Hopedale Cultural Council Seeks New Members
The Hopedale Cultural Council is a group of volunteers appointed by the Select Board. We award grants annually through the Massachusetts Cultural Council to qualified applicants for community projects and events. Some of the past recipients have been the Bancroft Memorial Library, the Council on Aging, the Hopedale School System, and other organizations in the Blackstone Valley area.
We also sponsor the summer band concerts, the December Student Art Show, and our biggest event, the annual Day in the Park. In order to continue to provide these programs in our town we need more help. Some of our activities are in jeopardy if we don’t have more volunteers to serve on the council.
We meet a few times a year for planning purposes. Members work on projects on their own time and are present at our events. Please see our Facebook page (Hopedale Cultural Council- Community Organization) for photos and videos of our past activities.
Current members are: Ellen Murphy, Treasurer, Sally Decelles, Secretary and Grant Coordinator, Kelly O’Malley, Jean Hill, Linda MacEwen, and Ann Labrode.
For more information contact: Billi Manning, Chairperson 508-478-0929
Hopedale Cultural Council Awards Grants 2021-2022
The Hopedale Cultural Council recently awarded $6000 in grants through an allocation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The recipients of this year’s awards:
Greater Milford Ballet
Linda Hixon- Hopedale History
Blackstone Valley Community Chorus
Patrick Smith- Afternoon of Brass
Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation
Friends of the Hopedale Library
Birch Alley Brass Ensemble
Davis Bates- Performance
Bold and Beautiful Teen Exhibition and Scholarship
Aerodynamics STEM workshop
Gregory Maichack- Pastel Workshop
Blackstone Valley Technical High School- Multicultural Festival