Northwest NEWS

September 24, 2001

Editorial

Thanks to success of concerts, more music and Shakespeare planned for next year

The Duvall Arts Commission extends a great big thank you to everyone who helped make our first outdoor summer concert series so successful. The King County Arts Commission was the primary sponsor of Arts Onstage in the Park, allowing us to bring the exceptional talent of four local musical ensembles to McCormick Park.
   As a major presenting partner, Belmark Industries, Inc. demonstrated strong commitment to a community in which they are a prominent home-builder. Safeway loaned us the use of their tent canopy for the stage, and the Eastside Journal contributed advertising in their weekend supplement and daily editions. The city of Duvall supported the concerts with generous contributions of staff time and services.
   We appreciate Lisa Allen, Valley View editor, for printing all our press releases and helping to get out the word about Arts Onstage in the Park. The Valley View is where people in the Duvall-Carnation area look for what's going on around the region. Thank you for giving us so much visibility.
   Thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time and energy to assure the smooth operation of our productions. From distributing flyers to taking care of the artists' needs to setting up and breaking down equipment, these folks worked tirelessly to do whatever needed to be done.
   Special thanks to Jan Weekes without whose help these concerts could not have happened. Together we learned to master the mysteries of those so-called "instant" shelters!
   Finally, thank you to our wonderful audiences for attending the concerts and for your resoundingly positive response to our project. Events such as these help make us a community, and we look forward to bringing you more music and Shakespeare next year.
   Carolyn A. Butler, chair,
   Duvall Arts Commission