Donations pour in for the Arts Center in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Donations continue to pour in for the Arts Center in Orange County after coverage of a controversy involving a planned program.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently voted to return $4,500 in state funding in reaction to a program that would have been taught by a drag entertainer. That program has since been postponed indefinitely.
Since that time, the center has received $7,000 in donations.
"It’s definitely heartening to see that people are willing to come out from our community and support things that they want. And if that means doing that, making those statements with their dollars then it looks like that is exactly what our community is willing to do," said Anna Pillow, the director of the center.
The entertainer, Wysteria Ivy, was going to teach a class on costume, hair and makeup to community members who signed up for and paid to participate in the program.
Last year, the arts center celebrated its 25th anniversary.