Meriwether County received a state art grant. The grant was written by the Meriwether Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Meriwether Connections and Meriwether County Schools. The goal of the grant is to connect the Fine Arts with Language Arts and our community with our schools. Over 200 2nd graders were read to by local volunteers, received their own copy of the “Jungle Book”, and bussed to the Quercus Farm to watch a play by the Serenbe Theater. After the play language arts teachers were lead a discussion comparing and contrasting the book and play. Students were then provided an opportunity to illustrate or write about their experience.