Wyoming Arts Council

Hands in Harmony presents free concert

The Wyoming Arts Council invites you to attend a special event at 7:00 p.m. on June 14, 2008 at the Cheyenne Civic Center. On that date, Hands in Harmony will present its Thank You Cheyenne, a free performance in appreciation for financial support received from the community. Representative Amy Edmonds will present a $5,000 check to Hands in Harmony that evening on behalf of the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Legislators, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hands in Harmony was victimized by a theft earlier this year. All of its operating funds disappeared, except for $100, jeopardizing the group’s summer tour. Since then, local organizations and individuals have contributed towards the budget shortfall and for the trip to New York City where the young people will perform at the United Nations headquarters and Saint Paul ’s Chapel at Ground Zero. The tour will include 14 performances, with stops in Omaha, the Lake George area in Upstate New York, at the Civil War Reenactment and in the Lower Marsh Presbyterian Church in Gettysburg, Penn., and in Hershey, Penn.

A recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award, Hands in Harmony is a dedicated group of young people who speak and sing with their hands for those who hear with their eyes. The organization has been a vital and active part of the Cheyenne and Wyoming communities for over 20 years.

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