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Magic in the Air! Recap of Christmas Magic

WAC xmas slider2The WAC Christmas Magic day was truly a festive day. With carolers, the arts and crafts show, the local business window decorating competition, the annual Lions Santa Claus Parade and, of course, the lighting of the WAC Christmas tree and the Christmas tree on the mountain, there was definately magic in the air!

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Congrats Debra!

 

Congratulations to Pinecone, winner of the 2014 Westport Arts Council Best Decorated Christmas Windows. Thanks to the amazing judges, Delvalle and Tamara, and to Cynthia Pringle for her assistance is coordinating the competition.

WAC put together a float for the Lions Christmas Parade showcasing the theme “Christmas Wishes for Santa” and won Best in Theme. Thanks to all members who helped decorate the float, walk in the parade and hand out over 100 santa hats!

Nov 29: Christmas Magic Begins in Westport

Christmas Magic 2014

 

Come to Westport and envelope yourself in Christmas Magic! The festivities include our Arts and Crafts show, the Santa Claus Parade and the Lighting of the Christmas Tree. With Carolers and Christmas specials throughout the town, come to Westport and find the perfect gift, fill yourself with festive spirit, and kick off the holiday season.

Thanks Volunteers!

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Fun, food and gratitude.

WAC warmly welcomed a large crowd at the Volunteer Appreciation Evening at The Cove last week. To the musical sounds of Stephanie Doornekamp (and a few special guests along with our winner of “The VOICE”), we all tucked into a generous spread of delicious food provided Marty Hawkins and The Cove while WAC shared their gratitude with the great many volunteers, sponsors and board members that make WAC successful.

Taking stock of the year’s events, each one would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of  so many volunteers. From the ticket sellers, fundraisers, bbq-bosses, greeters, idea-generators, t-shirt sellers, graphic designers and photographers to the stage-builders, telephone call-makers, email-repliers, drivers, cleaners, decorators, and poster putter-uppers, the success of our events and programs are from your efforts. Special thanks goes out from WAC and the Village of Westport  to Volunteer of the Year, Mrs. Marianne Roberts, who not only generously donates her time but does so with boundless energy and joy.

IMG_1459Volunteer of the Year: Mrs. Marianne Roberts

We also took the opportunity to shine a spotlight on our sponsors who generously gave to support the arts in all forms from our youth school programs to the ever-popular MusicWestport Festival. From individuals and families in the community to local business sponsors, we value your donations that have allowed WAC to promote and provide arts in all formats within Westport. For some of our local business sponsors and service clubs, 2014 marked five years they have been supportive of WAC and it’s their steady contributions that have allowed WAC to extend our reach in the community:

Tangled Garden

Barker Wilson Law Offices

Lower Mountain Mechanical

Seasons of Westport

Jake by the Lake

Westport Lions Club

 

 

Special thanks goes out to this year’s…

Patron of the Arts:

 Seasons of Westport

MusicWestport Main Stage Sponsor:

Jake by the Lake

 …for their above and beyond contributions. 

WAC also recognized the panel of board members who donate time, brain power, and multitude of skills on a regular basis to imagine and implement the various WAC programs and events throughout the year. There were so long meetings, long days, and even longer nights but it was all worth it!

Last but not least, WAC would like to thank the residents of Westport and each person who participated or attended a WAC event. Not only do we strive to bring arts in all forms to our community but we channel the funds from tickets and donations back into more events, school programs and local projects for the pleasure of Westport. And to all of those that came from here and there to enjoy and then donated through loose change or a purchase, we thank you. To all our members who took out memberships, we thank you! It was an amazing year!

With gratitude to all volunteers, sponsors, board members and supporters, 2014 was pretty awesome!

 

 

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