The Abington Cultural Council operates under the authority of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council whose mission is "to promote
excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and
interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all
Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of
all communities."  The FY2006 allocation for Abington was $4,300.

The funds are used to support events and festivals, enhance the fine
arts in local schools and enable artists and other creative individuals
to implement unique projects for the community and preserve historic
town documents and landmarks.

The following received grants from the local council:

Abington Art Association
Abington Early Childhood Center
Abington Summer Concerts Committee
Abington Park and Recreation
Center Elementary School
Friends of the Abington Public Library
Fuller Museum
North Elementary School
North River Collaborative Family Network
Saint Bridget School
St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
South Shore Art Center
Woodsdale School P.T.O.

Abington residents are encouraged to submit applications and
residents are reminded that the guidelines require that all funding
must be acknowledged with the following statement: "This program is
supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as
administered by the Abington Cultural Council."

Respectfully submitted,

Anne Smith, Chair
Maxine Barry, Publicity
Carolyn Bates, Secretary
Matthew Delaney
Helene DiCarlo
Nancy Ducharme
Ellen Harris
Kathleen Kelly
Lucile Furlong, Treasurer
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