Devin Spears Scholarship Fundraiser

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Devin Spears Scholarship
Talent Showcase Fundraiser

The Endicott Performing Arts Center, located at 102 Washington Avenue in Endicott, presents a talent showcase every year.  All the proceeds from the showcase benefit the “Devin Spears Memorial Scholarship Fund”.  The fund awards scholarships to local graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education in the arts.

Devin Spears

We are in need of donations of baskets and gift certificates for the benefit. Donations can be dropped off at EPAC beginning Monday, February 19th. This years showcase will be held on Saturday, February 24th at 8PM. 

Those wishing to contribute to the Devin Spears Scholarship Fund can donate a GIFT BASKET to be raffled or send their DONATIONS payable to EPAC Devin Spears Scholarship Fund,  102 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY.

The EPAC Devin Spears Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Devin Spears, a member of the EPAC Kids Theater Workshop who starred as Dorothy in the workshop’s 2001 production of “The Wiz.”  Devin and her mother Valerie were tragically killed in 2002. Many thanks to all who assisted in each year’s fundraising event!  Since its inception, the EPAC Devin Spears Scholarship Fund has awarded over $41,700 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

“It’s very gratifying to be able to help the young people of our community pursue their dreams,” says EPAC Director Patrick Foti.  “It’s just another way that illustrates how community theater helps make our community a better place to live. Our heartiest congratulations go out to the recipients.”

The showcase features song, dance and instrumental performances by many of the area’s most talented performers.  Groups from EPAC’s Kids Theater Workshop and area High schools, as well as local dance groups, and many other local talents will be performing.

The basket raffle only starts during the Devin Spears showcase with many different themed gift baskets up for raffle, to benefit the scholarship fund. The baskets will be raffled during every EPAC show through April 29th, when the basket Winners will be drawn at the final performance of the Kids Theater Workshop.

Those wishing to contribute to the Devin Spears Scholarship Fund can donate a gift basket to be raffled or send their donations payable to EPAC Devin Spears Scholarship Fund,  102 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY.

This years showcase will be Saturday, February 24th at 8pm. General Admission tickets are available at the EPAC Box office, or the EPAC Web site. Call 607-785-8903 or visit www.endicottarts.com for more info.

Graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the arts should contact their high school guidance counselor or EPAC for scholarship application forms for 2015.   Call 785-8903 for more information or email epacoffice102@gmail.com.

General Operating Support is provided to the Endicott Performing Arts Center by a grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund

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