November 21. 2012 7:00AM - Last modified: November 21. 2012 7:04AM

MENASHA - Fine arts center to open in April at St. Mary Central

A $4.7 million Fine Arts Education Center at St. Mary Central High School is taking shape and will be completed on schedule.

“It will be completed and open April 1, in time for (Twin City Catholic Educational System) schools to have their spring programs,” said Richard Bergstrom, president of Bergstrom Automotive and co-chairman of the project’s fundraising campaign.

The 22,000-square-foot addition to the high school will consist of a 496-seat main auditorium, a 100-seat forensic theater, dressing rooms, and scene and costume shops. It also will be equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and production equipment.

In addition, four new interactive electronic classrooms will be added to the school.

A group of Neenah-Menasha businessmen, including Bergstrom, paved the way for the project, raising $2 million in matching gifts.

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