HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A historic theater in western Maryland wants another $50,000 for a seat-replacement project.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners previously agreed to conditionally award $200,000 in hotel tax funding to The Maryland Theatre project in Hagerstown.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Cool & Cloudy With Some Sunshine
The Hagerstown City Council also has been supportive of matching up to $100,000 for the seats if the theater can raise that much through private donations.
But The Herald-Mail reports that the $500,000 project still has a funding gap.READ MORE: Maryland Police Step Up Presence Around Local Schools
Jessica Green, Maryland Theatre executive director, told the city council Tuesday that a little more than $70,000 has been raised and that she likely won’t hear about three other grant applications until the end of the year.
Council members expressed doubt about giving the theater $50,000 without knowing the status of the grants.
Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com
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