|City awards keno funds|
By Jan Rahn
With no old business and very minimal new business, the Grant City Council held their final meeting of the month prior to the Thanksgiving holiday last week.
Council approved one of two keno fund requests at their Tuesday meeting.
The Perkins County Area Arts Council was granted $900 of their original $1,800 request for funding.
Council turned down a request from the Perkins County Senior Center asking for $4,982 to assist with building insurance. The city has granted keno funds to the senior center in the past, however, with the most recent being in February for $1,200 and in late May 2009 for $2,600.
Arts Council Request
The Perkins County Area Arts Council requested keno funding to help purchase a professional quality, high definition, digital video camera for videotaping live theatrical/musical productions which would be used by both the arts council and the high school drama department.
The arts council sponsors the annual dinner theatre with assistance from the drama department at school, however, neither group has the ability to make quality recordings of productions.
The equipment would be stored at the high school and made available for use by the arts council whenever necessary.
On the request form for keno funds, it was stated, “This equipment would allow both groups to have quality video and audio recordings for future production preparation, sales of DVDs to create revenue, and to use for educational purposes. Perkins County Area Arts Council and Perkins County High School productions are enjoyed by residents of Perkins County as well as individuals from outside the county. This equipment would greatly assist in improving the quality of these productions and provide learning opportunities for those involved.