June 25,2021

HONORABLE ORDER OF KENTUCKY COLONELS AWARD 275 GRANTS TOTALING $2.1 MILLION

LOUISVILLE, KY – Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $3,994.86 to purchase upgraded fire alarm equipment for its Payne Street campus.

CTC serves over 55,000 youth and adults each year from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences. Students hail from 63 zip codes, including 300+ schools and community centers throughout the Kentuckiana region. In addition to extracurricular classes featuring a season of performances in the Walden Theatre Conservatory and a wide range of in-school educational experiences through Blue Apple Outreach, students engage with the community in many significant ways.

HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 275 non-profits, impacting close to 3.7 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from contributing Kentucky Colonels from throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.

According to Commanding General Hal Sullivan: “When HOKC Trustees met with grant applicants this year, we were reminded how hard the pandemic has made life harder for many folks, from first responders in community service charities to the clients themselves. Thanks to Kentucky Colonels from around the world who donate to the Good Works Program, HOKC can lend a helping hand to so many local charities that provide essential services that lessen the impact. Because a Colonel cares, we make giving to others a Proud Kentucky Tradition.”

Those interested in being an active KY Colonel or nominating someone to become a KY Colonel contact HOKC National Headquarters at (502) 266-6114 or go to www.kycolonels.org.