Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Benefit Screening A Resounding Success

Close to 120 people attended our benefit screening of "Fame" at Celebration Cinema North on September 25. This event raised $4,700 to support Grupo Tarasco and the Mexican folkloric dance program at the Cook Arts Center. Grupo Tarasco gave an energetic dance performance in the theater lobby before the movie.

We would like to thank Celebration Cinema North for making this event possible. A number of theater employees went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed both before and during the event, and we are grateful.

Thanks also to our sponsors for their generous support:

Varnum (Gold Sponsor)
State Farm Insurance (Silver Sponsor)
Gene & Tubie Gilmore (Bronze Sponsor)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Benefit Screening Supports GRUPO TARASCO and Mexican Folkloric Dance

Don't miss this opportunity to spend an enjoyable evening at the movies AND support a good cause. On Friday, September 25, Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities presents a benefit screening of the movie FAME at Celebration Cinema North.

The movie begins at 7:30, but if you get there by 7:00 you can catch a performance by Grupo Tarasco in the theater lobby. Grupo Tarasco is a Mexican Folkloric dance troupe composed of fifteen children and youth ages 8 to 18. It was started in 1989 by Josie Guillen who still leads the group. The Cook Arts Center has been home base to Grupo Tarasco since 2001.

Tickets are $20 and include a medium popcorn and soft drink. Proceeds will be used to support Grupo Tarasco and the Mexican Folkloric Dance Program at the Cook Arts Center (formerly the Grandville Avenue Academy for the Arts). Call Marj at 742-0692 to purchase advance tickets.

Thank you very much to our event sponsors:

SILVER LEVEL: State Farm Insurance
bie Gilmore