SALAMANCA – When Salamanca received its share of the casino revenue settlement in 2013, city officials set aside a portion to help nonprofit agencies in the city. The first round of those selections was decided at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.

The Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association will receive $10,000 for various work projects dealing with the Ray Evans Seneca Theater. The group has been working on restoring the historic movie theater since the mid-1980s.

The Salamanca Historical Society also received $10,000 to help pay for a second tour guide at the building on Main Street. Some of the funds also will go into window replacement.

Also receiving $10,000 are the Salamanca Senior Center and the Empire Animal Rescue Society.

The Salamanca Kiwanis Club will get $5,000 to replace Christmas decorations in the city.

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