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Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary | Generosity rooted in pride, remembrance, dedication to home

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Meigs Performing Arts Center Fund

After more than 100 years without a dedicated facility to showcase and celebrate the performing arts, a group of passionate Meigs County citizens want to create a place to highlight the cultural arts in their community. In an effort to combat generations of limited access to the arts, Meigs County will create an incubator for local creativity though the creation of the Meigs Performing Arts Center Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) to generate the resources for a dedicated performing arts facility in Meigs County.

The Meigs Performing Arts Center (MPAC) Fund will be used to support a wide range of arts and culture activities in Meigs County. Right now, the main focus is the development of a state-of-the-art theater and community center for Meigs County citizens.

The planned MPAC facility will be a high-tech learning facility and will act as a community hub that will provide a place to explore anything from entertainment to education. Plans for this 21st century theater will include a dining area as well as a convention-style meeting complex which will help the economic and cultural enhancement of Meigs County and the southeast Ohio Appalachian Region.

Gifts to the Meigs Performing Arts Center Fund are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, stock, bequests, and life insurance. Donations can be made online through FAO or the MPAC Foundation by designating the Meigs Performing Arts Center Fund when donating. To mail your donation, please designate the Fund and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764 or the Meigs Performing Arts Center Foundation, PO Box 466, Pomeroy, OH 45769.

To learn more about the proposed project, please visit