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Milo Arts Center announces $25,000 grant from King Foundation

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 21, May 22, 2002

MILO The Milo Town Hall Arts Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to be used to further the work on the Arts Center.

The Board is very grateful for this generous gift and for the interest Mr.and Mrs. King have shown in helping to create a place for children and adults to perform in plays, concerts, and the many other events that will enrich the cultural life of our community and the surrounding area. Their gift will make possible the completion of much of the work still to be done.

The Board also wishes to thank the Outreach Program of the University of Maine Center for the Arts at Orono for the outstanding help provided by Jeff Richards, Technical Director, and Scott Stitham, Assistant Technical Director, in designing and installing the new lighting and sound systems. The MCA Outreach Program provides technical help of a quality unavailable elsewhere, enabling communities and schools to create professional theaters for cultural events. The Milo Town Hall Arts Center is an example of their fine work, for which we are very grateful.

The Arts Center has already hosted two events: a musical. Follow That Rabbit, presented by the Penquis Valley Senior Class on April 26 and 27, and the second annual Kiwanis Variety Show on May 3 and 4, at which the renovated facility,
with its new curtains, theater lighting and sound systems, was dedicated to the children and adults of the area for the cultural enrichment of their lives. Future events will include coffee house entertainment and a show on July 5 now being planned, along with school and community events in the upcoming year.

Three Rivers Kiwanis, the sponsor of the Arts Center project, thanks the more than 300 people who have contributed time, money, and labor over the past year to make the Arts Center a reality. It has been and will continue to be a labor of love for the cultural betterment of our area.

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