Big check is earmarked for bluegrass

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MRAC board member Melissa Brechon, left, presented the big check to Rosemount arts council members John Loch, Jeanne Schwartz and Keith Reed. (Photo submitted)

The Rosemount Area Arts Council received a $5,000 grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council on Jan. 31 for its annual Rosemount Bluegrass and Americana Festival, a three-day event which this year will be held in the city’s Central Park in July.

Also receiving an MRAC grant from the Apple Valley-Rosemount area was the Velvet Tones; the Apple Valley-based senior-adult community chorus received $5,000 for nine concerts throughout the Twin Cities for groups with limited access to the arts.

The MRAC grants are made possible by a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund approved by Minnesota voters.