ELLSWORTH — A nonprofit performing arts center received a generous donation from the Belvedere fund through the Maine Community Foundation.
The Grand Theater in Ellsworth is known for its 30s art deco style.
They were recently awarded $20,000 that will go toward an HVAC upgrade.
This upgrade will improve airflow, maximize energy efficiency, and provide heating and cooling in the theater for the first time ever.
“The grand always knew it needed an HVAC upgrade. It has an ancient system, no air conditioning, really no energy-efficient air of any kind and we knew we needed to do something about it eventually,” said Executive Director Nick Turner.
For more information on the Grand Theater, visit its website.