The local Breakfast Rotary Club hosted a special program this morning (October 2) at the Homer Center for the Arts, where a $9K donation was presented to complete repairs on the facility’s parking lot.
Fundraising has taken place for over a year to cover those repairs.
A parking lot committee was formed to oversee the process, comprised of board trustees, staff and other members of the community.
Their efforts included the raffling of an antique Thompson rowboat, as well as two guitars signed by more than 20 of the prominent artists who performed at the Center in recent dates, such as the Gin Blossoms, Devon Allman and Martin Barre of Jethro Tull.
After this morning’s ceremony, WXHC News got some reaction from the Center’s Executive Director Ty Marshal:
“We’re extremely thankful for the generosity of the Breakfast Rotary Club, along with everyone else who has donated time and money into this project,” Marshal said. “The Center for the Arts really does extend beyond Homer, into Cortland and beyond. We feel blessed to be apart of a community so eager to help our cause.”
Marshal said he expects the final stages of reconstruction work to start up in about two weeks.