Prescott Park Arts Festival asks donations for upgrades in Portsmouth
The festival has featured family-friendly performance arts offerings on an outdoor stage in city-owned Prescott Park for 39 years. Festival Executive Director Ben Anderson said for the first time in the organization’s history, it is asking for help from supporters for improvements; they would be completed in time for the 40th season in 2014. In the past six months, fundraising efforts have garnered private donations, a city gift of $200,000 and Community Development Finance Authority tax credits, he said.
Upgrades to the pavilion, which houses the food concessions and the city’s public restrooms, are imperative, Anderson said.
The campaign also puts the focus on the replacement of current amateur lighting, and the addition of a professional-quality sound system. He said the goal is to overhaul the festival’s website to make it more user-friendly and accommodate a higher volume of online requests and transactions.
For more details about Prescott Park Arts Festival’s Capital Campaign, contact Catherine Wejchert, development director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 436-2848.
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