‘Ben Was Here’ promotes the arts

Comm - SoCCA receives grantSouthington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) executive director Mary DeCroce accepts a $2,500 donation from Cristin Buckley of the Benjamin Buckley Memorial Foundation (BBMF). BBMF was created in memory of Ben Buckley, who died on Jan. 23, 2014, from an asthma attack at his home.

The “Ben Was Here” initiative allows Ben’s family to spread awareness of asthma and to contribute to causes and programs that would have appealed to their son, such as the arts. The donation will be used for the renovation project and to provide a free art class to 10 students.

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