2010 Community Grants Recipients
Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAC)
Received funds to purchase materials for a two-week cultural and natural history camp at the Peter Burr Farm. Forty children ages 6–11 will explore life before electronics on the historic farmundefinedthrough baking bread in an outdoor oven, making butter and candles, using natural dyes on clothing, an archeological dig, and nature explorations. Jefferson County Landmarks Commission and the Bread Bakers Guild are collaborating on the camping program.
Full Circle Theater Company
Received funding assistance for two programs: its summer kids theater camps, "Creative Drama" (ages 5–9) in July and "Theater Immersion" (ages 10+) in August, and its production of “Ezra & Jake,” a world premiere of a play by Jefferson County playwright Leigh Horne.
Received tuition assistance to participate in an international summer music program in Salzburg, Austria. Jaely is a pending 2011 graduate of Shepherd University with a BA in vocal performance and a BME in music education.
Sandy Donahue, Mountain Mission Community Library
Received funding to purchase puppets for the Mt. Mission Community Library Summer Kids Reading Program on the Blue Ridge. The program starts in summer and continues throughout the year. Activities include preschool story times, art projects and special programs for elementary-age children and on holidays.
Robert W. DuBose, Jr., Harpers Ferry-Bolivar AHC
Received funds to help the community celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a production of Norman Corwin’s play, The Rivalry, a recreation of the Lincoln–Douglas debates that recently ran at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. This fall, six performances will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry with an additional six performances in local schools.
Ann Rule-Thompson, Shepherdstown Chalk Art Festival
Received assistance for a chalk festival on the sidewalks of Shepherdstown on August 7. It will train young artists to create chalk paintings with an overall theme promoting nature and conservation. CraftWorks at Cool Spring is collaborating on the event. Pre-festival activities on August 6 include a “Make Your Own Chalk” class for kids, a lecture on the festival theme, “Our Natural World,” and an artist evening reception.