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The Endicott Performing Arts Center located at 102 Washington Avenue in Endicott presents a showcase every February at the Robert Eckert Theater. All 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.
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 this years fundraising event! Since its inception, the EPAC Devin Spears Scholarship Fund has awarded over $45,000 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. There is a basket raffle during the show with many theme gift baskets to benefit the scholarship fund.
This years showcase will be Saturday, February 23rd at 8pm. General Admission tickets will be available at the EPAC Box office, and the EPAC Web site. Call 607-785-8903 or visit www.endicottarts.com
Those wishing to contribute to the Devin Spears Scholarship Fund can send their donations payable to EPAC Devin Spears Scholarship Fund to EPAC, 102 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY.
Graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the arts should contact their high school guidance counselor or EPAC for scholarship application forms. Call 785-8903 for more information or email email@example.com