Gordner, Culver Announce Grant to the Albright Center in Sunbury

(HARRISBURG) – The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded a grant to Sunbury’s Revitalization Inc. through the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).  The $96,000 grant will go toward the continued transformation of the former Albright United Methodist Church into a cultural and community center.

The grant, in the amount of $96,000, will be used to assist in the renovation of the lower level of the facility.  This multipurpose area will be used as a classroom for GED education, a meeting area, a theater and music venue and a banquet hall for up to 320 people.  “The Albright Center will become a one-of-a-kind facility that will benefit all residents of Sunbury and the surrounding areas,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am pleased that this crucial project continues to garner support from Governor Tom Wolf and DCED.”

“This partnership between public and private entities will allow the ongoing makeover of a key piece of Sunbury’s historic district and create incredible opportunities for our citizens,” said Representative Culver.

Senator Gordner and Representative Culver have been ardent supporters of the Albright Center project.

The Neighborhood Assistance Program is a tax credit program that encourages businesses to invest in projects which improve distressed areas and support neighborhood conservation.

CONTACT:

Mike Stephens (Senator Gordner) 717-787-8928
Angie Lambousis (Representative Culver) 570-286-5885