We would like to recognize founding member Charlie Schaeffer for his 16 years as President. 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 by introducing them to the arts through stage and classroom performances. While Charlie will be missed, Tom Castellino, our new President, will provide the same passion in ensuring the continuation of this wonderful program.
President - Tom Castellino
Vice President & Program Coordinator- Jan Zoesch
Secretary - Lynda Goodman
Treasurer - Bob Bertucelli
The Mission of the Friends of the Arts
The Wallace - Rose Hill Friends of the Arts was founded in 2004 to promote fine arts in our community and to enhance arts education in the Wallace - Rose Hill district, kindergarten through high school.
Our objective is to bring Fine Arts programs to the Wallace-Rose Hill schools by donating time, leadership and guidance to the area's youth. Yearly fundraisings are used directly for programs in the school system for art and music programs.
The Friends of the Arts work extensively with school teachers, principals, Duplin County school administrators and community partners to schedule outstanding performances for all students, kindergarten through high school. In addition, performing artists visit the classrooms and work with the sudents on such things as songwriting, storytelling, and playing musical instruments. Our community-wide events include sponsorship of a brass quintet to perform at the Chamber of Commerce "Christmas at Twilight" on Thursday, November 19.
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 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.
Individuals or businesses interested in obtaining more information please email us at:INFO@wrhfoa.com
Contributions can also be mailed to Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts, 188 East Winding Way, Wallace, NC 28466. Potential performers can contact our Program Coordinator atATOZ1435@aol.com.
Fine Arts Center at Wallace-Rose Hill HS
Highlights 2004 - 2022
$275,000 raised for arts and related programs for the Wallace - Rose Hill school district and community
455 arts related performances and programs in the schools and the community
Awarded $8,000 in scholarships to students continuing their education in the arts
Provided students in the Wallace - Rose Hill schools a total of 96,500 hours of visual and performing arts experiences