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Colleton County Arts Council holds annual elections


The Colleton County Arts Council (CCAC) held their annual meeting and board of directors elections this past week for their membership this past week. Those in attendance were glad to hear all of the good things that have been happening at the CCAC over the last year and also excited to hear of the exciting plans for the future. It was also good news to hear the non-profit finished the year strong with some money left in their accounts so they can continue to spread the love of art with Colleton County.
Kim Bridge, Executive Director for the CCAC, spoke to those in attendance. Bridge reported some of the community events the CCAC have been part of. Some of the traveling art classes include a middle school pottery class, paid for through a middle school grant. Third graders across the county will also be able to take a traveling pottery class this coming up spring. Artist Cathy Hunter has been giving her art classes at the Veterans Victory House and Pruitt Healthcare. Residents of these two nursing facilities look forward to art class and would not be able to take them if they were not offered where they live. Bridge also talked about being part of the summer food program again this past summer. Children that are part of the summer food program are given the chance to come to the campus of the CCAC, located on Wichman Street, and take two free art classes. This is a service many children would not be able to do, mainly due to the fees involved. Bridge prides the CCAC with offering a safe environment for children to be able to be who they are without judgment from others.
This coming year, the CCAC plans to continue some of their successful programs such as helping girl scouts earn some required badges, allowing groups from the local high school to come over and paint banners for various events, Colleton County Children’s Theatre, Hampton Street Players, summer food program, a large variety of classes for most areas of art and the Polar Express. They also offer a birthday package to those who would like to host their birthday party on location. They are also still offering memberships starting as low as $75 to those who would like to join.
Before the conclusion of the meeting, those in attendance voted on the 2019 Board of Directors. The members that were voted to serve on the board are Becki Crosby, Blue Benton, Dale Munn, Dawlin Poland, Erik Lindstrom, Heather Larson, Kathryn Peer, Ladson Fishburn, Rocki Hovenga and Samantha Hiott. They are looking forward to hitting the ground running as they take on a very large project with trying to give the Colleton Children’s Theatre a home of their own. For more information on the CCAC, follow them on facebook or call 843-549-1922.

Christie Slocum (545 Posts)