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Tack Center gets grant to help lessen COVID-19 impact

LuCille Tack Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it has received a $4,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. The Tack will use the funds to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on its 2020-21 Arts Adventure Educational Series.

For more than 20 years, the Tack’s Arts Adventure Series has enhanced the education of countless school children, offering literacy-supporting, cultural and historical programming for students from area schools, grades Pre-K to 12. This coming year’s season will include dramatic interpretations of award-winning book titles and encourage positive character development.

The eclectic mix puts an artistic and innovative twist on learning which, during normal years, helps actively engage nearly 4,500 students from 17 area schools in 11 communities.

“The Tack’s mission is to create an environment that encourages a variety of opportunities to enlighten, enrich and develop artistic growth for community members of all ages,” stated Tack Board President Joe Burnett. “What better way to achieve this, than by presenting high quality, professionally performed productions that expand on classroom learning and creative opportunities for our youth? The Tack is grateful to be in a position that helps make this happen for area students.”

Founded in 1987, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin responsibly seeks, manages, and awards charitable gifts with one goal in mind: to enhance the quality of this area for present and future generations, ensuring that the greater Wausau area is a magnet for people who want to make an extraordinary life for themselves and their families. Recently, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin distributed $98,545 through the Community Arts Grant Fund, providing financial support for 24 visual and performing arts programs, including the Tack’s Arts Adventure Series. Funding for the Community Arts Grant program has been provided through the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin’s Wausau- Marathon County Fund.