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Sherman to use state grant money for Playhouse repairs

Another round of Small Town Economic Assistance Program funding has been awarded.  Among the towns receiving the STEAP grants is Sherman.  The town will use $69,000 in funding for repairs and upgrades to the Sherman Playhouse.


The Playhouse has hosted productions for over 100 years. 


First Selectman Clay Cope says with this grant, the historic Sherman Playhouse will have much needed updated facilities for both patrons and staff.  Cope says the improvements means the entertainment attraction will continue to serve  future generations of residents and tourists.


State Senator Mike McLachlan says for generations, the Sherman Playhouse has served the community and entertained visitors from around the region.  He says the grant will help with upgrades to the cultural landmark so it can continue to serve the community for generations to come.


Representative Richard Smith says the Sherman Playhouse is an historic town landmark that has driven local tourism and entertained area residents for years.  He adds that it's one of the premier performing arts venues in the region.  Smith says he is pleased the state is directing this competitive grant funding to Sherman in an effort to maintain a beloved town structure.

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