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Merryall Center for the Arts Receives Grant from the New Milford Non-Profit Assistance Fund

New Milford, Conn - The Merryall Center for the Arts is the recipient of a grant from the New Milford Non-Profit Assistance Fund, as announced jointly by Mayor Pete Bass and Dean Gray, President of Merryall’s Board of Directors. “These funds are part of the American Rescue Plan created to provide COVID-19 relief to help non-profits that had reduced profits during this pandemic,” explained Mayor Bass.

Commented long-time board member, Phyllis Schaer, “Receiving this funding will begin to erase the detrimental impact the pandemic has had on The Merryall Center by covering a significant portion of our operating expenses and enabling us to care for and make improvements on this treasured facility.”

“Over the years, she added, “iconic and historic entertainers have graced these walls including Frederic March, Marian Anderson, Margaret Mead, and Isaac Stern, among others....and we will continue to offer the community diverse education, experiences, and creative opportunities.”

Her vision is becoming a reality as this season continues with performances by Rob Brereton and Friends, Frank Broklehurst’s Gypsy Jazz Quartet and the premiere of an award-winning documentary, “In Flowers Through Space”. In September, friends and fans can look forward to a reading of Bill C. Davis’s The Sex King followed by a Bagels over Broadway Brunch and a concert entitled Bravo to Broadway featuring Jessica Smith. Wrapping up the season is a book signing by Carol Bergren Santoleri, author of The History of Steep Rock Association—The Jewel in the Crown and an appearance by Medium Patti Sinclair, back by popular demand.

The Merryall Center is a non-profit arthouse and community center located at 8 Chapel Hill Road. For more information about the organization, including upcoming events and memberships, discounts, and pricing, visit the Center’s website at merryallcenter.org.

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