Schimminger Secures Funding For Two Local Culturals

January 6, 2006

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger announced today that he has secured state funding for two local cultural organizations.

The Starry Night Theater Company received a $10,000 legislative grant through the State Assembly. Housed in North Tonawanda’s former Friedens Church, a once-abandoned historic landmark now know as the Ghostlight Theatre, Starry Night is a widely recognized community theatre company. These funds will enable the theater company to upgrade the facility’s sound equipment so they can continue to provide rich theatrical and educational experiences for residents of and visitors to the area.

The Tonawandas’ Council on the Arts received $5,850 in Assembly Local Initiative funding through the 2005-06 state budget. This grant will assist the regional arts organization in offering its Children’s Art Education Program at the century-old Carnegie Art Center.

"I’m certainly glad that we’ve been able to support these invaluable local cultural organizations," concluded Schimminger. "This state assistance will help preserve our community’s rich cultural offerings."