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College Production:
Talley's Folly

Broadway Series:
Dirty Dancing

Broadway Series:
Original Stars of American Bandstand

School Show:
Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Art Gallery:
America: The Dream of an Artist's Life featuring Emil Holzhauer

School Show:
Charlotte's Web

Artist Series:

School Show:
Nugget & Fang

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Mattie Kelly Arts Center Volunteer Docents & Ushers Honored

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

4/20/07 - The Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Okaloosa-Walton College recently honored the more than 150 volunteer docents and ushers who served over 8,000 hours this past arts season. Ushers direct patrons to their seats, hand out programs and most importantly, present a warm welcome to patrons of all events held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Art gallery docents help enhance the viewing experience of visitors to the center's two galleries by offering information and insight about current exhibitions and the college's permanent art collections. Docents also present a traveling art exhibit in local schools.

Ushers and docents normally commit to serve several times each season, September through July and receive training. Ushers receive complimentary admission to the show occurring the night they serve. Docents who serve in the art galleries prior to a theater performance may also receive complimentary admission on a space available basis. Additional volunteer docents and usher are needed. For information on becoming an usher contact Delores Merrill, house manager, at 729-6065 and for information on becoming an art gallery docent contact Cheryl Morrison at the art galleries at 729-6044.

Recognized for serving as Ushers during the 2006-07 arts season were:

DeFuniak Springs: Tom Wentz

Destin: Anna & Wayne Leone, Jeanette Moerschel, Steve Strauss,

Fort Walton Beach: Barbara Banning, Ann-Marie Brown, Marianne Coil, Pam & Leroy Donald, Gloria Deberry, Nancy Dyess, Judith Flasco, Don Gates, Dodie & Dan Glowa, Una & Jim Heavener, Maryann Helfrich, Mary-Anne Lovato, Avi Nusimow, Valarie Valade, Judy Wilbur

Mary Esther: Lu Craft, Diana & Donald Wade

Miramar Beach: Mary Ellen Hable, Miriam & Thomas Sasse,

Navarre: Ann Waters

Niceville: Inge Ackerman, Judy Alley, Darlene Anderson, Eileen & Charles Arpke, Audrey Bailey, Dot Barber, Judi Bernstein, Phil Block, Kay Brewer, Michele Boles, Jane Broestler, Bonnie & John Brooks, Yolanda Byrd, Joy Crimmins, Sammie & Stan Davis, Sandy Dye, Neville Edenborough, Jan & Kurt Eichorst, Jean Far, Tom Feick, Lee Fryer, Katie Furby, Diane Gilbert, Shirlee Gillett, Michele Gomez, Marjorie Cox Gray, Dee Gulbranson, Susie Hagwood, Audrey & Bob Hains, Laurie Hardy, Eleanor Harris, Be Hinley, Debbie & Dan Hollis, Helen Hooper, Sharon Johnson, Letty Larson, Marilyn Lyttle, Emily Maheu, Scotta Mahugh, Gilbert March, Cheryl McDermott, Joan McCarthy, Sandra & C.V. Miller, Sue & Lee Marion, Connie Morgan, Pat Morgan, Hattie Moseley, Donna & Bob Newton, Joanne Palm, Erlinda Pearson, Donna Quinn, Bill Readdy, Vivian Recht, Vicki Richburg, Roxanne Ruckdeschel, George Sebren, Ann Shambo, Anne Smith, Pam Smith, Paul Summitt, Barbara & Bill Thaler, Karen Thomhave, Pat & David Vaughan, Judy Van Reese, Gary Wendel, Nancy Whitehouse, Mary Jo Wimsatt, Sandy Wood, Lillie Woods

Shalimar: Barbara & George Cilek, Kay & Troy Dent, Ed Fox, Lolly Korn, Nancy Litten, Sheila Stetzler

Valparaiso: Pat DAquila, June Jepson, Molly Myers, Edith Santucci, Jean Smith,

Recognized for serving as Docents during the 2006-07 arts season were:

Crestview: Bob & Mary Bayer, Donna Holovack, Richard Lehnert

Destin: Tann Dallas, Janet Rappazini

Fort Walton Beach: Mary Lou Catron, Marion Mundy, Ethel Stuth

Niceville: Beverly Barefield, Ruth Ann Carroll, Tom Feick, Renata Gauvin, Bill & Shirlee Gillett, Audrey Hains, John & Claire Hipp, Keiko Kopp, Marilyn Koser, Marilyn Mefford, Connie Morgan, Janet Pandzik, Neil Reilly, Elizabeth Shwiller, Diane Siwicki, Joan Todd-Hoole

Shalimar: Doris Berg, Ed & Cathy Fox, Biruta LaCelle, Nancy Litten, Pat & Vivian Marcus, Kathleen Saunders

Valparaiso: Kay Harter, June Jepson