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PACC fundraising group gains ground, schedules donation rally

The proposed Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) is expected to cost close to $32 million and would be the most expensive public project in Federal Way history. The project is slated for the abandoned Toys R
The proposed Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) is expected to cost close to $32 million and would be the most expensive public project in Federal Way history. The project is slated for the abandoned Toys R' Us site on 20th Avenue South near the Federal Way Transit Center.
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Joann Piquette, a member of the Federal Way Coalition for the Performing Arts (FWCPA), updated the Federal Way City Council on the group's continued efforts at fundraising for the proposed Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) project in downtown Federal Way.

"The grant writing committee has completed three major applications, that if awarded, the amounts we're requesting would total nearly a million dollars," Piquette said during the council's Nov. 5 meeting. "We have more to finalize based on the schedules we have for sending those in."

According to Piquette, the coalition has already netted almost $700,000 in direct donations and pledges for the PACC. Up next for the non-profit coalition is a fundraising concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. SW. Tickets are $25. The coalition will accept donations and pledges at the event.

The rally will feature five performance groups that belong to the coalition: Harmony Kings, Federal Way Youth Symphony, Jet Cities Chorus, Federal Way Symphony and Federal Way Chorale. A Thomas Jefferson High School choral group will also perform. Most will be offering “samples” of their upcoming holiday concerts.

"We're continuing to schedule PACC presentations with the various service clubs, and they're very well received," Piquette added.

For more information on how to donate to the PACC, visit www.federalwaypacc.org.

 

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