CHICAGO — Canada will announce a gift of 20 silver hollowaris, a gift valued at $300,000, for the Silver Spring Community Development Corporation, a group that helps communities revitalize and grow.
The silver hollowars are gifts for Silver Springs, Mich., where the community was founded in 1882 and is the oldest remaining community in the United States, according to the American Foundation for the Arts.
The group has a number of programs and initiatives, including the Silver Hollowaris Project, a national program that supports the arts in communities that are blighted or underdeveloped.
“Silver Springs is a great example of what it means to work together to achieve community development goals, and this gift will help to support that mission,” said Nancy Haggerty, a spokesperson for the community development corporation.
Silver Springs Mayor Rick Dolan is thrilled to receive the gift, but said he’s not sure what the silver hollowar will be used for.
“I hope we can use it to create some more beautiful projects for the future,” he said.
It’s unclear how much money the silver can be used to purchase.
Churner said the gift will be put toward projects such as the Silver Hill Arts Center, a residential and community arts center, which is scheduled to open in 2019, and the Silver Lake Arts Center and its arts programs.
Haggerty said the group has been working on a plan to use the money for other programs that are needed to build the arts center.
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