Archive for Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Letters: Save the Carnegie Arts Center

December 28, 2011

To the editor:

In 2012, the Carnegie Arts Center should celebrate its 25th anniversary. Many residents, their children and grandchildren of Leavenworth, Lansing, Easton, Basehor and Tonganoxie have passed through its doors in Leavenworth to learn something exciting and new about the arts.

To everyone who has had the desire to learn to play an instrument, throw clay on the potter’s wheel, complete an art project, learn interpretive dance, calligraphy or creative writing, I am appealing to you to help us save the Carnegie. The truth is we are standing at the crossroads. Can we go on or must we close the doors of the Carnegie Arts Center due to lack of funding?

The recession has not left the arts unscathed. Families have had to cut back and the state of Kansas no longer provides any funding or grants for the arts.

The Carnegie is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations made before year’s end are fully deductible.

Donations can be made in person, by mail to Carnegie Arts Center, 601 Fifth St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 or online at carnegieartscenter.org

Thank you for helping to save the Carnegie.

Janette Labbee-Holdeman

Lansing

Editor’s note: Labbee-Holdeman is a member of the Carnegie Arts Center board of directors.

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