Arts Abound Through Grants

The Meridian Arts Council awarded its second round of grants to local arts projects Monday.

Money was given to Oaklands Heights Elementary School, the Gulf Pines Girl Scouts Council, and a joint project of the Meridian Symphony and Museum of Art.

The funds were generated through the annual Arts in the Park event.

"All of the grants are matching grants. This, of course, doubles the local economic impact to our community, for each grant awarded," said David Stephens, chairman of the grants committee.

The arts grants totaled $6,000.