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Wilder Outdoor Theater awarded grant

Grant is awarded to organizations with a solid history and strong promise for the future

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The familiar start of the "Fragments of a Dream" production on the Wilder Pageant grounds west of Walnut Grove has the Ingalls family arriving by covered wagon. (Special to The Globe)

WALNUT GROVE — The Wilder Outdoor Theater has received a Minnesota State Arts Board CSO: Creative Support For Organization grant in the amount of $14,985. This grant cycle was created specifically to assist arts organizations significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant is awarded to organizations with a solid history and strong promise for the future. The dollars will be used to help pay current operating expenses as well as develop new scripts, adding COVID protection on site, increasing social media presence and adding closed captioning to some of the programming to make it easier for the audience to follow the dialogue.

The Wilder Outdoor Theater is preparing for a live 2021 season with the outdoor drama “Fragments of A Dream” about the childhood years of Laura Ingalls and her family in Walnut Grove. Tickets sales began March 1. Dates are July 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24.

To comply with health and safety regulations, social distanced seating, mask wearing and enhanced cleaning will be in place.

Visit walnutgrove.org to follow the latest information about this summer’s activities, or call 1-888-859-3102 for tickets and information.

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