The Cultural Art Center at the Historic Banner Elk School recently received a donation in the amount of $100,000 from Kathy and Frank Bragg in honor of Sylvia and Bud Hahn.

The Avery Journal reports the money will be used for  maintenance and repairs, with $8,000 of those funds going to the Banner Elk Tourism Development Authority to repay a loan that helped pay for a new air conditioning system in newly renamed Hahn Auditorium, which houses Ensemble Stage.

According to the report, Banner Elk Town Manager Rick Owen said the donation comes with no restrictions for use.

The check was presented by the Friends of the Historic Banner Elk School Chair Ted Silver and accepted unanimously by the Banner Elk town council.