Grant from Carson Foundation for Johnny Carson Theatre Renovations

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Public Schools has received a grant from the John W. Carson Foundation for renovations at the Johnny Carson Theatre at Norfolk Senior High. Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson says the $425,000 grant will be used for new stage curtains and rigging, as well as improvements to the sound and lighting systems. Thompson says the Norfolk School District is appreciative of the ongoing support provided by the Carson Foundation. She says the gift will enhance an already-outstanding facility and also the fine arts programs in the schools and the community. The Johnny Carson Theatre was recently the site of the Nebraska State One Act Play Production Championships, and will host the event again in December of 2014.