The Community School of the Arts (CSA) in Fort Smith, Ark., will benefit from a $10,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation.

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The gift was announced recently at the Community School of the Arts. Roger Holroyd, Tim Shields, Tammy Roper and Beth Presley of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will be used to sponsor the executive offices of the School of the Arts.

“Community School of the Arts is honored by the gift the Arvest Foundation has given and its decision to invest in our life-changing Center for the Creative Arts campus on Riverfront Drive,” said Rosilee Russell, executive director of CSA. “The foundation’s commitment will truly make a difference in the lives of so many young people in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to Community School of the Arts,” said Roger Holroyd, bank president for Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley. “The programs that the CSA provide are important to the development of the children and youth in our community. We are excited to have this opportunity to support this program in Fort Smith and we are very thankful for the foundation’s ongoing commitment to help support our community.”