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"Fruitcakes" Opens on November 30th

Published on: November 12, 2018

Winder-Barrow Community Theatre is excited to announce the family show, “Fruitcakes” by Julian Wiles which will be performed November 30th at 7:30, December 1st at 7:30, and Sunday, December 2nd at 3:00 pm at the Winder Cultural Arts Center on Athens Street. WBCT is thrilled to announce it has received a Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA). These funds will support the production of “Fruitcakes” for the local community. “We are proud to once again be able to award the Vibrant Communities Grant to 78 entities in 52 counties across the state,” said Georgia Council for the Arts Executive Director Karen Paty. “This grant program seeks to advance art projects that support non-profit organizations, government entities, colleges/universities, libraries and schools in their efforts to present cultural opportunities and arts experiences in their communities.”
The Georgia Council for the Arts awarded 78 entities in 52 counties nearly $300,000 in funding. GCA received 100 applications from libraries, schools, arts centers, cities, historical societies, community theatres, Boys & Girls Clubs and more.

Following the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) precedent, the Georgia Council for the Arts used Peer Review Panels to adjudicate applications. These panels included fellow professionals who are experienced in the arts discipline or type of grant being reviewed; or are Georgia citizens with a record of involvement in arts activities, experience, and knowledge. The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development whose mission is to cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts. GCA provides grant funding, programs and services statewide that support the vital arts industry, preserve the state’s cultural heritage, increase tourism and nurture strong communities. Funding for Georgia Council for the Arts is provided by appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for “Fruitcakes” are available now online at (click on the red ticket for online sales) or at the City of Winder Customer Care Center (corner of Jackson and Athens Streets) in person or by phone. Their phone number is 770-867-3106, and you should use phone prompt one to “pay your bill”. You will order the tickets which will be available for you at Will Call on the date of the show. Children up to age 12 are only $5.00 each. Ages 13 and older are only $10.00. At the end of the show you will be invited to meet the cast for refreshments. You can also take a picture of your child or family with Buster, the Christmas Hog. Buster is part of the show, and the kids will love seeing him.

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