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News and Notes

Sampson Theatre Awarded $1 Million Grant

If you haven't heard yet, PYTCo and the Sampson Theatre were awarded $1 million through New York States Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant Program as announced by the Lt. Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul. Although our request was for $3.75 million, we are elated to have received any funds at all and this is an excellent step in the right direction for our organization.

We still need your help! This grant gets us to 1/7th of the way to project completion. With this success though comes new challenges. The grant is a reimbursement grant, so we must finance a way to spend the money and then get reimbursed. We also will continue to seek funds to further our project. A functional, basic and handicap-accessible Sampson Theatre and the lobby portion of our annex can happen with approximately $4 million, whereas the $7 million mark gets us a full annex and all the trimmings of the theatre.

New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul announcing the Village of Penn Yan DRI Awards


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