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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 5, 2018                                                                                          Contact:  Ellen M. Ganley, Director of Development  508 762-9807 
WCAC awarded Southbridge Cultural Council grant
Resources to free performance by Raices Latin Dance Company
Southbridge, Massachusetts - Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. has been awarded a $400 grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council to support a free performance by the Raices Latin Dance Company at the agency's Head Start center located at 25 Cole Avenue in Southbridge on Wednesday, April 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. The performance will be the culmination of the center's annual Multicultural Festival and is open to the public.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6 p.m.
25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge

The Southbridge Cultural Council supported performance by the Raices Latin Dance Troupe will be the highlight of the Head Start program's annual MultiCultural Festival on April 25th, where children and families will participate in various cultural crafts and enjoy a variety of foods from around the world. Although the craft and food portions of the festival will be open only to enrolled Head Start families d ue to space constraints within the classrooms, the dance performance will be open to the public in the auditorium where the center is located at the former Southbridge High School, 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge.

"Given the challenging and often divisive tenor of our times, we welcome the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the diverse cultures which together form the fabric of our greater community," said WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis, noting that the performance will support the Head Start children's knowledge and appreciation of music and dance, which plays a critical role in their language learning, reading ability, creativity and overall growth and development. Raices Latin Dance is based in Worcester.

The  Southbridge Cultural Council is a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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