Cultural Council 2016 Grant Recipients

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February 28, 2016

Submitted by Deb Perro - Mendon Cultural Council - Publicity


Mendon Cultural Council Announces 2016 Grant Recipients


 Local grants are awarded from a pool of funds distributed to Mendon by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs and educated activities in the arts, sciences, and humanities.  Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers.  Any Mendon resident interested in serving on the Mendon Cultural Council should submit an email to the Council at  You may also visit their Facebook page at Mendon MA Cultural Council.

  State Senator Ryan Fattman, R., Webster, State Rep. John V. Fernandes, D. Milford, and the Mendon Cultural Council have announced the award of grants for cultural programming for the benefit of the residents of Mendon and surrounding towns.

   “I am elated to see the Mendon Cultural Council awarded over twelve awards for fiscal year 2016, totaling over four thousand dollars. The Mendon Cultural Council, like all Massachusetts Cultural Councils, continue to inspire and educate the public each and every year,” said Sen. Fattman. 

   Applauding the Mendon Cultural Council for its awards, Rep. Fernandes stated, ““I applaud the Mendon Cultural Council board members for their outstanding selection of award recipients for this year’s cultural grants. With these timely grant awards, the recipients will provide a host of reading programs, musical entertainment, concerts, plays and art classes. Many people from across the community and all age groups, who may not normally be able to experience these events, will now directly enjoy these wonderful cultural offerings year round. I am proud to be part of a legislature that consistently supports these grants, as the cultural programs educate, entertain and enrich us. I have definitely enjoyed them and commend everyone involved.”    

   The Mendon Cultural Council awarded grants to the following individuals and organizations:


    Christin Barnett: Historic Mendon Art Classes.    

    Davis Bates: Halloween Harvest – A performance for seniors.

    Blackstone Community Chorus: Creation Mass Concert/Spring Concert.    

    Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band: Concert Series.

    Clafin Hill Music Performance Foundation: Clafin Hill Symphony

    Orchestra – From the Heart.

    Diane Edgecomb: Summer Reading/Storytelling.

    Greater Milford Ballet: Nutcracker Performance.

    Greater Milford Community Chorus: Concerts/Outreach.

    Leslie Havens: Concert by Quintessential Brass.

    Steve Henderson: An Accidental Wedding – One Act Play.

    Karen Arnold/Miscoe Hill Middle School: Miscoe Hill School Newspaper Club.

    Mark Mandville: Music at Daniel’s Farmstead Farmers Market.

    Jim Manning: Reading Olympics.

    Ellis O’Donnell: Flute Interlude.