Jacksonville Center for the Arts says “THANKS A MILLION” in pursuit of a brand new Civic Center
Monday, May 21, 2018
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts held a special event to celebrate a very important milestone in pursuit of a brand new Civic Center for the city of Jacksonville.
The “THANKS A MILLION” party was a public event to thank everyone who has helped the Jacksonville Center for the Arts reach the one-million dollar milestone.
Dr. Susan Weller is the President of the Board for the Jacksonville Center of the Arts. Dr. Weller described why one million dollars was such a valuable benchmark to reach.
“It took us just a little over two years to get to the one million dollar mark, and that benchmark was set by the city of Jacksonville, who gave us a ninety-eight year lease on the lot that we have where we intend to build the building. So it was kind of an important thing to conform to with the lease that they gave us… A million dollars is just the beginning of what we have to do, but we have to celebrate this because there’s so many people that have been very skeptical about our ability to raise the amount of money that we want to.”
Dr. Weller spoke about the multi-purpose nature of the new building and what has happened in recent years to push the Jacksonville Center for the Arts to strongly pursue the building of a Civic Center.