Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lucas Theater Awarded a Grant by RCCF

The Lucas Area Community Theater, Inc. received a grant from the Russell County Area Community Foundation for a Summer Youth Entertainment Program. These funds are part of the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund to improve the health and well-being of children living in the area. The grant was for $445 with matching funds from the Lucas Area Community Theater, Inc. and other donations. The Lucas Area Community Theater, Inc. board of directors include: Les Schneider, President; Trent Leach, Vice-President; Kristie Boland, Treasurer; Lynn Schneider, Secretary; Lyn Leach; Wilmetta Dick; Jim Svaty; Frank and Joan Pool; Kathy Heinze; and Sarah Brown.

The program has started off this past week with the Lucas Theater hosting one of the Lucas and area Libraries Summer Reading Program, “Dig into Reading” special presentations. On June 11th, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center presented a program at the Theater on Prairie Dogs.

There will be a DVD movie afternoon on, Tuesday, June 18th at 3pm in the back Theater Community Room for those in First Grade thru 6th Grade. They will enjoy a healthy snack. The various age groups will be divided up for other activities throughout the summer which will include some Main Street clean up and beautification, drawing activities for creative art projects for Main Street and City Park, games, and healthy snacks. 

During July and August, the youth helped with community projects like putting the "Put In Cups" sign for the Adam's Apple Festival and Highland Games. Then again they helped with the sign in Sept. for the Sunflower Visual Arts Festival. And again for the Oct. Pedal Pull and Fall Festival sign. 

They enjoyed painting on the Barn Quilt Project for the Lucas PRIDE Committee in August. The Barn Quilts were used on the Chamber and PRIDE float for the Adam's Apple Festival Parade. The Barn Quilts are now on display in the PRIDE Mini Park, but will be moved to a permanent location during the Christmas Holiday. 

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