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PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION RECEIVES GRANT FOR FRIENDS OF SHAWNEE STATE PARK

May 24, 2017

PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION RECEIVES GRANT FOR FRIENDS OF SHAWNEE STATE PARK
Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, received a grant from Community Foundation for the Alleghenies for The Arts in the Park at Shawnee State Park. The grant was made possible through the Earl and Jeanne Berkey Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.
The Friends of Shawnee State Park were given the grant funds for their Arts in the Park programs. The funds will help the Friends of Shawnee provide unique experiences of art and nature for families who visit Shawnee State Park. The free programs include art exhibits, interactive art programs, education, and concerts. The 2017 season will kick off on July 1 at Shawnee State Park with a concert by Jackson Monsour, an art exhibit, and fireworks.
“The Friends of Shawnee are very grateful to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies for their continued support of our Art in the Park program,” said Mary Griffith, President of Friends of Shawnee. “Their generous donation allows us to continue to provide a quality program and free access for the community.”
“PPFF is pleased with the support that Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is providing for art programing at Shawnee,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Nature inspires art and these events are a great way to celebrate the connection.”
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities and donations through its 40 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation and conservation. paparksandforests.org @PaPFF

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