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We are choosing to look at this weather as a “glass half full” situation. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME! We are going to POSTPONE Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival to November 14, 2015 from 2PM-8PM. Our awesome bands are still on board, our beers are still on board, our wonderful sponsors and police chief are on board so while there will be NO FESTIVAL on October 3, 2015, we are thrilled to be able to hold a make up day. Stay tuned for more details as we get them. Thank you all and stay safe, dry and warm this weekend! Please share!
Where: Hanover Arts & Activities Center 500 S. Center Street, Ashland, Virginia 23005
When:Submit pies July 4th, 2015 between 9:00am-10:30am at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center along with a registration form.
Awards:1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Pies, Most Patriotic Pie & Best Kid’s Pie (under age 11
- A panel of judges will pick the winning pies which will be auctioned off at 12:30pm with proceeds benefitting the non-profit Hanover Arts & Activities Center. All decisions of the judges are final.
- The remaining pie entries will be sold by the slice.
- Pies must be homemade with primarily apple filling
- Additions such as nuts, spices, raisins, etc. are allowed.
All proceeds from the pie raffle go toward the one to one challenge grant from The Cabell Foundation.
Don’t forget to order your DVD of the show! Please send your name, address, email and phone number, along with a check payable for $20 to the Hanover Arts & Activities Center to PO Box 486, 500 S Center Street, Ashland, VA 23005. If you want your DVD mailed to you, please add $3 postage to your check.
We are hoping to hold a Red Carpet DVD Preview Party at the Ashland Movie Theater when it is released. Stay tuned for more information! A big thank you to WulfTeam Productions for taping the show! www.wulfteamproductions.com
Exciting things are happening with the ongoing renovation of The Center’s historic building! Our building will be closed December 17, 2014 through January 5, 2015 for our floor renovations in the auditorium. Above is a peek at the beautiful reclaimed heart pine that will be used to patch worn spots in the floor. We will be checking phone messages while we are away so drop us a line if you have a question (804.798.2728) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Variety Show sign up forms are available at The Center’s side entrance in a plastic document box and completed forms may be placed in the folder provided in the box. Have a wonderful holiday everyone.
The Hanover Arts & Activities Center will face a leadership transition this April, but it didn’t have to look too far to find its next Executive Director.
After two years as Executive Director, Tayloe Moore will leave the Center to become Development Manager for the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation.
Moore has led the Center as important renovations were made to the 155-year-old facility, including a new roof and exterior painting. The Center hosted numerous successful programs including the 2013 “Ashland’s Bandstand: Raise the Roof” Variety Show, annual Railroad Run, Fourth of July celebration, first ever Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival and programs marking Black History Month in 2014. Moore’s last day on the job will be Friday, April 25.
Replacing her will be Sara Holloway, who has served as a volunteer at the Center for three years, including the last two as Center Board President. Holloway, who will leave her position as Special Events Scheduler at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is well suited to take on duties as Executive Director.
As Board President, she has been a hands-on volunteer in virtually all of the Center’s activities. With her connections at VMFA, she arranged for traveling exhibitions of visual arts at the Center, participation in VMFA’s statewide partner exchange, and helped broaden the Center’s appeal and engagement with new audiences through social media and new advertising. Holloway will start as Executive Director on April 23.
“As an Ashland resident, I am excited about this opportunity. I look forward to supporting The Center in all three aspects of our mission and continuing the growth and connection to community that is so important to what we do,” Holloway said. “Tayloe has done a remarkable job, especially in attracting funding for the Center new sources that enabled us to address needed improvements to our facility.”
Congratulations to all of the Hanover Idols finalists for 2 great shows! Specials thanks to the judges and coaches!
The 2014 Hanover Junior Idol is Audrey Kate Taylor and the runner up is Jean Woodrum.
The 2014 Hanover Idol is Sarah Hopkins and the runner up is Carrie Cauthorne.
Order your 2014 Hanover Idols Competition DVD today! Only $20 for the 2-disc set. Please mail or drop off the form below with check made payable to “WulfTeam Productions.”
On Sunday, February 16 from 4:00-5:30pm, come and hear Ashland/Hanover residents tell their personal stories of growing up. The topics of education and life as students in different schools will be the focus of this particular program. This program, called Untold Stories: Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover—Black and White Experiences, is free and open to the public and will be held at the Center. Read more »
The talent this year is amazing! Thanks to all who auditioned for the Hanover Idols Competition, which will be held March 2, 2014 at the Center.
Hanover Junior Idol Finalists:
Audrey Kate Taylor
Dana Kelleen Slayton
Hanover Idol Finalists:
is the featured Ashland charity for the month of October as part of Recycling Perks’ Give Back Campaign. It costs you nothing but the Center can receive up to $500 if 100 people give their perks to the Center.
Here is a spread on the Ashland Musical Variety Show from August, 2003. If anyone knows of an electronic version that we can link to, please let us know!