The Richfield Springs Youth Ministry Corporation, which runs the Zone Youth Center, received a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts.
The money will be used to fund a performance by Skip West at the Richfield Springs Pride Days, July 26. West is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Children’s Music.
West is a multi-faceted musician and educator who mixes a wide variety of musical styles with compelling, kid-centered themes in his performances. He brings contemporary and traditional musical styles to his songs for children.
The Learning Channel has aired three of his music videos on national television. West’s performance will be a cultural experience for the area children.