Conservatory of the Ozarks, who had announced earlier this month they would have to be closing because of COVID-19 related declines in income, will be able to keep the doors open until at least the end of the year thanks to the generosity of a local philanthropist.
Jon and Dawna Morris saw a story about the Conservatory’s impending closure during a newscast on KY3 and were moved by the passion of the studio’s operator. On Tuesday, the couple came to the Conservatory and donated enough to allow the facility to continue operations at least through the end of 2020.
The Cole Camp couple told KY3 that they wanted the performing arts center to stay “alive.”
The Conservatory began a decade ago inside a room at a church and was thriving until the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown forced a dramatic decline in student enrollment.
A GoFundMe has been set up for the organization for community members who want to help keep the Conservatory operating past the end of 2020.
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