CCAC Board Updates Schedule of Events

Friday, January 20, 2017
Members of the Clay County Arts Council as they gathered for a group photo during last week's meeting. Board members include, from left: Front--Linda Robinson and Lisa Jett. Back-Tracy Cole, Cathy Norred, Cody Knight, Cindy McComb, John James and Jane Gatewood.(courtesy photo)

Members of the Clay County Arts Council board of directors met recently, and updated the 2017 schedule of events. During the gathering the board agreed to a one year hiatus for the popular Night of Chocolate Dinner Theater event, and reviewed other efforts in reviewing the annual calendar.

"Memberships, scholarship fund donations, honorariums and memorials are still being accepted by the CCAC Board for the 2017 season which runs through June of this year," said Tracy Cole, acting president of the organization.

Events held this past fall, including the new music and barbeque supper Harvest Hoedown and the Christmas Open House, brought arts patrons together for good times and tasty buffet offerings.

The board also reluctantly agreed the much-anticipated Night of Chocolate Dinner Theatre will not be presented this February. "The show is taking a one-year hiatus," Cole explained. "Multiple scheduling conflicts and personal circumstances among the board and potential cast members led us to make this decision."

Cole noted there were several events still scheduled for 2017, include opportunities for Clay County school students. Teachers and principals will soon receive information packets regarding the annual adjudicated Art Show, to be held on March 11, at the Piggott Community Center," a spokesman noted. "The entertaining and educational Giant Puppets show will be presented April 25, at the Rector Community Center."

The Celebration of the Arts will once-again culminate the season, as the members is set to honor long time CCAC sponsors Piggott State Bank and Rector Downtown Drug.

"These two sponsors always give beyond what is asked, and have supported the Arts Council year after year," a spokesperson said. "The June event will feature entertainment and a silent auction, and the annual student scholarship winners will be announced.

Cole indicated the CCAC looks forward to concluding the season with the exciting events for Clay County students and anticipates a wonderful June finale.

Those wanting additional information on the CCAC, or their events, may contact any of the board members.

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