Grit & Grace Receives Grant to Promote Walton County Folk Life
June 10, 2014 by SoWal Staff
Grit & Grace, Inc. received a $3,000 grant from St. Joe Community Foundation in support of their 2014 production, A Dreaming Place. The mission and purpose of Grit & Grace, The Official Folk Life Production of Walton County, Florida, is to preserve and promote the history of Walton County through storytelling, music, and dance.
"We wish to express our deepest thanks, appreciation, and gratitude to Janet Greeno and The St. Joe Community Foundation for their generous contribution to our 2014 Production, A Dreaming Place,” says Mark Douglass, President of Grit & Grace, Inc. “We are also proud to announce that our director for this year's production will be Brook Stetler, Executive Director of the Seaside Repertory Theatre. The production will be appearing in 3 different locations throughout Walton County, including South Walton, during the month of July, 2014."
For the past 10 years, Grit & Grace has used local talent in all of their productions. This summer, Grit and Grace will present A Dreaming Place at Freeport High School July 11-13, South Walton High School July 18-20, and Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs July 24–27.
“The Grit & Grace Folk Life Production is a wonderful example of local history being promoted in a way that is fun, endearing, and educational," says Janet Greeno, Executive Director of The St. Joe Community Foundation. “By assisting Grit & Grace this year, The St. Joe Community Foundation is helping to bring more artistic endeavors to the area for all of the community to enjoy.”
For more information about Grit & Grace and upcoming productions, call (850) 270-7008. Visit them online at www.gritandgrace.org and www.facebook.com/gritandgraceinc.
Since its inception, The St. Joe Community Foundation (STJCF) has provided more than $18 million in grants to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. STJCF provides charitable grants primarily in Bay and Walton Counties that embrace the arts, strengthen education, protect the environment, and improve healthcare. These efforts help build healthy, caring, long-lived communities. For more information, visit www.stjcf.com.