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Ellis Fine Arts Center unveils Recognition Wall

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Founding Donors sat down for a photo to signify the opening of the fine arts center recognition wall in the Ken and Charlotte Lunt lobby of the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the campus of Fort Scott Community College. The donors pictured include: front row, from left to right, Chester Boileau, Willa Ellis, Danny Ellis and Richard Hedges. Back row, from left to right, Robert Hill, Bernita Hill, Aileen Pollock and William Pollock. Photo courtesy Fort Scott Community College.
After a great deal of time and anticipation, Fort Scott Community College has announced that the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center donor recognition wall is completed and proudly displayed inside the Ken and Charlotte Lunt Lobby.

Since the opening of the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center in the spring of 2009 all students on main campus are often in the building for classes, social gatherings, and presentations. According to a press release by FSCC, world-class talent has performed in the performing arts auditorium. In its first two years the facility has hosted, The Kansas City Symphony, Alvin Ailey, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Voices of Glory, Gordon Parks festivities, many private parties, professional speakers, Fort Scott High School Band and Choir concerts, and all of FSCC's theatre productions, and graduations.

The Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center never would have been a reality without the contributions of many donors, according to the release. Fifteen years ago this project developed in the beginning stages. Daryl Roller, former Director of Development, and a planning group of many local residents were passionate about making the dream a reality for FSCC and Fort Scott. Everyone who gave to this fine facility is recognized on the newly completed recognition wall, or by naming a seat in the auditorium.

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