Six downtown Youngstown events get grants from city



Organizers of six downtown events will receive $9,000 from the city to help off-set their expenses.

More than 20 event organizers applied for the grants, said Lyndsey A. Hughes, the director of downtown Youngstown events, special projects and marketing.

Those receiving funding and the expected number of people at each event, said Hughes, are:

$1,000 for Noah’s Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary’s 6th annual charity bike run on July 25. About 500 people are expected to participate and attend the bike run.

$2,000 for Vex Fest’s 7th annual music festival on Aug. 15. About 10,000 are expected to attend the event.

$1,125 for the Youngstown Area Community Concert. The concert’s date hasn’t been determined with about 200 to 600 expected to attend.

$2,000 for Bonfrog, a celebration of Youngstown art, music and culture on July 24. About 700 to 800 are expected to attend.

$1,125 for the Pabstolutly Festival, a music and arts event, on Sept. 11. About 2,000 to 3,000 are expected.

$1,750 for the 10th annual Pig Iron Street Festival in July. About 1,000 to 2,000 are expected.

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