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Shawnee, De Soto, JCCC groups win NEA grants

September 4, 2013

The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded grants to groups in Shawnee and De Soto, as well as Johnson County Community College.

• Rock Cottage Glassworks, 6801 Farley St. in Shawnee, received $5,000 to replace furnaces and tools used for its American-made glass.

• The De Soto Arts Council received $4,842 to support the development of an arts center in the De Soto City Hall’s lower level.

• Johnson County Community College received $5,000 for its Performing Arts Series Arts Education Program, which will use the money to develop K-12 teacher training and English-learning curriculum in the arts.

In total, the NEA awarded $560,800 in grants to Kansas groups. The largest payout, $17,500, will be used for the Department of Education’s Poetry Out Loud program.

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