HELP US CONTINUE TO BE A VIABLE CREATIVE FORCE IN OUR COMMUNITY
The Franklin County Arts Alliance is looking forward to finishing out 2016 and stepping into 2017 with positive affirmation. Those of you who have been members and supporters for the past twenty years understand that most of our programs are shared with the community free of charge. FCAA received no local tax help this year and it has stretched the budget. We want to encourage you to consider us as a viable and worthy organization that has tax-deductible status. We have a beautiful building that has even been further enhanced the last few years with a new roof, air/heat unit, new electrical wiring where needed and Christmas lights on our building that let us shine as brightly as every other building in downtown Mt. Vernon. Thanks to Lowes Distribution, Interior Passions, sponsors and volunteers, we have a new floor, refrigerator, dishwasher, outdoor tables and chairs. Tom Scott Lumber helped with Landscape mulch and Dorcee Finney did a wonderful job weeding.
CELEBRATE WITH US OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
We’re sorry if you missed the DRIVEN Film Festival. Linda Hammond and crew decked us out in style,
Chef Donna Copeland and helpers took us on a satisfying tour of 1920-30’s food that matched up with Dustin Ellis’ Edison phonograph music on Friday evening.
Saturday, the house was packed to see videos including book trailers, creative and documentary as well as the state of Texas Bankhead Faces and Places videos. We were honored to have a number of guests including Susan Shore who presented Mayor Kit Marshall of Aledo the winning Texas Historical Commission and Texas Heritage video prize. Our own dignitaries including Chamber Manager Diane Newsome and Mayor Margaret Sears attended.
Mt. Vernon talent showed up in films by Liz Etheridge, Stephen Marshall and Jason Lewis. There are so many creative local people to recognize. What a wonderful time was had by all. Special recognition to our featured director Brad Maule, guests from the Metroplex Kay and Louis Moore and the Convivial Society.
But none of the good times would be possible without our members, volunteers and sponsors.
The following sponsors were listed on our program: Luminant; Brookshires; Lowes Distribution Center; Mama D’s Catering Co.; Edison Phonograph Museum Mt. Pleasant; St. Clair Foundation/FCHA; First National Bank MV; Ron Barker Photography; Keitra Stoker Graphic Design; Ric Elliott Family; Allen Phillips; Tom Scott Lumber Yard; Sam Harvey Funeral Home; Colton Tenery; Linda Hammond; East Texas Journal; Elliott Auto Group; EAK Good Neighbors; City Meat Market ; Mt. Vernon Tire; Texas Country Farm Supply; Texas Historical Com. & Texas Heritage Tourism; FCAA Members & Friends. Add to that those who gave items for the auction Velda Williams, the Frame-Up, Dorothy Szepesi, Jerry Smith, Brian@City Meat Market, Jan Switzer, Michelle Chitsey and Marilyn Kohls.
ALL PHOTOS FOR THIS FCAA NEWS EDITION COURTESY OF EAST TEXAS JOURNAL PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS TAKEN BY SAM FERGUSON
Sam is a creative young man from Mt. Pleasant that currently works at the East Texas Journal. We are grateful for his presence and skills.