Museum Receives Community Foundation Grant

Arts education got another boost from the Community Foundation of East Mississippi and its partners.

A check for $500 was presented to the Meridian Museum of Art for its summer programs.

The museum offers six weeks of classes for children. The grant helps off-set the costs of staffing and supplies.

"This money helps us bring these children from Oakland Heights here," said Kate Cherry, executive director of the museum. "The public schools are not out till June 18 so we were able to help the children of the public school system that would normally not be able to take classes here at the museum."

"And it gives a child the opportunity to express themselves, which we really don't have enough of today in some of our school systems," said Barbaree Heaster, board president of the Community Foundation of East Mississippi. "And so it's a wonderful support to what they can do in the summer time."

The grant was made possible through support by the Plum Creek Foundation and the Margaret Dulaney Endowment for the Arts.

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