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Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation Uses Arts Council Grant to Support Independence Day Concert

Post Date:09/01/2017 3:53 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) — Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation announced today that they are the recipient of a project support grant in the amount of $5,500 from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. This grant assisted with the necessary funding to host the Independence Day concert on July 1, 2017 at Festival Park.

The concert was free and open to the public. Participants were entertained by the 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus and Rock Band, Riser Burn. Fireworks followed the conclusion of the concert.

“The Arts Council is proud to partner with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation in support of the Independence Day Concert,” said Deborah Martin Mintz, Arts Council Executive Director. “Project Support Grants for 2017-2018 will help fund 25 projects facilitated by 19 nonprofit organizations in our community. These projects help strengthen our community through festivals and concerts, youth education programs, art exhibitions, art workshops and so much more.”

Project Support Grants increase opportunities for access to arts, science, cultural and historical programming in Cumberland County. The grants are awarded to nonprofit agencies in Cumberland County that demonstrate financial and administrative stability.

Festival Park is located along Ray Avenue in between Rowan Street and Maiden Lane in downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation’s mission is to provide the community with cultural and recreational opportunities that enhance its youth, adults and senior citizens. Partnering with the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus and Band, with support from the Arts Council, allowed Parks & Recreation to serve its community through presenting a free outdoor concert, featuring entertaining music that was widely accessible to all ages and demographics.

About the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County serves more than 300,000 residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. For more than 40 years, the Arts Council has ensured growth in our children’s education, our community’s cultural identity and our economic progress. The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
                                                                                   

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