3309 e-mail: porchhillk@comcast.net.

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