FOH blessed with grants

To the Editor:

The Fairmont Opera House is very grateful and would like to thank Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Minnesota State Arts Board for granting us $1,020 from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund. These funds will help support the artist fees from one of our 2013/14 Subscription Series performances.

The Fairmont Opera House would like to thank the Martin County Area Foundation, a fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation for the grant award of $3,000 to replace a computer and upgrade software. This grant award could not have come at a better time as the power outage on May 25, 2013, fried the power supply in my 5-plus-year-old desktop computer. The Fairmont Opera House is very grateful for this generous grant award. My job has become much easier to perform. We are so appreciative of your generosity. We are so lucky to have an organization in our area that cares about the needs of so many non-profit organizations in our area. Thank you so very much!

When it rains it pours! We have been so blessed by so many grant awards lately. The Fairmont Opera House is also VERY grateful for the $800 grant that we received from the Martin County Youth Foundation of Minnesota Community Foundation in May 2013. This grant will assist with artist fees for the Youth Program, “Peter Pan,” in November 2013. We are thankful that this assistance gives our elementary students the opportunity to see professional artists at work and learn something from them along the way. This has also enabled us to reduce student fees for both performances. Thank you MCYF. We love to offer opportunities to our youth!

Kind Regards,

Kathi Peterson,

Executive Managing Director