Grant funding allotted to 5 organizations

City finance committee recommended Tuesday distributing $3,000 to five recipients of the 2018 James David Robinson Cultural and Arts Grant program awards.

They are:

• Repasz Band, Liberty Classic Community Band Festival, $1,000

• Community Theatre League, Evening with a Star, 1,000

• Bald Eagle Art League, Ways Garden Art Festival, $400

• Williamsport Symphony, holiday concert, $300

• Newberry Community Partnership, Art Welcoming to Newberry, $300.

Applications from groups for the grant dollars are first considered and recommended for approval by the city recreation commission.

Committee members noted that the pool of available money has dwindled since the grant program’s inception some years ago. The money comes from the city’s general fund.