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.
Joining Tom on the board will be Vice President and Program Director Jan Zoesch, Secretary Lynda Goodman and Treasurer Peg Bodine.
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 mission of Wallace Rose Hill Friends of the Arts (FOA) is to introduce Fine Arts programs to our students and community. We aim to inspire our students to unlock their potential through positive engagement with the artists FOA brings to the schools, fostering belief that they can achieve their dreams and goals and enhancing the learning process. By exposing our community to diverse fine arts we are one step closer from “You don’t know what you don’t know” to “knowing what is possible”.
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.