AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The donations allowed the theater to increase its daytime concerts, plays and other performances for local youngsters to 30 during the 2005-2006 season and to more than double workshops and other visits to schools to 17, officials said. Arts for Youth also funds scholarships for teens attending its Summer Theatre camp, subsidizes tickets for young people and provided support for the production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” More than 22,000 local children are attending theater performances or otherwise participated in Arts for Youth programs in the 2005-06 season, officials said. About 750 students came by bus after the news conference to attend a matinee show of “The Jungle Book,” put on by 50 local youngsters led by two touring actor-directors from Missoula Children’s Theater. LANCASTER – The Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation received a record $33,000 in grants to support its Arts for Youth effort that sponsors theater performances and other programs for Antelope Valley schoolchildren. Three aerospace companies, a utility, a home builder and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s office provided the grants, which totaled 30 percent more than last year, officials said Friday. “This year, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center received more grants than ever before from organizations that shared our vision,” foundation President Lou Bozigian said at a news conference on the stage set for “The Jungle Book,” a foundation-sponsored show. Arts for Youth donations came from Southern California Edison ($10,000); The Boeing Company ($9,500); The Fieldstone Foundation ($5,000); Antonovich ($4,000); Lockheed Martin ($3,000); and Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Sector ($1,500). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!