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Winning Even When We Lose

May 2, 2012

Creativity in Huntington has always existed, but today, through a number of grassroots activities in the community, marketing of those artistic talents has become a bit easier.

CAFE (Creative Arts Funding Endeavor) Huntington held its April event this past Monday at the Public Library. Almost 50 people attended to enjoy dinner, hear five groups present their projects, and then to vote which of the groups would receive the micro-grant of the accumulated $10 entry tickets for the event.  To read more about CAFE Huntington click here. 

WildRamp was one of the presenters, hoping that the micro-grant would help offset costs for the finalization of our new logo as well as other things. Some people in the room had not heard about the effort to develop a local food market, so the opportunity to get the word out was also exciting.

But we lost. And you know what, that’s okay. Not only can we present again at another CAFE but we can keep on keeping on.

What was gained was knowledge that we are supporting another wonderful endeavor in Huntington. The people attending the CAFE awarded the grant to Stars R Us Theater Troupe which is beginning production of a new show, The Eagles Who Thought They Were Chickens. Established by local playwrights and actors Norman Branch and Doug Brooks, the troupe has performed both original and published plays at venues such as the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, on campus at Marshall, at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, as well as in area community centers and churches. Working with children in the community, they teach not only dramatic arts, but life skills such as working as a member of a group towards a common goal, pursuing a goal that takes time to achieve and time management skills.

We look forward to attending the play this summer!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2012 2:11 am

    Persistence is a virtue. It will come, just keep at it.

    • May 3, 2012 10:29 am

      The group behind this market is the epitome of persistence….the old saying about the picture in the dictionary fits these people perfectly!

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