After 16 years as President of the Friends of the Arts, founding member Charlie Schaeffer has decided to step down from his post. Charlie has provided expert leadership in overseeing, along with Jan Zoesch, the tremendous growth of this program which has benefited literally thousands of students throughout Duplin County, introducing them to the arts through stage and classroom performances. Charlie's leadership will be missed but new president, Tom Castellino, will provide the same passion in insuring the continuation of this wonderful program.
Board of Directors
Tom Castellino - President Jan Zoesch - VP, Program Coordinator Peg Bodine - Treasurer Lynda Goodman - Secretary
Sixteen (16) years
411 total performances
383 In-School Performances
82,500 Students in attendance
Annual Professional tuning of school pianos
Annual Scholarship to high school seniors totaling $8,000
28 Community Performances
61 Total Artistic Acts
Friends of the Arts has contributed $250,000 to the arts since inception
The Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts was created in 2004 to promote local cultural growth and awareness of the Arts. Our objective is to bring Fine Arts programs to the schools and the entire community, donating any surplus proceeds to the school system's Art and Music programs
The Friends of the Arts has established close working relationships with the Principals and faculty at participating schools, and these educators are extensively involved in program planning and execution.
Friends of the Arts performances are held in the 752-seat Fine Arts Center at the Wallace-Rose Hill High School located in Teachey, North Carolina, as well as in the local Wallace and Rose Hill Elementary Schools.
The Friends of the Arts continues to schedule outstanding performances for all students, kindergarten through high school. In addition, some of the performing artists visit the classrooms and work with the students on such things as song writing, story telling and playing various musical instruments. Also, our community-wide events will include our annual Christmas Show and Summer Outdoor Concerts. The Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts is a tax-exempt non profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as such depends entirely on the financial and volunteer support of the community. Contributions can be forwarded to Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts, 192 Cypress Point, Wallace, NC 28466.
Individuals or businesses interested in obtaining more information please email us at:INFO@wrhfoa.com.