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Dorothy K. Merrill left major donation for East Ridge arts center

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If plans go as scheduled, The Dorothy K. Merrill Center for the Arts will open in October of 2011 attached to the Loft Theater at East Ridge High School.


The announcement of a $2 million to $2.3 million donation to Arts Connection from Merrill's estate will make the facility, which includes a "black box" theater, arts gallery and storage areas, a reality.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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