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Art center burns mortgage papers


Last updated 7/24/2017 at Noon

With firefighters present as a precaution, Fallbrook Art Center supporters wait their turn to put a piece of paper in the fire pit, symbolically burning the center's mortgage. Ken Seals photo

A crowd of more than 40 people gathered in the parking lot behind the Fallbrook Art Center to symbolically burn the center's mortgage papers on July 14. The crowd continued celebrating the milestone with a reception inside the art center at Alvarado Street and Main Avenue.

Jerri Patchett, President of the Fallbrook Arts Inc. (FAI) Board of Directors, said in January that FAI's goal for the year was to pay off the mortgage on the art center, which at that time was about $65,000. Patchett led the fundraising effort with a lot of community support.

According to a center spokesperson, the ori...

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