ACAF Helps Bring Professional Theater to Wellsville

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently provided a $900 grant to bring Shakespeare’s As You Like It to Allegany County. This free performance, by innovative professional theater company Shake on the Lake and tweaked slightly for a modern audience and casual outdoor venue, will be held on Monday, August 5th @ 6:30 p.m. on the Lawn of the David A. Howe Public Library.

Wellsville resident Kathryn Ross saw a SOTL production last year and worked to bring them to the county. “I sent letters to all the arts organizations and service clubs and several came through.” Along with ACAF, Ross notes, support came from The Wellsville Rotary, David A. Howe Library, the Lions Club, the Allegany Arts Association, and several individual donors

Shake on the Lake ( is a Perry, NY-based organization that brings professional quality theater and arts education to rural communities and underserved populations, including the incarcerated, in a five county area. Check out the SOTL website for more information.

Performance information: Monday, August 5th @ 6:30 p.m. at the David A. Howe Library. Free to the public.
With assets of $9.5 million, ACAF manages over 50 scholarship and grant funds. If you would like to donate to one of these funds, or establish a fund to support students or your community, contact Bruce Campbell at 585-296-5616 or Donations to the foundation are tax deductible.