At its November meeting, the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council welcomed new Executive Director Leona M. Rega and elected its 2021 officers. They are President Roger Lund, owner of The Christmas Haus, 1st Vice President Nicole Bucher, co-owner of Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium, 2nd Vice President Pauline LeVan, managing partner of Battlefield Harley-Davidson, Treasurer Stu Kravits, retired from IBM and Lockheed Martin, and Secretary Brenda McCabe, retired Development Director of Hoffman Homes and currently gift shop clerk at Dobbin House Tavern.
Directors for the coming year include Darlene Brown, retired and a Gettysburg Borough Zoning Board member, Judie Butterfield, Gettysburg Borough Council member, Attorney Todd King of Salzmann Hughes, PC, Holly Purdy, realtor/co-owner of ReMax of Gettysburg, Alloway Creek Elementary School art teacher and artist Jill Rakowicz, Danny Sebright, President of the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council in Washington D.C., Cassondra Selby, realtor with Keller Williams and Lois Starkey, former gallery owner, realtor, and association executive.
Incorporated in 1993, the Adams County Arts Council has evolved from a small group of optimistic organizers into a nonprofit arts organization, with a membership of 500 and a mission to cultivate an arts-rich community. ACAC’s primary goals are to provide high quality arts in education opportunities for students of all ages and to support local arts presenters, schools, and artists.
Through a tremendous outpouring of community support, ACAC completed a 1.8 million project in 2011 and opened its new Arts Education Center at 125 S. Washington St. in Gettysburg. The 10,000 sq. ft. center includes inviting spaces for arts and culinary classes, artist studios, gallery for local art, pottery and glass workshops, and reception hall with full kitchen for community/ private events. The facility breaks down barriers of cost with scholarships for low income youth and senior citizens.