Friday, February 22, 2013


“Kid Power Operation Lunch Line,” an interactive musical show designed to help children discover the value of good nutrition, will be Darke County Center for the Arts final presentation in its Arts In Education series for this school year. The show which will be performed for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools during the week of March 15 is free and open to the public.

“This show uses spectacular visual effects to take the audience on an amazing journey inside the human body of a boy named Max who doesn't eat properly,” explained Keith Rawlins, Artistic Director for DCCA. “Through audience participation, students educate and motivate Max to make good decisions, and in the process expand their own knowledge of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Mr. Rawlins concluded.

DCCA's Arts In Education Series opened October 4 and 5 with a performance for junior high students of Through the Eyes of a Friend, an informative and moving performance offering insight into the life and times of Anne Frank. Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Smith led songwriting workshops for high school students from November 12 through 15, and Eisenhower Dance Company will explore the many aspects of movement and dance for fourth-through-sixth-graders February 25 through March 1. “This diverse lineup exemplifies DCCA's goal for our AIE programs to expand imaginations and inspire creativity while teaching valuable lessons on a broad range of academic subjects,” stated Mr. Rawlins.

Arts In Education is sponsored by Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation, Greenville Federal, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Vectren Foundation, Edison Community College, The Andersons Inc., BASF, Littman-Thomas Agency, and Mercer Savings Bank, and receives support from the Ketrow Foundation and the Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial and the Ohio Arts Council, which helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Performance schedules for Arts In Education shows are determined in cooperation with the schools. Contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or for specific performance times of “Kid Power Operation Lunch Line” or to learn more about the Arts In Education series.

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