Members of the Northumberland Council for the Arts recently celebrated the receipt of a major grant from the PPL Foundation.

The $72,000 grant, announced in December 2017, will help fund a new roof for the American Legion building at 210 East Independence Street in Shamokin. The building houses the Council for the Arts Anthracite Heritage Museum, the public library and other organizations.

Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations that are working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and are empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential.

Pictured, from left to right: Ted Koppen and Tom Wengrenovich of PPL; Jeanne Shaffer of the Northumberland Council for the Arts; Kathy Jeremiah, Northumberland County Planning and Economic Development; Tracie Witter of PPL; and Shamokin City Administrator Bob Slaby. Not pictured: Justin Skavery, Northumberland County Planning and Economic Development, who authored the grant application.