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MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Applications are being taken for the Mattoon Arts Council's annual scholarship program for youths who want to attend art camps this summer.

The scholarship program is open to Mattoon students who are in grades fifth through 11th. The summer camps can include music/band, visual arts, drama, creative writing, and more.

Applications are available at the Mattoon arts and tourism office in the train depot 1718 Broadway Ave., and in the offices of the middle school and high school. Applications also are available online at The deadline to return the applications is April 3.

More information is available by contacting Janahn Kolden at Mattoon High School, 217-238-7863; Julia Colombo at Mattoon Middle School, 217-238-5800; or Mattoon Arts Coordinator Julia Degler-Whitmore, 217-258-6286.


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