Delavan UCC, music series coordinator named WCAC's 'Friends of the Arts'
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Calvin Kuder of the Walworth County Arts Council stands with the Rev. Laura McLeod, center, and Ruth Haase, church moderator, both of the United Church of Christ-Congregational Church in Delavan last month. WCAC named the church a "Friends of the Arts in 2012." The church was recognized for its Find Arts Day Camp for children each summer. Also awarded for his work with the summer music series at the Phoenix Park Bandshell was David Block of Delavan. Photo submitted.
The Walworth County Arts Council named David Block of Delavan and the United Church of Christ—Congregational, also of Delavan, their 2012 Friends of the Arts at their Annual Meeting in November.
Block was recognized for his leadership of the summer music series at Delavan’s Phoenix Park. Under his leadership the program has grown to provide a wide variety of outdoor concerts by many diverse groups and performers.
The United Church of Christ—Congregational has a long history of leadership in the arts and in sharing its resources with the wider community. Particular recognition was given to its innovative Fine Arts Day Camp for children each summer. The Rev. Laura McLeod and Ruth Haase, moderator of the church, represented the UCC at the luncheon.
Each year the Arts Council names an individual and a corporate entity as “Friends of the Arts” for significant contributions in furthering the arts in Walworth County. Past year’s individual awards have gone to Joan Grommes Franzen, Williams Bay artist; Sharon Munson, Delavan music education; and Joanne Hobbs, Williams Bay harpist and music educator. Corporate awards have recognized Music by the Lake, the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, Black Point Historic House and Gardens, and the Allyn Foundation.
Walworth County Arts Council member Calvin Kuder bestowed the recognition on to the recipients. "Toe to Toe," a dance group from Elkhorn, WI, performed at the luncheon.
The Walworth County Arts Council is a not-for-profit service organization advancing the importance and growth of the Arts and cultural activities throughout Walworth County. Its membership includes participating artists and musicians, students, agencies and concerned citizens who together represent widely varied backgrounds and interest in the Arts. For membership information, email email@example.com or visit the website at WalworthCountyArtsCouncil.org.