Local support for the arts

National City Bank awards $6,000 grant
for Oldham County Arts Center

Staff Report

BUCKNER, Ky. (January 2003) – The Oldham County Educational Foundation in December announced that the foundation has been awarded a $6,000 grant from National City Bank.
The grant will be used to for two important foundation projects. Three-thousand dollars will go toward supporting arts programming at the Oldham County Arts Center, currently under development by the Oldham County Schools with the assistance of the Foundation.

David Thurmond accepts a check
from National City Bank's Joan Bryant.
Below, the former church that will
be the future arts center.

The remaining $3,000 is earmarked for Pyramid Arts Awards, a grant program that supports innovative projects developed by Oldham County Schools teachers.
“We believe the Oldham County Arts Center will enhance the quality of life, not only for Oldham County, but for our neighboring communities as well. We are thrilled to provide this start up funding to enhance arts programming for our community and customers,” said Joan Bryant.
The senior vice president represented National City Bank at a check presentation at Crestwood Baptist Church, the future home of the Arts Center.
“In making this donation we also wanted to show our support for Oldham County teachers with our grant to the Pyramid Arts Awards program.”
Oldham County Educational Foundation Secretary-Treasurer David Thurmond said, “The arts are an integral part of the comprehensive education programs offered by the Oldham County Public Schools, and lend vitality to the quality of life in Oldham County. National City’s generous contribution will allow us to showcase the potential of the Oldham County Arts Center, as well as support teachers in the classroom.
National City Bank is one of the long standing supporters of the Oldham County Educational Foundation, and we sincerely appreciate their ongoing generosity.”

The money will help provide:
• New classrooms to relieve overcrowding at Camden Station and Crestwood Elementary Schools.
• A state of the art venue for performances, rehearsals, exhibitions and receptions for the design, visual, and performing arts for schools and community groups.
• An Arts Education Center providing educational programming during school and when school is not in session, including breaks and summer.
• An Oldham County Arts Academy providing fee-based, community wide instruction in the Arts.
• Room for Oldham County adult and community arts education classes
• Possible new course offerings for middle and high school students such as dance, orchestra, design and production, and communication.
• Offices and performance space for non-profit arts organizations such as the Oldham County Arts Association.

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