The Westborough Cultural Council's reception Wednesday night made history in honoring the arts.
The council recognized the 21 members of its latest grant class, "the largest number ever given by the cultural council," said Betheda Shuman, who co-chairs the council with Cliff Watts.
"We were able to fund this many grants due to the much appreciated funding from the state, from the town of Westborough, and from our own fundraising event, Arts in Common," Shuman told the crowd at the Forbes Municipal Building.
Selectmen Leigh Emery, Ian Johnson and Timothy Dodd, and state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) recognized each grant recipient, who then told the audience about their project.
The recipients are:
Africa United Day at Mill Pond School
African American Composers
Assabet Valley Mastersingers
Chamber Music Metrowest
Chinese Art Group
Chinese Language School Demonstration
Elsie Kaye Glassworks
Great Scot, It’s Andrew Carnegie
Hundredth Town Chorus
Interfaith Hospitality Concert
Northborough Community Chorus
Shir Joy Chorus
Skyrise Children’s Theater - "The Wizard of Oz"
Symphony Pro Musica
Vivaldi Cello Concert
Westborough Community Band
Westborough Community Chorus
Westborough Community Land Trust – Owls
Westborough Historical Society
Westborough Public Library - Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs