MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – The Madisonville Tourism Advisory Board presented $65,000 for the Dress Up the Glema campaign for the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on Friday.
“The impact that the Glema Mahr center has to our community never ceases to amaze me,” said Tourism Advisory Board Chairman Adam Townsend. “It has the ability to bring people in from all over. Not just with high level acts, but with showcasing our local talent through musicals and plays. The Glema Mahr Center is a staple for Hopkins County and I am thrilled we are able to be a part of the initiative to keep it around for decades to come.”
“We are so incredibly lucky to have the Glema Mahr,” said Tourism Advisory Board Member Karen Tapp.
“Not only for the benefits of tourism, but for the advantage of art education for our local youth and citizens in Madisonville and Hopkins County. As a parent who has had the privilege of watching her child in over 20 productions at our community theater, I can whole-heartedly affirm the importance of places like this for creating culture, stimulating business, and inspiring the minds of people throughout our regional area.”
The gift brings the city’s total giving up to $100,000.
(This story was originally published on November 1, 2019)