Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 2010 - Port Discover Receives $15K Grant from The Cannon Foundation

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
Port Discover Awarded $15,000 by The Cannon Foundation, Inc.

Elizabeth City, NC — The Cannon Foundation, Inc. has awarded Port Discover a $15,000 grant. The funding is for the renovation of Port Discover’s newly acquired space.

“We are thrilled with the support of The Cannon Foundation,” said LuAnne Pendergraft, director of Port Discover. “This funding allows Port Discover to transform the space into a more user-friendly facility and we are so grateful for the grant.”

The Cannon Foundation, Inc., based in Concord, North Carolina, began in 1943 by the late Charles A. Cannon, President and Chairman of Cannon Mills Company for more than 50 years.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s hours, Tuesday through Friday, are 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit

Port Discover: Northeastern North Carolina’s Center for Hands-On Science Inc., is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of the Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

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