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Freed Center receives grants for children’s programming

Oct 2, 2008
Catriona Macphie-Hynds, managing director and development officer for Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts, has been awarded two grants to support the center's programming for children.

A $1,000 grant from Procter & Gamble Co. of Lima, Ohio, will support Polar Bear Day at the Freed Center. The event combines storytelling, art, music and theatre to allow children to explore the world of polar bears. Polar Bear Day is scheduled for Feb. 21, 2009, and is part of the yearlong program, Polar Bear Nation: Under the Northern Lights...He's more than a mascot!

A $1,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) will support the performance of "The Velveteen Rabbit" on Jan. 15, 2009. PennPAT, which has supported programs at the Freed Center in the past, aims to create opportunities for Pennsylvania-based performing artists to obtain successful touring engagements.