LAFAYETTE SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
SOURCE: Mrs. William Deal, 1998
SIZE: .1 linear feet
SHELVING UNITS:1 volume
PROCESSING:PHW, November 2001
The LaFayette Society for the Performing Arts was founded by a group of people from Greenville, West Point, Franklin, Pine Mountain, Hogansville, and LaGrange with a shared interest in promoting the arts in the area. A forum was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on November 19, 1979 to determine interest for such an organization in the community. The society was incorporated on March 24, 1980 and according to the articles of incorporation, the mission of the society is to “promote, cultivate, and further enhance the performing arts experience available to all LaGrange area residents through the enlistment of the best efforts of local citizens showing a proven interest in the community-wide benefits inherent in and associated with performance-based arts, and by supporting, organizing, and otherwise fostering local, regional, and national talent in a venue accessible to all in the community.” Since its inception, the society has offered an array of performances, including the annual Nutcracker, which first opened on December 2, 1983. They originally sponsored the LaFayette Singers and the LaGrange Community Orchestra. The society is the umbrella organization for: the Azalea Story Telling Festival, LaFayette Opera Theatre, LaFayette Chorale (both men & mixed), LaGrange Ballet Company, Young Singers of LaGrange, and the Youth Orchestra. They have also conducted various workshops for people of all ages.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The scrapbook contains articles of incorporation, board minutes, by-laws, event programs, & news articles. The articles of incorporation have information concerning the formation of the society and its purpose. Board minutes include list of members present, a summary of discussion, and old business. The by-laws outline the general powers of the board of directors, number of members allowed, tenure qualifications, and voting rights. Event programs give the dates of the performance, a list of performers and stage crewmembers, and a list of contributors. News articles include information regarding performances, projects, and workshops. These typically include names of people involved along with a photograph.
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Societies and Clubs – Troup County