HAC submits video for nationwide grant competition

HAC submits video for nationwide grant competition

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - You can help the Hattiesburg Arts Council raise money to transform an old newspaper building into a public arts center.

The organization is participating in a nationwide video competition sponsored by the USA Today Network.

It is called, "A Community Thrives."

The contest awards $50,000 or $100,000 grants to organizations which initiate worthwhile community improvements projects.

The Hattiesburg Arts Council has submitted a three-minute video focusing on efforts to turn the old Hattiesburg American building into a community arts center.

If it receives enough online votes, it could win one of the grants.

To view the video and vote, go to www.hattiesburgartscouncil.org or go to the organization's Facebook page.

You can vote once a day.

"If you vote everyday and if everyone in this community votes everyday, we will have a really good chance of winning that award," said Rebekah Stark Johnson, executive director of the Hattiesburg Arts Council.

Voting began on Apr. 12 and will end on May 12.