CEDA Staff Secures $1,500 Toward Community Amphitheater

Article by: Joya Stetson

CEDA team member Joya Stetson, who serves the Stewartville, MN Economic Development Authority (EDA), recently wrote and received a grant from People’s Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® program. The $1,500 grant will assist with the phase I implementation of a community Amphitheater in Bear Cave Park in the City of Stewartville.

This amphitheater project has been championed by the City’s Park Board and the Stewartville Area Community Foundation and seeks to provide a new, accessible venue for residents and visitors to host educational, entertainment and ceremonial activities such as theater, concerts, weddings, graduations, movies, talent shows and festivals. Because of the importance of the project to the quality of life in the City, the EDA encouraged CEDA staff to participate in securing funding for the project.  Additionally, CEDA Community Grant Specialist Abby Wright is currently researching and drafting applications to assist with the amphitheater’s marketing efforts!

The Stewartville Park Board has already begun preliminary groundwork on the amphitheater and expects to begin programming in spring of 2020!