Zanesville Community Theatre Receives $250,000 Grant

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Zanesville Community Theatre (ZCT) is pleased to announce that through the efforts of State Senator Troy Balderson, the theatre has been awarded a $250,000 grant for the project titled “Zanesville Performing Arts Theatre Preservation” in the State of Ohio FY19/20 Capital Budget.

Zanesville attorney and ZCT Board President Jillian Von Gunten stated, “These funds will allow us to significantly advance our initiative ‘Setting the Stage for Growth’ that we recently launched to make major preservation improvements to our facility that is home to us and is furthermore here for our entire community to participate and enjoy. The marvelous support demonstrated by Senator Balderson gives us increased confidence to seek additional resources from corporate and individual donors.”

ZCT, founded in 1963, is located at 940 Findley Avenue in the historic McIntire Terrace district of Zanesville. Von Gunten further said, “Five to seven performances are produced annually, all by non-paid volunteers giving from their passion for the theatre.”

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