Thursday, December 23, 2010

DCCA Grateful for Harry D. Stephens Memorial Funding

Darke County Center for the Arts is grateful to have been included among the recipients of the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial December, 2010 distribution. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, “The support of this foundation is very much appreciated and has contributed greatly to our ability to present high quality artistic performances in our rural community. DCCA would not be proudly presenting its 32nd season without the funding they have generously contributed in the last several years,” he concluded.

The donated funds will be used to support all DCCA programming and operating expenses in the 2010-2011 season. Darke County Center for the Arts annually presents an Artists Series, Family Theater Series, and Special Performances at the beautiful, historic St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Arts In Education programs are made available to every grade of all Greenville City and Darke County public schools. Additionally, the Coffeehouse Series takes artists to various local coffeeshops and caf├ęs. For more information on DCCA programs call Executive Director Julie Strait at 937-547-0908 or go to .

Distributions from the Harry D. Stephens trust fund are made in June and December each year and only the interest income from the fund can be distributed for charitable, educational, scientific, literary and/or religious purposes. Trust Fund Committee members include Peter Hemer, Carol Funderburg, Jennifer Bish, Al Greiner, and Dr. Michael Fourman.

Application forms to receive funds from the Memorial Fund can be obtained from the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Office, 622 S. Broadway in Greenville. Completed applications are to be returned to the law firm of Flinn and Muntean, L.P.A. at 429 Memorial Drive. The deadline for getting applications returned for the June distribution is April 1st, and October 1st for the December distribution.

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