Date: October 19, 2005
Byline: Ellen Manning
Representative Lawrence Curry Announces $500,000 State Grant for Historic Black Horse Inn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Ellen Manning, 215-233-2134 Don Mitchell, 215-651-4280
Harrisburg, PA – On Wednesday, October 19th, Representative Lawrence Curry (D) announced that he has secured a $500,000 state grant for further preservation and conservation efforts at the historic Black Horse Inn.
The funds are part of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program authorized by Governor Rendell and administered through the office of the Secretary of the Budget.
In announcing the grant, Representative Curry reiterated the Inn's importance to the overall revitalization of Bethlehem Pike and praised the unified restoration effort of the local community groups, elected officials and appointed advisory committee.
The Friends of Historic Bethlehem Pike, the Springfield Township Historical Society, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners and members of the Black Horse Inn Advisory Committee have worked hard over the past year to raise public awareness as well as funds to restore the historic Inn on Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown.
"Representative Curry saw that the effort was strong within the community and has really come through with his support," said Don Mitchell, president of the Friends of Historic Bethlehem Pike. "And because the funds are matching they will play a key role in helping the overall effort raise the remaining dollars needed for the restoration of the building."
Representative Curry will hold a formal check presentation at the historic Black Horse Inn on Friday, October 21st, @ 2:00 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Ellen Manning at 215-233-2134 or Don Mitchell at 215-651-4280.