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American Cinema Inspires Gives Back to Barren County

Barren County, KY – January 30, 2024 - Renowned entertainment industry leader and philanthropist Chevonne O'Shaughnessy is making waves in the picturesque city of Glasgow as she extends her generosity towards the local community during the production of the highly anticipated film "A Royal Christmas Surprise," by way of saying thank you in the total of $45,000.


As the Co-Founder and President of American Cinema Inspires), Chevonne O'Shaughnessy has been a stalwart supporter of community initiatives and cultural preservation. Her dedication to giving back is evident in her recent charitable endeavors in Glasgow, where she is actively contributing to the Beautify Barren initiative ($27,000), supporting the restoration efforts of the historic Plaza Theatre ($15,000) and Helping the Hard Working ($3,000).


Beautify Barren, a local organization committed to enhancing Glasgow's visual appeal and environmental sustainability, has found a generous supporter in Chevonne O'Shaughnessy. Judge Executive Jamie Bewley Byrd stated, "This donation will directly contribute to the ongoing beautification projects in the area, fostering a sense of community pride and environmental responsibility."


In addition to her commitment to Beautify Barren, Chevonne O'Shaughnessy is championing the preservation of Glasgow's cultural heritage by assisting in the iconic Plaza Theatre. Recognizing the historical significance of the theatre, she is contributing financially and personally to ensure that the landmark continues to be a vibrant cultural hub for generations to come.


Expressing her gratitude for the warm welcome she has received in Glasgow during the production of "A Royal Christmas Surprise," Chevonne O'Shaughnessy stated, "Glasgow has welcomed our film production with open arms, and I am deeply moved by the sense of community and rich history that this city embodies. It is an honor to contribute to the local initiatives that make Glasgow a special place."


The team at American Cinema Inspires is proud to stand behind Chevonne O'Shaughnessy in her commitment to giving back to the communities that host their film productions. ACI recognizes the importance of supporting local initiatives that contribute to the cultural, environmental, and social well-being of the places they visit.


About Barren County

Barren County is in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,173. Its county seat is Glasgow. The county was founded on December 20, 1798, from parts of Warren and Green Counties. It was named for the Barrens, meadowlands covering the northern third, though the soil is fertile. Barren County is part of the Glasgow, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, also included in the Bowling Green-Glasgow, KY Combined Statistical Area. In 2007, Barren County was named the "Best Place to Live in Rural America" by Progressive Farmer Magazine. From caves and canoes to culinary delights, all the best adventures start with a bit of curiosity. Visit to explore all that Barren County has to offer.


About Beautify Barren

Beautify Barren County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing our community's natural beauty. Our mission is to unite residents, businesses, and community leaders to work together toward the common goal of making lasting improvements to our home. With a focus on sustainability and community engagement, we will do our part in building a beautiful future for Barren County and its residents.

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