Monroe Theatre receives $20,000 grant
Submitted by Ashley Schumacher
After what seemed a long, anxious wait for Monroe Theatre Committee members, February brought the announcement that the Baker Foundation selected the Monroe Theatre project for the full amount of its request, awarding $20,000.
The Baker Foundation, established by long-time county residents John and Lois Baker, was created to provide seed money to new businesses that will enhance the economic development of Monroe County. The Monroe Theatre Committee’s goal is to provide a multi-use performing arts center that can be used for live performances, bands, plays, such as the school district musical “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” currently in rehearsal, dinner theater, business meetings and movies.