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Grace Performing Arts Center building dedicated on Dec. 14

PRINCETON — The Grace Performing Arts Center building in Princeton was dedicated on Dec. 14. Speakers at the event were Marge Albrecht, Mary Phillips, Terri Zearingáand Festival 56 Executive Director Dexter Brigham.

Theá“Grace” isánamed in honor of Grace Albrecht, who, along with her nieces, JoAnn andáJudy Albrecht, and her sister-in-law, Marge Albrecht, made the lead gift in the Princeton Theatre Group’s 2008 capital campaign. Theámonies raisedáfundedáthe transformation ofáthe former Bureau County Republican building on South Main Street into aátheatre spaceáfor Festival 56 and a venue forátheatre arts education.

Grace Albrecht, born and raised in Tiskilwa, was a teacher and life-long lover of the theatre arts. Marge Albrecht currently serves on the PTG theatre arts education committee. Terri Zearing and Mary Phillips,áwith Dexter Brigham, co-founded Festival 56 in 2003 and are both past presidents of the Princeton Theatre Group (PTG).

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