I commend The News-Times and correspondent Deborah Steele for the excellent coverage of the recently held New Horizons Art Festival at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion. The story pointed out the excitement that the arts can provide, and the many talented artists and developing artists that we are fortunate to have in Columbia County.
The emphasis on the youngsters and the publication of their names encourages their future interest and involvement in this worthwhile cultural activity.
Columbia County Arts, Inc., was both pleased and privileged to have been part of the festival. We sponsored the silent auction and benefited from the donations of the generous patrons. The proceeds will be used to further not only the visual arts, but also all forms of art in our community.
Anyone desiring to be part of the cheerleading team for the arts in Columbia County is invited to our annual guest/membership meeting to be held at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
The timely and newsworthy story also reminds me of the need for more news about the arts and arts activities in our county. We suggest that a monthly column covering both news of the arts and educational features about the arts would be a welcome service in the community.
J. Earl Williams, president
Columbia County Arts, Inc.
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