The Scout House renovation project has received $1,500 from Sen. Arthur Orr through his Senate District 3 funds. The $1,500 will cover the cost of installing gutters for the entire building.
"Athens Arts League appreciates Sen. Orr's support of the arts in our community," said Arts League Executive Committee member Holly Hollman. "We have received support from a variety of organizations and individuals who see the importance of preserving this Athens icon and repurposing it into a music venue. The grant from Sen. Orr will assist us in offering a facility for students interested in music-related careers and a facility for us to offer music events in our community."
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Work is progressing quickly on our front facade improvements. We again thank Keep America Beautiful, Lowe's and Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful for the $20,000 grant to start work on preserving the historic Scout House with plans to turn it into a music venue.
Friends of the Scout House Committee member