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The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust Announces Grant Supporting Randolph's Science Fest

GLCT is one of several organizations and businesses supporting the free community event

1/27/2011 7:31:03 AM


LYNCHBURG–Randolph College has received a $3,900 grant from The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust (GLCT) in support of the College’s 2011 Science Festival. The GLCT joins several other organizations and businesses supporting the free community event, including The Wal-Mart Foundation, Randolph College, Areva, Frito Lay, and the American Physical Society’s LaserFest.

Now in its third year, the free event is sponsored by the College’s Society of Physics Students and scheduled for March 25-27. Science Fest features hands on activities, demonstrations, and events all designed to spark an interest in science in people of all ages. The Science Festival also includes Science Day, an annual program geared toward younger children. Science Day has become increasingly popular since its inception in 2005.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust exists to promote local philanthropy and to simplify the process of giving. The Community Trust receives and manages permanent gifts for the benefit of the citizens of the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. Needs served are broad in scope including human services to children, youth, the needy, and the elderly; education; health; the arts; and the humanities.

For more information about Science Fest or Science Day, please see or contact Peter Sheldon at

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations


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