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Wade Center a finalist for 25K State Farm Grant

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - The Wade Center has been selected by State Farm as one of 200 national finalists for a $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Grant.

The final 40 winners will be selected by online voting by their communities.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist funds projects involved in education, safety, and community development. Local agents Brandon Disney of Bluefield, WV, and April Lusk in Bland County, Virginia, are helping The Wade Center promote its project.

The Wade Center has proposed a production entitled, The Wade Neighborhood. Professional artists will draw out the stories of children in an after-school program.

You can vote at

For more information contact Betty Brainerd at the Wade Center, 304-323-3777 or

Bailey Pace

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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