Matching grants to assist in the exterior enhancement of businesses located within the town limits are still available from the Town of Cheraw. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis by the town's Board of Architectural Review at their February 9 meeting. Grant funds from the Façade Grant Program may be used for exterior signage, awnings, painting, and doors. Interior work and roofing are not allowed under the program's guidelines. Grant awards must be matched dollar for dollar by the eligible business/property owner. The maximum grant for any one project will not exceed $1,000.00. Once the grant is awarded, the recipient must initiate façade work within 60 days or the grant will be presented to another recipient. Applications are available at the Cheraw Town Hall, 200 Market Street, Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Work initiated before the board's approval will not be eligible for the façade grant. For more information about this program, contact David Sides at 843.537.8425.
"The Mountaintop", a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King's last night on earth, will be performed by Charleston's PURE Theatre on Friday, February 6 at 7:00 PM at the Theatre on the Green. Sponsored by the Cheraw Arts Commission, the entire play is set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of King's assassination on April 4, 1968. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and are available at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe Street. Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843.537.8420 x12 for additional information.
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