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PNC Supports Arts In The Parks Through $15,000 Grant


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Arts in the Parks is perhaps the most popular venue for children’s entertainment in Fairfax County.  This free program attracts thousands of children and their families to local park amphitheaters where they are introduced to live, quality entertainment all summer long in an outdoor setting.  These performances are held every Saturday morning at Burke Lake Park, E. C. Lawrence Park, Lake Fairfax Park and Mason District Park.  There are also programs each Wednesday morning at Frying Pan Farm Park.

These performances are funded in large measure through generous contributions from corporate sponsors through the Fairfax County Park Foundation and the Fairfax County Park Authority.   Leading the line-up of corporate good citizens once again, is a longtime supporter of Fairfax County parks, the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group.   PNC has provided a $15,000 grant and is the Signature Sponsor of Arts in the Parks.  They join Supporting Sponsors RZ Foundation, Dominion and the Friends of Mason District Park in support for this program.  Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Council for the Arts of Herndon support Arts in the Parks via the provision of performers matching funds.

“There’s nothing quite like a live Arts in the Parks performance to inspire a love of the arts for children and their families” said Michael N. Harreld, regional president of PNC Bank.  “We are delighted to support this wonderful program that continues to enrich the lives of so many Fairfax County residents.”

Some of the entertainers for this year’s program include Blue Sky Puppet Theater, Rocknoceros, The Great Zucchini featuring comedy and magic, The YOJO Show and Paul Hadfield with juggling and comedy.  These and many other sensational performers will perform from the end of June through the end of August.  For a full line-up of performances and all the details visit Arts In The Parks online.

See more about Arts in the Parks and other projects supported through the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

For information about the many other programs included in the Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series, visit online.


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