Moore Park Art Show thanks
The Moore Park Art Show Saturday, Aug. 14, was a wonderful success. The arts were beautiful, diverse and of great quality. The entertainment by Mary Hargreaves, Zumba dancer Elaine Pratt, Poet Timothy Richardson and Guitarist Denny Breau was engaging and fantastic. The fine fare provided by Rooster’s Roadhouse, The Paris Fire Auxiliary and the McLaughlin Garden was professional and delicious.
An event like this is a result of the help and support of many individuals, groups and business. Many thanks are deserved by all who helped to produce what is surely to become a favorite annual August event in Western Maine.
Thanks to the committed and hard-working volunteers: Becky Burke, Dana Chandler, Kim and Jeff Sutton, Linda and Richard Record, Shane Wilson, Toni Seger, Tim Richardson, Steve Galvin, and Derrick Martel. For helping things run smoothly, thanks to Paris Town Manager Phil Tarr, Lake Region Awards, The Paris Post Office Staff, The Paris Road Crew, The Town of Paris Office Team and The Norway Savings Bank. Thanks to the artists who supported the show, but couldn’t make it: Duncan Slade, Ed Stevens and Sheryl Westleigh.
Great thanks go to the local businesses that saw the community value in supporting this event: Business Supporters - Creaser Jewelers, Hobbs Lucky Lanes and Norway Savings Bank. In-Kind Supporters - Burger King, Mahoosuc Arts Council, Maurice Restaurant, McDonald's Restaurant, McLaughlin Garden, Park Street Press, Personal Best Health Club, Norway-Paris Cable TV and the Western Maine Art Group. Entertainment Sponsors – Bancroft Fencing, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Element Day Spa, Norway-Paris Soft Serve, Bolster's Decorating, Bessy Motor Sales, Payne's Redemption and Crossway Family Dental. Purchase Award Sponsors – Weston-Chandler Funeral Homes and the Corner Place.
Thanks to artist award judges Tera Ingrham and Ashley Oliver of the Mahoosuc Arts Council of Bethel.
Thanks to Anne Sheehan, the Advertiser Democrat and the Sun-Journal for spreading the word on this fabulous show.
Finally, hooray for the town of Paris and the Parks and Recreation Department for the vision to bring this wonderful, capacity-building, economy-supporting event to our community.
See you next August in Western Maine’s Most Beautiful Arts Venue!
Aranka K. Matolcsy
Director, Moore Park Art Show