A4AC Proud to Support Children’s Emergency Resources - January 27th, 2013
Last January, Children's Emergency Resources received a $2,500 gift from the Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association. The funds were collected through a recent Music-Thon held at the Treasure Coast Mall. Performers participating in the event were introduced by local community leaders, among whom was our founder, Terry Barber, who also performed to support the event.
Children’s Emergency Resources is a nonprofit organization which provides health-related services to local children and families in need. The organization has been serving Martin Country for over 30 years, we are proud to be a friend!
A4AC Artists Rock Sailfish Point Beatles Gala - February 9th, 2013
On February 9th, A4AC and the popular tribute band McCartney Mania joined forces to entertain over 150 guests at a Beatles nostalgia-themed fundraising event organized by the Sailfish Point Foundation.
The event, a benefit for education, featured performances by talented vocalists from the StarStruck Performing Arts Center, A4AC founder Terry Barber, and A4AC February Artist of the Month, Jonathan Cummings.
“We have been told by many of the members who attended that this was possibly the best entertainment event ever held at Sailfish Point” said Rich Evans, President of the Foundation.
A4AC Artists Featured at Dorothy Day Event - February 9th, 2013
Celebration of Dorothy Day was a lecture and devotional service put together by The Celebrations, a group of nine women who present an annual event focusing on the work of an exceptional female leader.
The focus of this year's event was Dorothy Day, an American journalist, activist, and founder of hospitality houses for the poor. She is in the first stages of Sainthood consideration.
A keynote address by a speaker from St. Thomas Aquinas University was followed by a service led by members. A4AC artists Nicole Fugelo, Jen Jacoby, and Lisa Zahradnik from Preston Contemporary Dance shared their talents at the event.
"We felt honored to have participated in the company of such outstanding women. Thank you A4AC for connecting our groups!" - PCDT
A4AC Clubs Lend Their Talents to REACH Program - February 15th, 2013
As part of an ongoing program, A4AC Club students led by club president, Kevin Paul; Spencer Ballantyne, Nathaniel Romero, Michael Hadhacy, Katie Rodgers, Peg Parnezik, and Katlin Afshar served as many as 60 children enrolled at the Stuart REACH program as part of our "Share Arts" initiative.
At the event, which took place at Morovia Park, A4AC students played the role of mentors as they shared their unique talents through creative activities such as improvisational games, singing, and acting skits.
"Many of the [REACH Program] children came to me and let me know how much they enjoyed the program. I was amazed with what some of the groups were able to create" said Anna Hartnig, Recreation Leader at the Parks and Recreation Department of Martin County.
Alison Lax, Teacher Sponsor for the A4AC Pine School Club was also delighted by the positive impact that program involvement had on her students: "I was so impressed both with the enthusiasm, and the initiative the students had in supporting Artists for a Cause. It's a unique project that has been executed with incredible passion."
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