Local groups receive grants from Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Watertown-Mayer Community Education and the Watertown Film festival each received a $5,000 grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council earlier this year.

Watertown-Mayer Community Education received funding from the Arts Council for a six- to eight-week Youth Summer Theater program featuring an original script and musical score. The program will take place at the Watertown-Mayer Primary School auditorium and will culminate with three public performances in August.

The Watertown Film Festival received funding from the Arts Council for the 2012 Festival, which will feature live musical showcases, artist panels and film showcases. The festival will be held at the Watertown-Mayer Performing Arts Center in August.