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Following dinner, guests at the Smith Mountain Arts Council annual meeting took to the floor for some flat-foot dancing to the sounds of David Cannady and Friends band with Cannady on the banjo.
Friday, October 11, 2013
The Smith Mountain Arts Council welcomed a new lineup of officers at its annual meeting and expo on Oct. 4.
Chuck Lumpkin, former vice president, was elected president of the council. Anne Motley will serve as vice president, Betsy Ashton was named secretary and Marty Bowers will continue as treasurer.
Mike and Joyce Dittrich will step down after five years as president and secretary, respectively.
Mike Dittrich said the council elected Andrea Fansler to the board; she will be in charge of next year’s annual meeting. Fansler is spearheading the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA’s fundraising campaign.
Linda Worman will serve as publicity chair and Linda Simmons will be the new representative for Lake Writers.
Mike Dittrich said more than 130 people, the biggest crowd ever, attended the expo and meeting at Resurrection Catholic Church . He said about nine groups , including Lake Writers, The BSharps, Lake Singers, Lake Players, Student Outreach, Special Events, Let’s Dance, Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association and the Junior Appalachian Musicians, set up booths at the expo.
Attendees enjoyed old-time bluegrass music by local group David Cannaday and Friends and a barbecue dinner. Part of the proceeds from the event will fund JAM, the student outreach music program.
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