The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is the recipient of a $5000 grant from the Community Foundation for Mason County. The grant will be used toward furnace upgrades.
“We are so appreciative of the support from the Community Foundation for this project. These funds will be added to the money raised by the Arts Center through the support of its donors and proceeds from the September Baby It's Cold Inside fundraiser event,” states Brad Reed, LACA board president. “Together the cost of the necessary furnace upgrades will be paid in full, without having to borrow funds to cover those costs.”
In addition to savings in utility costs, this system upgrade will help LACA avoid costly repairs and will eliminate the possibility of water or other damages to the building. Reed adds that in the past, loss of heat in critical areas of the building, sometimes for days at a time, resulted in cancellation of events and, in some instances, complete closing of the building until the issue could be remedied. Total cost of the upgrade is over $21,000, with the work being done by local contractor.