- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

DYESS, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson has donated $100,000 from Arkansas’ discretionary budget to continue restoration work at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1Ycid9F ) reports that Hutchinson made the announcement at a fundraiser, where Rosanne Cash, the daughter of the award-winning singer, performed.

Arkansas State University, which manages the home through its Heritage Sites program, said Monday that the money will be used to get materials from original Dyess buildings to use in additional renovation projects. The school says that a barn that can be used as a classroom, conference room or special event space will also be built.

The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home opened in August 2014, along with exhibits in the Historic Dyess Colony Administration Building.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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