May 28, 2001
Cedarcrest theater equipment dedicated
by Carolyn Butler
Duvall Arts Commission
DUVALL - On Sunday, May 6, the Duvall Arts Commission and the Cedarcrest drama students, along with their director, Karen King, gathered in front of the Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center to dedicate a plaque thanking King County for new theater equipment acquired through a King County Arts Commission Cultural Facilities grant.
Attending the ceremony were Louise Miller, King County Council District 3 representative; Debra Twersky, King County Arts Commission staff; Jeane Baldwin, Duvall City Council member; Laura Ritter, Riverview School Board member and community supporters of the performing arts.
The Cultural Facilities grant funded the purchase of a motorized projection screen, a specialized dance floor and an upgrade to the theater's sound system.
Following the dedication ceremony, the Riverview Schools Committee hosted a Community Open House in support of Proposition 1, the bond issue that will complete the performing arts center as well as provide athletic fields at Cedarcrest and roof repairs at Cedarcrest, Tolt Middle School and Stillwater Elementary School. The bond issue, which went before voters May 15, passed with slightly over 65 percent of voters favoring the measure.
Linda Sovert, Prima Clownerina, began the afternoon's entertainment with her children's show, "Juggletunes."
The Cedarcrest drama classes performed excerpts from their upcoming production, "Annie Get Your Gun;" the musical group, Roundabout, engaged the audience with a set of acoustic music and song and the Carnation Elementary Orchestra made their stage debut accompanied by their director, Doug Higgins.
Between acts, dancers from TJ Dance Studio previewed their June recital with a sampler of dance routines ranging from ballet to tap, jazz and funk. Cedarcrest alumni Brent Workman and Jarod Martin volunteered their technical services for the afternoon, keeping up with the demanding task of providing lighting and sound for the variety of performances throughout the day.